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Tom Marriage 26 June 1896 to 5 May 1896.
Wounded Arras April 3rd 1917. Left leg amputated 19th April. Died May 5th 1917.
Laid to rest May 6th in the Military Cemetery, Etaples, France.
There is more detail in Not Just a Name, page 101. In it, a letter refers to Tom being wounded 3rd April, but Roger Bullen says that there was confusion over the date Tom was wounded. On the 3rd the Battalion was in camp. 9th April the Battle of Arras commenced. c1916. Photo: Gene and Tony Clifton
Outside the Green Man, Bradwell. c1926.
L-R Cecil Wood, Kathleen Few, Walter Kemp, Marjorie Michell, Jimmy Wells. c1926. Photo: Geof Hempstead Collection
Sea Cadet Band at first Armistice Day Parade, outside Legion Hall in Barfield Road. 
Names from Owen Fletcher: L-R 1. Brian Jay, 2. John Telford, 3. Keith Mynard, 4. Bob Bisco (Petty Officer), 5. Ray Buck (drum - from Abberton), 6. Dennis Dustin, 7. Ray Coppin (bass drum), 8. Brian Marshall (drum), 9. Roger Sheldrake, 10. Dick Gladwell (Drum Major).
Also present is Burton Hewes. On the extreme right are Steve and David Conway with their parents. 1951. Photo: Bob Bisco Collection
West Mersea Post Office in Yorick Road, with the White Hart just visible on the right. The notice on the front says Post Office for Money Orders, Savings Bank, Parcel Post, Telegraph, Insurance.

Telegram boy Reg Jay on bicycle waiting outside - he was Telegram Boy for Ashton Turner, the postmaster. The wage was six pence and for that he was expected to deliver anywhere on the Island including East Mersea [BJ].
He has his black leather pouch attached to his belt. His left foot resting on a step which was attached to the back spindle. I remember in my young days several of the older men didn't cock their leg over the seat with one foot on the pedal, they scooted along with one foot on this step and lifted themselves onto the saddle from the back [RG].
Photograph before 1911 as the hedge etc is 'younger' than in the Cleghorn photograph from September 1911.
The building is now [2015] Barclays Bank. Before 1911. Photo: Peter Rudlin Collection
Victoria Esplanade and beach, West Mersea, looking to the Two Sugars Cafe --- formerly a World War 2 gun emplacement. c1955.
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Mersea Museum has a large collection of images, mainly of Mersea Island and the surrounding area. Those shown here are a small sample.
The images are divided into categories - click on a Category to view a selection.
Each year, a selection of the images with an accompanying audiocommentary form an audio-visual display that is run when the Museum is open.
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The collection is always increasing thanks to the kindness of may individuals. If you have photographs that are suitable for our collection, we would be pleased to hear from you. We can just take a digital copy of a photograph and return the original to you.
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