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Maldon Hythe on a summer afternoon about 1957.
The smacks include MN21 MAUD and MN23. The barge NELLIE PARKER is on the blocks in the distance. Smoke from Sadd's sawmills drifts across the horizon. c1957. Photo: Douglas Went
Jack Botham aerial photograph 3205. Decoy Point. Early days at Waldegraves Caravan site. c1962. Photo: Botham Aerial Views
The Old City with the Victory centre left and Cornerways on the right at the bottom of the Lane. Cornerways was later reduced in height. Carriage at the bottom of the lane. The boat on the left is BEATRICE.
The signwriting on the front of the Victory is Colchester Brewing Company, Fine ales and stout, wines and spirits. W. Trim proprietor.
Owen Fletcher names the men in foregraound as B. French and Mr Mole. He says: The parked carriage brought a party from Colchester for an Oyster Tea at the Victory.
Lorna Mills' grandfather James french was born in Cornerways.
<a href=mmphoto.php?typ=ID&hit=1&tot=1&ba=cke&bid=CBR_001>CBR_001 </a> was taken at the same time.
A Cleghorn photograph. Another copy of this postcard was mailed 25 July 1906. Before July 1906. Photo: Hardy Weaver Collection
Dabchicks first rescue boat during the 1962 Blackwater Barge Match. 
L-R Franki Drinkall, Dad & Mum Drinkall, Bev Drinkall.
Laid up Shell tanker in the background.
Water a penny a pail.
A curious incident can be seen in old world Essex village of Abberton, by motorists touring in this district on any week-day, where Mr Wright the waterman retails water at 1d a pail. Members of the Wright family have sold water in the village for over a hundred years.
Keeping a car clean would no doubt be an expensive proposition
[The above are from a typewritten note on the back of the photograph].
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<p>From a handwritten note with the photo:
Mrs Elmer (hat), Mrs Hiskey, Mrs Sawkins (Douglas's mother ?), Mr Fred Smith [but this is doubtful - the man has been identified as Norman Wright by his daughter], Girl from Mersea (Milgate ?). 
Water from Radcliffe Sloosh spring, Spring Lane, Fingringhoe, [ By the pond - ] Near Whalebone.
Fred earned 12/6 a week.
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<p>G.W. Rudlin carrier in the background - Arthur Death on the running board and George Rudlin inside.
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Original photograph by L.G. Cosser, Sir Isaac's Walk, Colchester.
</p> c1930. Photo: Peter Rudlin Collection
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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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