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Looking towards the Tollesbury shore. Ships laid up in the River Blackwater in the icy winter of 1963. The boats from Mersea were unable to get out to the ships and the watchmen had to be supplied by helicopter. The nearest ship is thought to be the SAN VERONICO as she is the only one of the former Eagle Oil tankers with the large kingpost in front of the aft accommodation.
A cropped version of this photograph was in Essex County Standard 1 February 1963 1 February 1963. Photo: Ashley Upsher Collection
Cecil Mussett and Vic Sams, about 1944 when Cecil was 14. Raspberry and blackcurrant bushes. View looking northwest from Vic Sams' fields in Chapmans Lane to Blue Row. c1944. Photo: Cecil Mussett Collection
Charles Cook, known as 'Tuddy' or 'Gunner') winkling off the Monkey Beach. Coast Road, Coastguard mast and the church in the background. Another copy of this was mailed June 1905. Before June 1905. Photo: Hardy Weaver Collection
The Cottage near the Mill, West Mersea. Chapel Road, now Mill Road, from Queens Corner. The baker's boy is believed to be Preston Smith. Postcard by Cleghorn. Published later as a postcard by Mersea Museum. c1910.
Western end of the beach at West Mersea, where it meets Buzz'n Creek. This has built up since WW2. Houseboat L'ESPERANCE is near top, just left of centre.
Part of a collection of aerial views of Mersea taken by Stacey Belbin. If you are interested in purchasing any of these photographs, please contact Stacey at ladygraceboat.trips @ gmail.com 27 April 2014. Photo: Stacey Belbin
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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.
If you can add to the information we have about an image, such as the names of the people, the place or the date, please Email us.
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.
The images above are copyright Mersea Island Museum unless otherwise stated.


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