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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
West Mersea beach with the ice piled up in the hard winter of 1962-63. January 1963.
The Beach, West Mersea. This is taken by the Monkey Steps and the wall is the wall in front of Orleans. The wall was later plastered. The name Esplanade on the postcard title is not used for this area. Postcard from E T W Dennis, No. 063667. Photo: Peter Godfrey Collection
On smack PHANTOM returning from Maldon Carnival mid 1920s.
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1. Kathie Vince 2. Ethel Green 3. Ella Green 4. Dot Green (Mrs Ock Green) with teapot 5. Florence Vince with cup 6. Mabel Farthing (Mrs Arthur Benns) 7. Ron Vince 8. Bert Vince looking through between mast and mainsail 9. Harry Vince holding halyard 10. Mrs Lee 11. Edna Vince (Mrs Sparkes) eating biscuit 12. Peter Vince 13. Mr Lee 14. Syd Vince. 1920s.
West Mersesa Fire Engine. Gary Mussett. 2017 Carnival. 17 June 2017. Photo: Tony Millatt
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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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