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VULTURE completed in 1907 at Forrestt and Son, Wivenhoe Shipyard. Yard No. 568 steel tunnel screw steam launch for Crown Agents. Engine by Plenty & Son Ltd, Newbury, 135ihp 10 knots. [Ships built on River Colne - John Collins].
William and George Hoy. Taken while on his last leave. Killed in Action. 
Ivy Hoy, Haycock's Farm, East Mersea Essex. The one side face is the one which was killed.
The above notes are on back of Julie Rison's copy of the photograph - see <a href=mmphoto.php?typ=ID&hit=1&tot=1&ba=cke&bid=JRN_002>JRN_002 </a> 
This copy has Chummy and Bill on it - Chummy was George's nickname.
</p><p>Harris William Hoy baptised 14 Sep 1894, killed in action 17 February 1917. See Not Just a Name by Roger Bullen, page 61.
George Henry Hoy baptised 6 Aug 1882.
  24 September 1916. Photo: Heather Haward Collection
Birch School House and School. The photograph shows the old central front entrance to the school, which was removed in 1911. The porch of School House does not have the wisteria that appears on Photo 36.
Photo 37 B.S. c1900. Photo: Birch School
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
A pre-war West Mersea Town Regatta - the sailing barge is the VOLUNTEER.
A picture from one of the slide shows run in Mersea Museum during opening hours. 1930s. Photo: Lil Clarke 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.
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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