Children from West Mersea watching the helicopter which landed in the school grounds to collect supplies for the ships cut off in the River Blackwater.
From Essex County Standard 1 February 1963.
Peter Rudlin, Ian Clarke and Secret Mersea give us some names - from Left to Right,
1. ?, 2. Ian Clarke, 3. Neil Devonish, 4. Margaret Sawdon, 5. Mary Flack, 6. Alan Pamment, 7. John Cock, 8. Malcolm Cawdron, 9. Brenda Farthing, 10, Susan Pooley or Elizabeth East, 11. Susan Miller from Peldon.
Pat French, School Secretary, in the background.
Date: 1 February 1963
This image is part of the Mersea Island Museum Collection.