Traction Engine. A regular visitor to West Mersea with the fair before the war. John Barker's Burrell No 3847 (CL4483) of 1920. 'Princess Marina' at Foxhall Road Ipswich on 11th April 1933.


Ron Green writes:
 Pre-war the Regatta Fair packed up at the end of Saturday night and were gone by Sunday morning. We were living in Barfield Road then and I remember Dad saying it went past about ...
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Traction Engine. A regular visitor to West Mersea with the fair before the war. John Barker's Burrell No 3847 (CL4483) of 1920. 'Princess Marina' at Foxhall Road Ipswich on 11th April 1933.

Ron Green writes: Pre-war the Regatta Fair packed up at the end of Saturday night and were gone by Sunday morning. We were living in Barfield Road then and I remember Dad saying it went past about 3am - a long train hauled by Princess Marina.
As far as I remember, none of the fairs ran their steam engines after WW2.


Date: 11 April1933      

Photo: Ron Green Collection
Image ID RG03_487
Category 1 Transport - buses and carriers


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This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.