Image 32

 Looking East towards Monkey Beach from Buzz'n.

There is often speculation about the concrete blocks that are by the beach at its western end, near Buzz'n Fleet. They are thought to be an anti-landing craft defence. The concrete blocks had lengths of old tram line from Colchester concreted in, at an angle, and with a point just below the high water mark. [1]
The Lions Talking Magazine No.2 ...
Cat1 Mersea-->Beach Cat2 War-->World War 2

Looking East towards Monkey Beach from Buzz'n.
There is often speculation about the concrete blocks that are by the beach at its western end, near Buzz'n Fleet. They are thought to be an anti-landing craft defence. The concrete blocks had lengths of old tram line from Colchester concreted in, at an angle, and with a point just below the high water mark. [1]
The Lions Talking Magazine No.2 from 1979 talks about the blocks just appearing in the mud --- they had been covered for several years. It speculates on their use but comes to no conclusion.

The blocks are in Essex Record Office Sites and Monuments Record SMR / EHER 21111 which records them as WW2 anti-invasion obstacles.

Extreme left, on the beach, are the remains of a pill box.


Photo: Mersea Museum - Tony Millatt
Image ID TM1_7429
Category 1 Mersea-->Beach
Category 2 War-->World War 2


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This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.