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 Gunsite in Action. 1947!

The ammunition is soft drinks and ice cream; the gun-crew Mrs Stoker and Mrs Dawson. But the concrete walls of this unusual Mersea kiosk are reminders that it was built for grimmer purposes.

It is actually an old searchlight site, and it still exists amongst the beach huts, near Alexandra Avenue. 
Cat1 Mersea-->Beach Cat2 Mersea-->Shops & Businesses Cat3 War-->World War 2

Gunsite in Action. 1947!
The ammunition is soft drinks and ice cream; the "gun-crew" Mrs Stoker and Mrs Dawson. But the concrete walls of this unusual Mersea kiosk are reminders that it was built for grimmer purposes.
It is actually an old searchlight site, and it still exists amongst the beach huts, near Alexandra Avenue.
Date: 27 June 1947      


Photo: Mersea Museum - David Mussett Collection
Image ID DM1_AB4_008_003
Category 1 Mersea-->Beach
Category 2 Mersea-->Shops & Businesses
Category 3 War-->World War 2

This image is part of the Mersea Island Museum Collection.