This database contains an index of some of the books and papers held by Mersea Museum. In some cases the database contains a complete transcription of a book or document.

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Article

Yacht ENDEAVOUR missing in Atlantic with several local people on board.
ID TXA00340
Title Yacht ENDEAVOUR missing in Atlantic with several local people on board.
Abstract An object in Mersea Museum leads us into a long story, involving local fishermen, the big racing yachts from before World War 2, the America's Cup and adventures in the Atlantic. The object is a piece of manilla rope, about 1 foot long and 8.5 inches [21.5cm] circumference. The rope was being used...
Published 20 January 2010
Source Mersea Museum
ID TXA00340

102

Article

Stanley Hills - Founder of Mersea Museum
ID TXA02290
Title Stanley Hills - Founder of Mersea Museum
Abstract

Colchester builder, Stanley Hills, was involved with some of the town's largest projects and was also a major benefactor to his adopted home of West Mersea. He was born in Claudius Road, Colchester, in 1910 and was a pupil at Hamilton Road School before Joining his father's firm...

Source Mersea Museum
ID TXA02290

103

Article

Mersea Bygone Days - Green family
ID ML2012_007_P42
Title Mersea Bygone Days - Green family
Abstract

My great great grandfather John Green lived in a cottage next to the Fox Inn. He was an agricultural labourer and the tithe awards shows him as occupier, with others, of cottages and yards owned by James Fenn.

One of his sons Robert Chinnery married Maria Radford at...
Author Ron Green
Published July 2012
Source Mersea Museum
ID ML2012_007_P42

104

Article

Mersea Bygone Days - bands
ID ML2012_006_P44
Title Mersea Bygone Days - bands
Abstract I started at West Mersea Council School as it was then called, after Easter 1937. The boy sitting next to me was a real pest and kept pulling my ears. After the first term and holiday some new children came in and I had a new partner at my desk, his name was Sidney Sherwood, a quiet friendly boy....
Author Ron Green
Published July 2012
Source Mersea Museum
ID ML2012_006_P44

105

Article

Tony Stacey photograph collection
ID TXA00350
Title Tony Stacey photograph collection
Abstract Tony Stacey was a Mersea resident and a ship photographer. He died c1995 and his collection of 11,000 slides was passed to the World Ship Society.
Tony travelled widely photographing ships but also watched the local scene and we are featuring a selection of photographs from the River Blackwater...
Keywords Anthony Stacey
Published 20 February 2010
Source Mersea Museum / World Ship Society
ID TXA00350

106

Article

Beckwith's Colchester Registered Steamers
ID TXA00990
Title Beckwith's Colchester Registered Steamers
Abstract List compiled by John Collins
List of Beckwith's Colchester Registered steamers.
1880/1 ESSEX 60.19grt (39.96net) iron elliptical stern screw steamer. 80.8'x15.7'x5.8'. Engine room 16.8'. Two 'high pressure' cyls 25" bore x 10" stroke, surface condensing by G. H. Pattisson, Ne...
Author John Collins
Published 13 November 2010
Source Mersea Museum
ID TXA00990

107

Article

Essex Archaeology and History
ID EAH_014_077
Title Essex Archaeology and History
Abstract The only road onto Mersea Island crosses the end of the Strood and Pyefleet channels on a causeway known as the Strood. The road has been raised over the years, but below the present road can be found oak piles which indicate the presence of a causeway here in Anglo-Saxon times. The name 'Strood' is...
Author Tony Millatt
Keywords dendro
Volume 14
Published 1982
Source Mersea Museum / Essex Archaeology and History
ID EAH_014_077
Page 77

108

Article

Fish traps in the River Blackwater
ID TXA01650
Title Fish traps in the River Blackwater
Abstract

The following is the text of a recording Ron Hall made for the Mersea Museum 2007 display on fish traps.

Fish traps or 'weirs' as they are termed locally, are to be found in many locations within the Blackwater estuary. The traps are constructed on areas that, when traps...

Author Ron L. Hall
Keywords fish trap fish weir kiddle
Published 16 June 2007
Source Mersea Museum
ID TXA01650

109

Article

NANALOA - HSL 145
ID TXA00300
Title NANALOA - HSL 145
Abstract By 2009, NANALOA, the former High Speed Launch 145, was resting at West Mersea, her hull stripped of all fittings, and barely floating at high tide. The following article was written by Pat Zierold and covers some of her history.

NANALOA was built in the last months of 1939, one of the first...

Author Pat Zierold
Published c1994
Source Mersea Museum / Pam West and John Zierold
ID TXA00300

110

Article

Mersea Island: the 11th-century Boundaries; *** King Edward Charter
ID EAH_014_087
Title Mersea Island: the 11th-century Boundaries; *** King Edward Charter
Abstract Deramy's Stone stands on the boundary between East and West Mersea. The plaque below the stone (erected in January 1975) says the stone marks the Boundary of the Manor of West Mersea granted by King Edward the Confessor to the Monastery of St. Ouen in 1046. However, there is much doubt about...
Author Tony Millatt
Keywords Deremy's, Deramy's, Deramy, Deremy
Volume 14
Published 1982
Source Mersea Museum / Essex Archaeology and History
ID EAH_014_087
Page 87

111

Article

Yacht ERIDANI 2 built Wyatt Mersea 1957-1959
ID TXA00070
Title Yacht ERIDANI 2 built Wyatt Mersea 1957-1959
Abstract In March 2009, the Museum had an enquiry from two brothers who were about to embark on the restoration of a Yacht called ERIDANI 2. They knew she was built in West Mersea by William Wyatt between 1957 and 1959. She was designed by a man called John Sloggett and has a Lloyds registration number....
Published 7 March 2009
Source Mersea Museum
ID TXA00070

112

Article

Baring-Gould's novel Mehalah features Red Hall on the marshes. Did it exist?
ID TXA00710
Title Baring-Gould's novel Mehalah features Red Hall on the marshes. Did it exist?
Abstract Red Hall in Mehalah
An enquiry to the Museum said "I have been studying Baring-Gould's Mehalah and I am interested in sites related to the novel. "I was wondering if there is (or was) a real-world equivalent to what the novel calls Red Hall. The novel says that the reclaimed salting of Re...
Author Tony Millatt
Published 31 July 2010
Source Mersea Museum
ID TXA00710

113

Article

Old anchor at Mersea Museum
ID TXA00310
Title Old anchor at Mersea Museum
Abstract The anchor in the entrance drive to Mersea Museum was recovered from the Barrow Deep by Mersea fisherman Pat Mead in 1977. Pat says the anchor was caught below the Mid Barrow on the Sunk side and it had 10 fathoms of tarred rope hawser attached. He was on the OAKLEIGH with Carl Seeley as crew. The...
Author Tony Millatt
Published 15 September 2009
Source Mersea Museum
ID TXA00310

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Article

Tim Whelpton - lived on a houseboat before the War
ID TXA00200
Title Tim Whelpton - lived on a houseboat before the War
Abstract Tim Whelpton died March 2009 at the age of 80. He came from a sailing family, in which his doctor grandfather had a fleet of fishing smacks based in Essex. Tim's father, a master mariner, went to sea in square-rigged sailing ships and had circumnavigated the world seven times before he was...
Author Tony Millatt
Published 22 May 2009
Source Mersea Museum
ID TXA00200
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