1953 Flood picture folder

Folder of orginal photographs, mainly taken very soon after the 1953 Flood. Donated to the Museum in Feb 2020 donated by Joan Butcher, widow of Mervyn Butcher who was a Brightlingsea man but lived in Victory Road West Mersea from 1975 to 1982 during which time he was an 'inshore fisherman' out of Mersea, he said the 'best years of his life' The album had been left in the house in Victory Road. [ Does this suggest that the Butchers inherited the album when they moved into the house ? ]"

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 JULIA on launch day at Wyatt's boatyard. Cassell French with bike on left.  IA02_143IA02_143
JULIA on launch day at Wyatt's boatyard. Cassell French with bike on left.
1951
 Beach Huts at West Mersea after the 1953 Flood  IA02_011IA02_011
Beach Huts at West Mersea after the 1953 Flood
c1 February 1953
 Beach Huts at West Mersea after the 1953 Flood. The Spinney Cafe is in the background.  IA02_013IA02_013
Beach Huts at West Mersea after the 1953 Flood. The Spinney Cafe is in the background.
c1 February 1953
 Beach Huts at West Mersea after the 1953 Flood. The western end of the huts, by the corner of Broomhills Road.  IA02_015IA02_015
Beach Huts at West Mersea after the 1953 Flood. The western end of the huts, by the corner of Broomhills Road.
c1 February 1953
 Stanley Hills looking at yacht CHARM, on its side after the 1953 Flood  IA02_043IA02_043
Stanley Hills looking at yacht CHARM, on its side after the 1953 Flood
c1 February 1953
 Yachts on the slipway at West Mersea after the 1953 Flood  IA02_045IA02_045
Yachts on the slipway at West Mersea after the 1953 Flood
c1 February 1953
 Houseboats at West Mersea after the 1953 Flood. SEA SPRAY on the left.  IA02_063IA02_063
Houseboats at West Mersea after the 1953 Flood. SEA SPRAY on the left.
c1 February 1953
 Houseboats at West Mersea at high tide the day after the 1953 Flood. CHIQUITA in centre and ARK ROYAL to the right.  IA02_087IA02_087
Houseboats at West Mersea at high tide the day after the 1953 Flood. CHIQUITA in centre and ARK ROYAL to the right.
1 February 1953
 Houseboats at West Mersea at high tide the day after the 1953 Flood  IA02_093IA02_093
Houseboats at West Mersea at high tide the day after the 1953 Flood
c1 February 1953
 Yachts on Clarke & Carter's slipway at West Mersea after the 1953 Flood. The Legend is pushed up against the large yacht ELVER.  IA02_103IA02_103
Yachts on Clarke & Carter's slipway at West Mersea after the 1953 Flood. The Legend is pushed up against the large yacht ELVER.
c1 February 1953
 Coast Road at West Mersea after the 1953 Flood  IA02_111IA02_111
Coast Road at West Mersea after the 1953 Flood
c1 February 1953
 Coast Road, West Mersea after the 1953 Flood. Fred Cutts on right.  IA02_115IA02_115
Coast Road, West Mersea after the 1953 Flood. Fred Cutts on right.
c1 February 1953
 Coast Road at West Mersea after the 1953 Flood. Old Victory.  IA02_125IA02_125
Coast Road at West Mersea after the 1953 Flood. Old Victory.
c1 February 1953
 Coast Road at corner of Victory Road after the 1953 Flood  IA02_129IA02_129
Coast Road at corner of Victory Road after the 1953 Flood
c1 February 1953
 Fleet View, West Mersea after the 1953 Flood  IA02_133IA02_133
Fleet View, West Mersea after the 1953 Flood
c1 February 1953
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