The Nothe and views of West Mersea 1945-1954

Susan Luckham photograph album.
1930-1945 the Nothe belonged to Susan's grandparents W. Trego Webb and Isabel Webb. They had all of the cottage except the very southern end.
The family suffered in the big flood of 1953 and then moved from the Nothe to Hillworth in Mersea Avenue - a few photographs of Hillworth are included at the end of the album.

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 High tide at the Strood before it was widened in 1931. Charabanc PU4434 on the left. YK9043 on the right.  LUC_AB1_057LUC_AB1_057
High tide at the Strood before it was widened in 1931. Charabanc PU4434 on the left. YK9043 on the right.
Before 1931
 The Nothe and the Old City, West Mersea. J. Hyde Postcard. Another copy was mailed 31 Aug 1945.  LUC_AB1_061LUC_AB1_061
The Nothe and the Old City, West Mersea. J. Hyde Postcard. Another copy was mailed 31 Aug 1945.
Before August 1945
 The Nothe, West Mersea, Essex. William Trego Webb and Isabel Webb lived here 1930-1945. They had all of the cottage except the southern end.
 William and Isabel normally lived in Kensington, but had the Nothe for many years. William Trego died at The Nothe on 8 Jan 1934 leaving £30,724 15s. His wife, Isabel Mary died in Kensington in 1952.  LUC_AB1_003LUC_AB1_003
The Nothe, West Mersea, Essex. William Trego Webb and Isabel Webb lived here 1930-1945. They had all of the cottage except the southern end.
William and Isabel normally lived in Kensington, but had the Nothe for many years. William Trego died at The Nothe on 8 Jan 1934 leaving £30,724 15s. His wife, Isabel Mary died in Kensington in 1952.
Before 1953
 Nothe Cottage, West Mersea. The figures over the fireplace on the right had come with Susan's parents from Finchley. When the family moved from the Nothe in 1954, the figures were given to West Mersea Parish Church. Susan Luckham wrote the following for the Church Magazine in 2005.
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<p><b>'The Annunciation' on the South Wall</b>
by Susan Luckham
 The Annunciation on the South wall of the Parish Church had belonged to my Father, Dr. C. Willett Cunnington (probably inherited from his Mother) I remember it well from my childhood when we lived in Church End, Finchley, and it adorned the wall above the brick built fireplace in the drawing room. My parents retired from general practice at the end of the war (1945) and came to live in The Nothe at the end of Coast Road, (then one dwelling plus one separate cottage, let-off). In the entrance hall at that time was a brick fireplace, and the Annunciation had a ready made home.
However, 1953 saw the East Coast floods when the high tide came into The Nothe and my parents subsequently moved to higher and smaller accommodation on the Island, and my Father felt 'The Annunciation' should have a permanent home in the Church. This must have been in 1954.  LUC_AB1_007LUC_AB1_007
Nothe Cottage, West Mersea. The figures over the fireplace on the right had come with Susan's parents from Finchley. When the family moved from the Nothe in 1954, the figures were given to West Mersea Parish Church. Susan Luckham wrote the following for the Church Magazine in 2005.

'The Annunciation' on the South Wall by Susan Luckham
The Annunciation on the South wall of the Parish Church had belonged to my Father, Dr. C. Willett Cunnington (probably inherited from his Mother) I remember it well from my childhood when we lived in Church End, Finchley, and it adorned the wall above the brick built fireplace in the drawing room. My parents retired from general practice at the end of the war (1945) and came to live in The Nothe at the end of Coast Road, (then one dwelling plus one separate cottage, let-off). In the entrance hall at that time was a brick fireplace, and the Annunciation had a ready made home. However, 1953 saw the East Coast floods when the high tide came into The Nothe and my parents subsequently moved to higher and smaller accommodation on the Island, and my Father felt 'The Annunciation' should have a permanent home in the Church. This must have been in 1954.
Before 1953

 Old City, West Mersea. Girls with pram on Coast Road with the Lane and the Old Victory beyond them.  LUC_AB1_045LUC_AB1_045
Old City, West Mersea. Girls with pram on Coast Road with the Lane and the Old Victory beyond them.
Before 1953
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Source: Mersea Museum / Susan Luckham Collection