1. The Strood connects Mersea Island to the mainland. Postcard by F.W. Pawsey, Ipswich.
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2. Crossing the Strood in thick snow, probably 1958. Anne is fairly sure it's Underwood's taxi, driven by Jack Saye. "The snow looks about a foot deep," she said,...
Date: cFebruary 1958
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3. Barge P.A.M. at Mersea Strood. Believed to have been taken by skipper George Blake or his camera.
P.A.M. was built 1901 Rochester Official No. 114801 and...
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4. Barge P.A.M. discharging stone at Mersea Strood, with a cheerful gang of Ukrainians. From "Tide Time" by A.S. Bennett, published 1949. Chapter X describes the...
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5. High tide at the Strood. Barnaby and Amy Smith
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6. High tide at the Strood. Barnaby and Amy Smith. Note the jogger in the background.
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7. Strood at high tide, during widening. 3 April 1931 is written on back of photograph.
Date: 3 April 1931
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8. Eastern National bus going through the water at the Strood, in the days when bus services were not curtailed by the tide. Ford Anglia Estate behind it ?
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9. The Strood. Barge VICTA, looking somewhat derelict.
VICTA built 1874, Official No. 67085, formerly & CO.
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10. Young Farmers - playing on the mud at the Strood. Old barge dock lower centre.
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11. Young Farmers - playing on the mud at the Strood.
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12. Mersea Round the Island Race 2014. David Green's boat SUGARSCOOP at the Strood - it was the peak a very high tide and there would have been enough water to sail...
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13. Barge loading or unloading with lorries at Mersea Strood.
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14. Barge P.A.M. at Mersea Strood. Probably about 1946.
P.A.M. was built 1901 Rochester Official No. 114801 and was owned by Wakeley Bros.
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15. Winning Through! The Strood, a road leaving over a creek of the River Blackwater from the mainland to Mersea Island is almost impassable at high tide. An...
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16. 1924 Delage car crossing the Strood. Pastel by Richard Wade to recreate a newspaper photograph from 1930 of the car crossing the Strood. This view looks back...
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17. Pyefleet House at the Peldon end of the Strood, showing damage from the 1884 earthquake. The house should have 3 chimneys - only one remains and this has...
Date: cMay 1884
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18. Eastern National double decker bus DEV477 crossing the Strood, West Mersea. 75 service to West Mersea via Abberton and Blackheath.
When asked about...
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19. TOPSY 1953. At the Strood - barge VICTA in background.
From John Green photo album. Photograph by John Hadfield.
VICTA built 1874, Official No. 67085,...
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20. Waiting for the tide at the Strood. Clifford White's lorries on the right.
Ron Green writes about Clifford White's lorries:
I guess I'm one of...
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21. 1987 Hurricane. Bonners Barn.
Date: 16 October 1987
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22. Electricity coming on to the Island at East and West turn. Electricity arrived about 1930, but these poles are probably from much later when the original poles...
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23. East and West turn at the island end of the Strood. The broken sign in the foreground seems out of place - it says Powerboats, keep away from bathing area.
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24. Mud football by the Strood.
Date: cJune 1987
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25. High tide at the Strood before it was widened in 1931. Charabanc PU4434 on the left. YK9043 on the right.
Date: Before 1931
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26. Homeland Handy Guides - Mersea Island. Page 11. The Strood.
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27. Image from Homeland Handy Guides - Mersea Island Page 11. Horse and cart crossing the Strood. The photograph also appears in the Second Edition of the guide...
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28. Crossing the Strood, High Tide, West Mersea.
Postcard mailed 31 December 1938 to Mrs Mears, Ivy House, East Mersea, from Hilda K. Page,...
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29. The Strood looking towards Colchester - sailing barge at the dock. Another copy of this postcard is postmarked 1913.
Date: Before 1913
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30. Strood looking east from barge dock. Pill box on sea wall. Reliant car MWC125.
Date: Before 1984
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