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Maldon Hythe on a summer afternoon about 1957.
The smacks include MN21 MAUD and MN23. The barge NELLIE PARKER is on the blocks in the distance. Smoke from Sadd's sawmills drifts across the horizon. c1957. Photo: Douglas Went
Tom Marriage 26 June 1896 to 5 May 1896.
Wounded Arras April 3rd 1917. Left leg amputated 19th April. Died May 5th 1917.
Laid to rest May 6th in the Military Cemetery, Etaples, France.
There is more detail in Not Just a Name, page 101. In it, a letter refers to Tom being wounded 3rd April, but Roger Bullen says that there was confusion over the date Tom was wounded. On the 3rd the Battalion was in camp. 9th April the Battle of Arras commenced. c1916. Photo: Gene and Tony Clifton
The Old City with the Victory centre left and Cornerways on the right at the bottom of the Lane. Cornerways was later reduced in height. Carriage at the bottom of the lane. The boat on the left is BEATRICE.
The signwriting on the front of the Victory is Colchester Brewing Company, Fine ales and stout, wines and spirits. W. Trim proprietor.
Owen Fletcher names the men in foregraound as B. French and Mr Mole. He says: The parked carriage brought a party from Colchester for an Oyster Tea at the Victory.
Lorna Mills' grandfather James french was born in Cornerways.
<a href=mmphoto.php?typ=ID&hit=1&tot=1&ba=cke&rhit=1&bid=CBR_001 ID=1>CBR_001 </a> was taken at the same time.
A Cleghorn photograph. Another copy of this postcard was mailed 16 November 1905. Before November 1905. Photo: Hardy Weaver Collection
The Cottage near the Mill, West Mersea. Chapel Road, now Mill Road, from Queens Corner. The baker's boy is believed to be Preston Smith. Postcard by Cleghorn. Published later as a postcard by Mersea Museum.
Note on back of David Conway's copy says taken about 1897. c1897.
Harvesting in West Mersea with corn stooks standing in the field - in Mersea these were known as traves or traives. Looking across what is known in 2009 as the 'Legion Field', formerly known as Eight Acres.
In the background is Barfield Road from what is now Lower 
Kingland Road to Melrose Road. The school is on the left - the belfry on the 'Old' school is still in place. The small bungalow with the sunshine on 
the roof to the right of the picture, was the home of the Whiting family 
for many years. The two pairs of cottages in the right half of the picture have been replaced by modern housing while the two in the centre of the picture remain the same shape but have been modernized.
One of the photographs used in Queen's Estates Souvenir brochure, advertising the sale on 24 August 1907 of a number of building plots in West Mersea. The brochure is in Mersea Museum archives. Before August 1907.
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Mersea Museum has a large collection of images, mainly of Mersea Island and the surrounding area. Those shown here are a small sample.
The images are divided into categories - click on a Category to view a selection.
Each year, a selection of the images with an accompanying audiocommentary form an audio-visual display that is run when the Museum is open.
If you can add to the information we have about an image, such as the names of the people, the place or the date, please Email us.
The collection is always increasing thanks to the kindness of may individuals. If you have photographs that are suitable for our collection, we would be pleased to hear from you. We can just take a digital copy of a photograph and return the original to you.
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