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Osea Stores. Postcard mailed August 1907. Before August 1907. Photo: Carol Wyatt
Barge GOLDEN FLEECE unloading timber on Mersea Hard. The lorries are ex-Army World War I lorries with solid tyres.
The left lorry NO1671 is from Clifford White, driver Jack Heard, mate Tom Cudmore. Right NO3942 is a Primrose Bus Company, driver Herbert Green, mate Rupert Green. 1921.
The Beach, West Mersea. This is taken by the Monkey Steps and the wall is the wall in front of Orleans. The wall was later plastered. The name Esplanade on the postcard title is not used for this area. Postcard from E T W Dennis, No. 063667. Photo: Peter Godfrey Collection
Launching party for PEDRO II CK9 at Wyatt's. 
L-R Archie French, Daphne Hewes, Joe Hewes & his wife Blanche, William Wyatt, Norman 'Joe' Burgess (black beret) and his brother Brian, Joan Pullen ( Joan Ward ), Mrs Bertie Green holding nose, 'Lizzie' Cyril Green smoking woodbine. 1950s. 28 May 1949.
HK 5085 - a Primrose Buses' Mersea charabanc in Stanwell Street by the Roman wall. Before the St John's Street bus park was opened in 1926, buses stood outside the Hippodrome in High Street, but were limited to 15 minutes there, so would use Stanwell Street for parking. After 1926, a few buses still used Stanwell Street.
</p><p>The driver is Bob Woodward and the conductor is thought to be Kenny Thorp - the photograph came from Bob's daughter Janet and she thought it was Kenny because he normally worked with her father. Before 1926. Photo: Janet Woodward Collection
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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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