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Smack 349CK SYBIL on the Hard at West Mersea. Photo 105192.
Built Aldous, Brightlingsea, 1901 for Charles Chatters. 27 June 1932 sold to Edwin Chatters, John Chatters & Percy Arthur Chatters (master). 15 April 1948 No longer fishing and 1949 sold as yacht. She still existed in 1998 as yacht SYBIL.
</p> <p> As SYBIL OF WIVENHOE she is on the National Register of Historic Ships <a href=https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/register/3596/sybil-wivenhoe target=nrs>www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk</a>
</p><p>Photograph sent to the Museum September 2020. Donor unknown!
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Girl Guides Keills III 1949. cAugust 1949. Photo: Girl Guides
Fire at Oak Stores, Hardy's Green, Birch. 1954 - 1957 ? Dodge Fire engine 652HPU.
Photo 55B. 4 April 1959.
The LORD WARDEN at Church Wharf Salcott unloading flints, c1920. Her skipper at this time was Jack Spitty. 
Used in Down Tops'l page 65 - caption is:
LORD WARDEN after a stack at Salcot, where the creek is now dammed. On this trip the LORD WARDEN's skipper met his future wife, and they were married in the church hard by. Their son has been named after the barge. Page 123 names the skipper as Jack Spitty and his son as Victa Warden Spitty.
LORD WARDEN was built Sandwich 1891 for William Jas. Hughes, Official No. 97705. She was later owned by Clem Parker at Bradwell and Wakeley Bros of Rainham. c1920.
The ash tree at the bottom of Great Wigborough Rectory in 1944. Mersea in the distance.
Hay is being gathered in the field below, Haycocks are being loaded on the cart - horse drawn. Many farms could not afford or did not want to use tractors at this time.
</p> Photo: Yates Family
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