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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!
</p>
Watercolour by Leslie French. 1987. Photo: Alan Tucker Collection
Birch Church of England School. An aerial view, late 1950s. The staff room to the north of the main building was added in 1957, together with new toilets. The previous toilets had been behind the main building and used buckets, emptied by the school caretaker. The sewerage plant for the new toilets is to the northwest, just beyond the Air Raid Shelters. The car in front of the staff room is probably the Headmaster's Morris Minor MXO419.
The top of the War Memorial Cross and the church spire just show at the bottom of the picture.
Photo 39 B.S. After 1957. Photo: Birch School
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.
1953 Coronation. Yorick Road with L-R Garnham Newsagents, Glennie Cock's Mersea Stores and Arthur Cock Butchers.
Photo used on Coronation board 2 from Mersea Museum 2013 Summer Exhibition.
. cJune 1953. Photo: Sandra and David Conway
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