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 West Mersea C.P. School Log Book 1954-1970 Page 163.

23 January 1963 9.30am the temperature was still 42 degrees.

At lunch time a rescue service helicopter landed unexpectedly in the school field. The sea is completely frozen and it is impossible to use even Clacton lifeboat to relieve the watchmen on the ships in the river. The M.V. ROWANMORE had flown distress signals & supplies of ...
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West Mersea C.P. School Log Book 1954-1970 Page 163.
23 January 1963 9.30am the temperature was still 42 degrees.
At lunch time a rescue service helicopter landed unexpectedly in the school field. The sea is completely frozen and it is impossible to use even Clacton lifeboat to relieve the watchmen on the ships in the river. The M.V. ROWANMORE had flown distress signals & supplies of gas & oil etc were flown out, whilst the school playing field was used as an emergency landing ground.

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Date: 23 January 1963      

Photo: Mersea Museum - West Mersea School Log Books
Image ID WMS_LOG5_P167
Category 4 Mersea-->Schools


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