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The concrete vessel on the right is CRETACRE, which was owned in West Mersea from 1933 to 1938. Ron Green can remember staging or seating being fitted on deck before she went away, to be used, he thinks on the Thames as a grandstand for the Coronation or Jubilee in the 1930s. Don Procter says she was towed away by a trawler, which does not tie up with the tug shown in this photograph.
Most of the following information is from a website that has now vanished:
There is more information on these barges at ww1poole.wordpress.com/2018/10/24/the-first-concrete-barge-to-be-built-in-britain/ [Apr 2021]
Photo: Mersea Museum - Martin Wade Collection
Image ID MW1_OPA_079
Category 1 Mersea-->Coast Road
This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.