ID: ML2017_001_L91 / Ron Green

TitleMemory Lane - Union Church Sunday School Treat

Following on from last month's picture, I have another group from the Union Church (now the Free Church). This picture is believed to be of a Sunday School Treat of about 1914 being held in the Mill Field behind West Mersea windmill. The writer of last month's postcard picture, Walter Cock, can be seen in the middle of the group under the centre of the windmill, a short man, hatless and with dark hair. To his left dressed in white are three of the mill owner's daughters Daisy, Blanche and Eva Smith. Standing head and shoulders above the back of the group is the minister Mr Juniper. Others recognized in the group are Bessie Cock, Kenny Bacon and Herbert Burgess and members of the French family. The top was taken off the windmill in the 1930s but the base, known as The Roundhouse, survives today. The houses to be seen in the background are in Mill Road.

Published in Mersea Life January 2017, local page 91.

AuthorRon Green
PublishedJanuary 2017
SourceMersea Museum