1. Long guns and tall tales. L-R Bob South, who killed nine Brent geese with one shot from a single 12-bore; 'Admiral' Bill Wyatt, aged eighty-one and still ...
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2. A party outside the Victory Inn, perhaps in Mersea to enjoy the Oyster Teas advertised by the Victory. The writing on the front of the Inn says Colchester ...
Date: Before July 1907
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3. Alice Trim née Chatters. Her husband Bill was the last licensee at the Old Victory till about 1906, when they moved into the newly built present Victory. ...
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4. The Fox. Colchester Brewing Co. Ltd. East Road, West Mersea. Postcard mailed June 1915.
Date: Before June 1915
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5. Looking across the old oyster pits to Besom House, Victory Hotel and the Burma Road. Shed under construction.
Date: June 1988
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6. Mersea had no radio nerves.
West Mersea enjoyed the distinction of having been selected as the subject of "Country Magazine" broadcast by the BBC.
Date: 6 December 1947
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7. Funeral of Mr H.T. Hone. The funeral took place on Wednesday, the vicar Rev. C. Pierrepont Edwards MC officiating, of Mr Herbert Thomas Hone of the Swan Hotel, ...
Date: 18 July 1942
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8. Water in bottle of whisky. A bottle of whisky said to have contained 11 percent water led to an East Mersea licensee, John Scholey, of the Dog and Pheasant, ...
Date: 13 December 1946
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9. Seed growing - view from Coast Road across to Church Road and White Hart.
Fair Haven Temperance Resort brochure. Page 10.
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10. A darts match outing to Southend by the White Hart. Amon those present are Johnny Hempstead, Don Spurgeon, Charlie (Barman), Ron Pamment, Peter Green, Vic ...
Date: 2 September 1950
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11. Photo taken in back room of British Legion Club about 1952.
Reg Jay, Maurice Jay, Sid Milgate, Jimmy Simmonds.
Jimmy Simmonds wearing American Air ...
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12. White Hart Darts Club
L-R back Cyril 'Lizzie' Green, 'Alfie' ?, Hector Hewes, 'Daddy' ?, Alfie Mole, George Milgate, Stanley 'Bump' Farthing, Reg ...
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13. Outside the White Hart after 12" of snow in 1958.
Ron Pamment, George Milgate, Cyril 'Lizzie' Green.
From Album 5.
Date: cFebruary 1958
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14. At the Sailing and Social Club.
1. Bert 'Luvvy' Carter, 2. Oscar Whiting, 3. Frank Ashworth, 4. Dudley Cock, 5. Vincent Thorp, 6. Frederick Smith,
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15. The Public Bar at the Fountain Pub. The pub was run by Major 'Pom' and Dorrie Aldous.
L-R Maurice Jay, Derek Whitelock, John Dixon, 'Hoilly Green, Maurice ...
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16. The Public Bar at the Fountain Pub. The pub was run by Major 'Pom' and Dorrie Aldous.
Maurice Fletcher, Claude Green. Claude worked part time at Fountain ...
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17. White Hart Hotel from the church tower. This was probably at the time of the 1990 Lions Festival.
Photo by Don Procter.
From Album 12.
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18. The Victory, old City, West Mersea. Colchester Brewing Co. W. Trim proprietor. Wines & Spirits.
This pub was closed around 1907 when the new Victory Hotel ...
Date: Before 1907
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19. Mr & Mrs J. Scholey have left the Golf Club to become proprietors of the Dog and Pheasant, East Mersea
Date: 12 December 1936
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20. Soc & Sail. Sue Greenleaf's Mum, Mrs Sprake, outside the Sailing and Social Club, West Mersea
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22. The "Dog and Pheasant" Inn, East Mersea - where the old yields pride of place to the new, as though wishing to retire, after so many centuries of service, from ...
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23. Victory Hotel - winter 1962-63
Date: cFebruary 1963
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24. Geof Hempstead holding bottle with Herbert Bishop. Dog & Pheasant.
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25. Pon and Dorrie Aldous, landlord and landlady of Fountain, taken at back of Fountain. They are going to a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. Pon was really ...
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26. ARMOREL. Victory Hotel in the background
ARMOREL was owned by Mr Morton, a soft drinks manufacturer from Warwickshire. He also owned Shell Bungalow [ John ...
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27. Two Tides Hotel, Seaview Avenue.
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28. Victory Hotel on Coast Road, with its dance hall. The dance hall was burnt down about 9 August 1941. Postcard, mailed 25 May 1932.
Date: Before May 1932
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29. Ex-bodyguard to the Czarina
A West Mersea man who served in the Czarina's bodyguard and made a dramatic escape from Russia during the days of the ...
Date: October 1983
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30. Jack Botham aerial photograph 9220. View looking south - Mill Road lower left and Kingsland Road upper right. Fountain Hotel with the dance hall to the right of ...
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