The core of Mersea Museum's collection of Tollesbury pictures has come from Cedric Gurton, with more contributed by Peter Bibby and other Tollesbury people.

Click on a link below to see the pictures


  - Buildings

  - Events

  - Other

  - Oysters

  - People

  - Pubs

  - River Blackwater

  - Road Scenes

  - Shops and Businesses

  - Transport

  - Woodrolfe (Woodup, Woodrope)

  - Yachting

Douglas Gurton Articles
Village Life, River and Sea, Transport, World Wars, Yachting, Autobiography.
Douglas Gurton wrote many interesting articles on Tollesbury history.
to see a list.

Tollesbury Memories - Recollections from Fred Garrod

Fishing and oystering, holidays, Gooseberry Pie Fair, Tolleshunt D'Arcy Horse Fair, Regatta, the railway, childrens games ...

Houseboat Memories 1950s and 1960s from James Blott

Tollesbury, the saltings, houseboats HEARTSEASE and MERRYMAID.

Wombwell's Menagerie and its Tollesbury connections

  Osborne's buses
Osborne's buses, The Square
Unloading the oysters
Unloading the oysters
Sailing barge at Woodrope
Sailing barge at Woodrope
Bidding the Tollesbury boys God Speed
Bidding the Tollesbury boys God Speed