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Wild fowling. 
Fair Haven Temperance Resort brochure. Page 14. 1900s.
The Old City with the Victory centre left and Cornerways on the right at the bottom of the Lane. Cornerways was later reduced in height. Carriage at the bottom of the lane. The boat on the left is BEATRICE.
The signwriting on the front of the Victory is Colchester Brewing Company, Fine ales and stout, wines and spirits. W. Trim proprietor.
Owen Fletcher names the men in foregraound as B. French and Mr Mole. He says: The parked carriage brought a party from Colchester for an Oyster Tea at the Victory.
Lorna Mills' grandfather James french was born in Cornerways.
<a href=mmphoto.php?typ=ID&hit=1&tot=1&ba=cke&bid=CBR_001>CBR_001 </a> was taken at the same time.
A Cleghorn photograph. Another copy of this postcard was mailed 25 July 1906. Before July 1906. Photo: Hardy Weaver Collection
Birch Church. 
Photo 55D from TBM. Photo: T.B. Millatt
West Mersea Post Office in Yorick Road, with the White Hart just visible on the right. The notice on the front says Post Office for Money Orders, Savings Bank, Parcel Post, Telegraph, Insurance.

Telegram boy Reg Jay on bicycle waiting outside - he was Telegram Boy for Ashton Turner, the postmaster. The wage was six pence and for that he was expected to deliver anywhere on the Island including East Mersea [BJ].
He has his black leather pouch attached to his belt. His left foot resting on a step which was attached to the back spindle. I remember in my young days several of the older men didn't cock their leg over the seat with one foot on the pedal, they scooted along with one foot on this step and lifted themselves onto the saddle from the back [RG].
Photograph before 1911 as the hedge etc is 'younger' than in the Cleghorn photograph from September 1911.
The building is now [2015] Barclays Bank. Before 1911. Photo: Peter Rudlin Collection
Tankers laid up in River Blackwater. POLAR MAID on the right, arrived with a cargo of whale oil 26 May 1954 and stayed waiting for the value of the cargo to improve. She left 20 April 1955
</p><p>The tanker in the foreground is thought to be the MARACAIBO, laid up in the Blackwater 30 May 1954 to 1 December 1954. cAugust 1954. Photo: Wendy Woolley
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Mersea Museum has a large collection of images, mainly of Mersea Island and the surrounding area. Those shown here are a small sample.
The images are divided into categories - click on a Category to view a selection.
Each year, a selection of the images with an accompanying audiocommentary form an audio-visual display that is run when the Museum is open.
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The collection is always increasing thanks to the kindness of may individuals. If you have photographs that are suitable for our collection, we would be pleased to hear from you. We can just take a digital copy of a photograph and return the original to you.
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