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MANCHESTER RENOWN in the River Blackwater 1982. Photo: Ashley Upsher Collection
William and George Hoy. William on the left was on his last leave and was killed in action 17 February 1917. The back of the postcard is addressed to Ivy Hoy, Haycock's Farm, East Mersea Essex - see <a href=mmphoto.php?typ=ID&hit=1&tot=1&ba=cke&bid=JRN_002>JRN_002 </a> 
Another copy names Chummy and Bill - Chummy was George's nickname.
</p><p>Harris William Hoy baptised 14 Sep 1894, killed in action 17 February 1917. See Not Just a Name by Roger Bullen, page 61.
George Henry Hoy baptised 6 Aug 1882.
  24 September 1916. Photo: Heather Haward Collection
David Mussett painting the weathervane pole on top of West Mersea Church tower. David had previously shinned up the pole to put the weathervane in its hole 1985. Photo: David Mussett Collection
Western end of the beach at West Mersea, where it meets Buzz'n Creek. This has built up since WW2. Houseboat L'ESPERANCE is near top, just left of centre.
Part of a collection of aerial views of Mersea taken by Stacey Belbin. If you are interested in purchasing any of these photographs, please contact Stacey at ladygraceboat.trips @ gmail.com 27 April 2014. Photo: Stacey Belbin
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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