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Paddle dredge PYEFLEET I in Colne. Photo by F Ruffell, Brightlingsea.
This photograph is also in BOXB3_172_001 with a description of the scene. Photo: F. Ruffell
Barges on the Hard at Mersea. SEA SPRAY on the right. The barge on the left is thought to be FALCONET. A letter from Mersea received 4 Sept 1930 talks of the FALCONET and SEA SPRAY on the Hard.
FALCONET was owned by A A Gowen the sailmaker in 1921 and half owned by him at the time this photo was taken [Ron Green] cSeptember 1930. Photo: John Milgate Collection
Birch Church of England School. 3rd Form. 1947 ?
Back Row (row 4) L-R 1. John Clark, 2. Michael Williams, 3. David Whybrow, 4. Jimmy Ponder, 5. Tony Partner, 6. Roy Vauhan [Vaughan ?], 7. Ronnie Burmby.
Row 3 standing 1. Pat Bishop, 2. Russell Pulford, 3. Kenneth Graham, 4. John Smith, 5. Mrs Cornhill, 6. Tony Playle, 7. Dennis Johnson, 8. Peter Jones, 9. John Pullford.
Row 2 1. June Mills, 2. Violet Shepperd, 3. Evelyn Hyam, 4. Connie Mansfield, 5. Hazel Ponder, 6. Pamelar White, 7. Dorothy Theobald (Buckle), 8. Ann Fensom.
Front row 1. Tony Andrews, 2. Eddie Theobald, 3. Barry Smith, 4. Ronnie MacClellen, 5. Ray Smith, 6. Andrew Strathern.
Photo 8 TBM B.S. c1947. Photo: T.B. Millatt
The Station Road. View on the North Side of the Queen's Estate, West Mersea.
Station Road is the present-day East Road. Garden Farm is on the right.
One of the photographs used in Queen's Estates Souvenir brochure, advertising the sale on 24 August 1907 of a number of building plots in West Mersea. The brochure is in Mersea Museum archives. Before 24 August 1907.
Early bus, taxi and charabanc outside the White Hart in Mersea. The landlord is A.H. Went - Arthur Went was landlord from 1895 to about 1931. 
The card was addressed My Dear Mildred and continues: 

Many thanks for your P.O. and also your letter. I am just about to pack up your Plimsoles. No news only we are still very busy. Heaps of love from all, Mother.
PS Madge has gone to Frinton with Aunt Emma ... Mrs Spatchat ...
[Mildred Went is in the 1901 census living at the White Hart, born about 1892. Arthur Went had a sister Emma, born c1860. Mother would be Arthur's wife Emilie born c1866]
</p><p>Another photograph taken the same time was posted 1914.</p> c1914. Photo: Vivian D'Wit
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