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Looking towards the Tollesbury shore. Ships laid up in the River Blackwater in the icy winter of 1963. The boats from Mersea were unable to get out to the ships and the watchmen had to be supplied by helicopter. The nearest ship is thought to be the SAN VERONICO as she is the only one of the former Eagle Oil tankers with the large kingpost in front of the aft accommodation.
A cropped version of this photograph was in Essex County Standard 1 February 1963 1 February 1963. Photo: Ashley Upsher Collection
Chapel Road, later Mill Road, West Mersea. Another copy of this card was mailed 19 October 1904 Before October 1904. Photo: Hardy Weaver Collection
L-R Emily Farthing, Maud ? Mole, ?
Waiting for the Band. Postcard by Hammond, Great Totham, mailed 22 September 1911 to Miss French, Blackheath. The wall the shed on the left shows the Victorian Letter Box that is now in the Museum.
A picture from one of the slide shows run in Mersea Museum during opening hours. August 1911.
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.
If you can add to the information we have about an image, such as the names of the people, the place or the date, please Email us.
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.
The images above are copyright Mersea Island Museum unless otherwise stated.


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