The view east from Fullbridge, Maldon. To the left of the picture the barge JESS is laying alongside the mill of her owners H.T. Eve & Co, corn, seed, coal merchants and maltsters.
JESS was a local barge built nearby by John Howard in 1899. She had a comparatively short working which came to an end when laying barley laden in Harwich Harbour on the foggy night of October 14th 1934, she was hit ...
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The view east from Fullbridge, Maldon. To the left of the picture the barge JESS is laying alongside the mill of her owners H.T. Eve & Co, corn, seed, coal merchants and maltsters. JESS was a local barge built nearby by John Howard in 1899. She had a comparatively short working which came to an end when laying barley laden in Harwich Harbour on the foggy night of October 14th 1934, she was hit by the SS MALINES and sunk. She was raised and taken to Pin Mill where her hull was used as a workshop/store. She was eventually broken up in the 1980s. Further along the quay another barge is loaded with a high stack of hay on deck. She will soon leave for London where her cargo will be used for horse fodder.
The cutter in the distance is believed to be John Sadd's yacht RIPPLE and the barge to the right of the picture laying by the Lime Kiln is TWO FRIENDS. She was owned locally by Victor Parker of nearby Bradwell on Sea.

Published in Maldon Life, October 2014


Date: c1920      

Photo: Ron Green Collection
Image ID RG07_037
Category 2 Places-->Maldon

This image is part of the Mersea Island Museum Collection.