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Smack 349CK SYBIL on the Hard at West Mersea. Photo 105192.
Built Aldous, Brightlingsea, 1901 for Charles Chatters. 27 June 1932 sold to Edwin Chatters, John Chatters & Percy Arthur Chatters (master). 15 April 1948 No longer fishing and 1949 sold as yacht. She still existed in 1998 as yacht SYBIL.
</p> <p> As SYBIL OF WIVENHOE she is on the National Register of Historic Ships <a href=https://www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk/register/3596/sybil-wivenhoe target=nrs>www.nationalhistoricships.org.uk</a>
</p><p>Photograph sent to the Museum September 2020. Donor unknown!
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Peldon Home Guard photographed outside the Peldon Rose.
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No.3 (Peldon) Platoon - D Coy. - 18th. BN. Essex Home Guard
June 1940 - December 1944
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Back Row 1. Pte. Edgar Reynolds, 2. L/Cpl. V.C. 'Vic' Sheldrake, 3. Pte. Will Nicholas, 4. Pte. W. Bruce Rainbird, 5. Pte. H. 'Bert' Inman, 6. Pte. John R. Starling, 7. L/Cpl R. 'Bob' Brand, 8. Cpl. Phil Nicholas, 9. L.Cpl. E. 'Ted' Martin. 
Centre Row 1. Pte. R.A. Strahl, 2. Pte. Charlie Mason, 3. Pte. James C. Purtell, 4. Pte A.B. 'Bert' Day, 5. Pte. J.C. 'Charlie' Heynes [Haines], 6. Pte. W. 'Billy' Mason, 7. Pte. Luther Smith, 8. Pte. George Talbot, 9. Pte. Charlie Lapwood. 
Front Row 1. Sgt. A.W. 'Bill' Osborne ('Hoppy' - he had a wooden leg), 2. Sgt. F.G. 'Bunny' Unwin, 3. Lt. L.F. 'Leo' Michael-Smith Lt, 4. Lt. Basil (Ivan) Pullen 1st Lt, 5. Sgt. Les Mole, 6. Sgt. George Coates, 7. Cpl. R. 'Bob' Ponder. 
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The following were not resent when the photograph was taken: L/Cpl. H.E. Bass, Ptes. A.B. Balls, E.R. Balls, W.H. Balls, A.B. Carter, C.C. Collins, W. Knight, J. Knight, O. Neville, J.W. Pratt, F. Purtell.
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The mascot was a tame fox Renny held by B.I. Pullen. Hoppy Osborne was the dispatch rider. Ivan Pullen's family kept the Peldon Rose.
Large photo on mount, from West End Studios, Colchester. Back of photo says Photo including Mr Lee Michael Smith. But there is a large mounted photograph with a full caption in the Peldon Rose cDecember 1944. Photo: Leo Michael-Smith Collection
Harvest - tractor and binder. David Macauley on binder and Jack Pepper on Case tractor. Birch.
Photo 58U2 J.W. Photo: J.W.
Peldon Church of St Mary the Virgin. Postcard mailed 16 August 1906. Before August 1906.
1953 Coronation. Yorick Road with L-R Garnham Newsagents, Glennie Cock's Mersea Stores and Arthur Cock Butchers.
Photo used on Coronation board 2 from Mersea Museum 2013 Summer Exhibition.
. cJune 1953. Photo: Sandra and David Conway
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