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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
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
Hardy's Green, Birch. Stable Fields Cottage on right, now having a cedar shingle roof in place of thatch. On left are the cottages where Mr Patten, Les Polley and Sam Smith lived in the 1930s.
Photo 90B P.A. July 1994.
Group of local lads on Liza's doorstep. A photo taken by the late Ted Woolf in the mid 1940s.
Cadder Mussett's shop is just visible on the right.
The names are 1. Ron Procter, 2. Hugh Maylor, 3. Dick Cudmore, 4. Ken Mole, 5. Don Procter, 6. Johnny Hempstead, 7. Peter Vince, 8. Jimmy Simmons, 9. Derek Cranfield, 10. Gerry D'Witt, 11. Don Pullen, 12, Dennis Cook, 13. Dennis Whiting, 14. Arthur 'Bob' Milgate, 15. Burton Cook.
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The urn and bones from the Roman burial barrow on East Mersea Road, soon after their return to Mersea in August 2014. They are on loan from Colchester and Ipswich Museums. When the bones were analysed, they were sorted and some of these are now on the shelf outside the urn. The bones on the left of the shelf are leg bones, in the centre are floating bits that contained the interesting new find - frankincense, and on the right are vertebrae.
The barrow is thought to date from 100 - 120 AD. 10 August 2014.
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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.
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