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WW1 Memorial Soldiers and Sailors at the Strood. Sunset over Ray Island at the mainland end. 19 October 2019. Photo: Chrissie Westgate
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
High Street, West Mersea. Another copy of this card was posted September 1914 Before September 1914.
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.
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 27 April 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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