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William and George Hoy. William on the left was on his last leave and was killed in action 17 February 1917. The back of the postcard is addressed to Ivy Hoy, Haycock's Farm, East Mersea Essex - see <a href=mmphoto.php?typ=ID&hit=1&tot=1&ba=cke&bid=JRN_002>JRN_002 </a> 
Another copy names Chummy and Bill - Chummy was George's nickname.
</p><p>Harris William Hoy baptised 14 Sep 1894, killed in action 17 February 1917. See Not Just a Name by Roger Bullen, page 61.
George Henry Hoy baptised 6 Aug 1882.
  24 September 1916. Photo: Heather Haward Collection
Birch School House and School. The photograph shows the old central front entrance to the school, which was removed in 1911. The porch of School House does not have the wisteria that appears on Photo 36.
Photo 37 B.S. c1900. Photo: Birch School
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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See <a href=mmphoto.php?typ=ID&hit=1&tot=1&ba=cke&bid=RG27_313>RG27_313 </a> for a numbered print.
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</notonweb> 1940s.
Launching party for PEDRO II CK9 at Wyatt's. 
L-R Archie French, Daphne Hewes, Joe Hewes & his wife Blanche, William Wyatt, Norman 'Joe' Burgess (black beret) and his brother Brian, Joan Pullen ( Joan Ward ), Mrs Bertie Green holding nose, 'Lizzie' Cyril Green smoking woodbine. 1950s. 28 May 1949.
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
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