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Paddle dredge PYEFLEET I in Colne. Photo by F Ruffell, Brightlingsea.
This photograph is also in BOXB3_172_001 with a description of the scene. Photo: F. Ruffell
Digby Bros. General Ironmongers.
Digbys' Corner, West Mersea
Wireless Sets
Efficient Radio Service by E.P Digby
From Digby's Tide Table 1926
Accession No. P608-3 1926.
Birch Church of England School. An aerial view, late 1950s. The staff room to the north of the main building was added in 1957, together with new toilets. The previous toilets had been behind the main building and used buckets, emptied by the school caretaker. The sewerage plant for the new toilets is to the northwest, just beyond the Air Raid Shelters. The car in front of the staff room is probably the Headmaster's Morris Minor MXO419.
The top of the War Memorial Cross and the church spire just show at the bottom of the picture.
Photo 39 B.S. After 1957. 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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WMTR smack race. L-R 393CK MERSEA LASS, 159CK DOROTHY, CK197 UNITY and CK375 WENONAH. French. Photo: Stephen Kemp
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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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