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MANCHESTER RENOWN in the River Blackwater 1982. Photo: Ashley Upsher Collection
West Mersea School - chick rearing. Connie Smith, Joan Mole, Eva Harmer - Elenor Geddes. c1930. Photo: Rose and Len Harvey Collection
Cascade and paddling pool, Kiddiesland, East Mersea.
Kiddiesland was built by Mr F. Ingram from Potters Bar to give holidays to poor children from London. It was opened in 1936. After WW2, it became as the Youth Camp and then Essex Outdoors. 
This saltwater swimming pool was on the beach and with erosion, has now all vanished. c1936. Photo: Peter Godfrey Collection
Bernie Ratcliffe - Fordson Major tractor. Photo: Bernard Ratcliffe
A pre-war West Mersea Town Regatta - the sailing barge is the VOLUNTEER.
A picture from one of the slide shows run in Mersea Museum during opening hours. 1930s. Photo: Lil Clarke Collection
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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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