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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
Land Girls at Bower Hall Farm, Mersea. 1. Elsie, 2. Doris, 3. Alexander, 4. Edie, 5. Mona Quick from Shoreditch. Driver Frank Richer. Caterpillar D4 Registration JPU32, Ministry of Agriculture Fleet No MOA159
Driver Frank Richer probably took the photograph. Clearing the lower fields, Bower Hall Farm, 1943.
Photograph used in Essex Land Girls by Dee Gordon, page 118. 1943. Photo: David Green Collection
Sea Cadet Band at first Armistice Day Parade, outside Legion Hall in Barfield Road. 
Names from Owen Fletcher: L-R 1. Brian Jay, 2. John Telford, 3. Keith Mynard, 4. Bob Bisco (Petty Officer), 5. Ray Buck (drum - from Abberton), 6. Dennis Dustin, 7. Ray Coppin (bass drum), 8. Brian Marshall (drum), 9. Roger Sheldrake, 10. Dick Gladwell (Drum Major).
Also present is Burton Hewes. On the extreme right are Steve and David Conway with their parents. 1951. Photo: Bob Bisco Collection
Waiting for the Band. Postcard by Hammond, Great Totham, mailed Mersea 22 September 1911 to Miss French, Blackheath from Nell. The wall the shed on the left shows the Victorian Letter Box that is now in the Museum.
A picture from one of the slide shows run in Mersea Museum during opening hours. August 1911.
The Strood connects Mersea Island to the mainland. Postcard by F.W. Pawsey, Ipswich. c1955. Photo: Tony Millatt 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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