The Central Cafe in High Street after the fire.

Undated newspaper photograph by J.E. Stutter


From an attached cutting:

... it was discovered that Mr R. Key's shop (tobacconists and hairdressers) had caught fire. Being a wooden building, the fire spread rapidly. Mr R. Page, postmaster, immediately telephoned to Fireman A. Mills, also to Sergeant Dawson.

... Mr Key's shop had ...
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The Central Cafe in High Street after the fire.
Undated newspaper photograph by J.E. Stutter

From an attached cutting:
... it was discovered that Mr R. Key's shop (tobacconists and hairdressers) had caught fire. Being a wooden building, the fire spread rapidly. Mr R. Page, postmaster, immediately telephoned to Fireman A. Mills, also to Sergeant Dawson.
... Mr Key's shop had burnt completely out and the adjoining property, a shop belonging to Messrs. Wash had also caught fire and was burning rapidly.
Date: 1930s      


Photo: Mersea Museum - David Mussett Collection
Image ID DM1_AB1_011_005
Category 1 Mersea-->Shops & Businesses

This image is part of the Mersea Island Museum Collection.