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 Members of the regular company take it easy on the deck of the yacht L'ESPERANCE which is lying on the Hard awaiting removal of her lead keel before being put into a mud berth to be used as a houseboat. 

One of the Officers on the deck was a member of the Ingleby family, who owned L'ESPERANCE built in the years before WW1 - he was probably responsible for getting this photograph ...
Cat1 Mersea-->Houseboats Cat2 Yachts and yachting-->Sail-->Larger Cat3 War-->World War 1

Members of the regular company take it easy on the deck of the yacht L'ESPERANCE which is lying on the Hard awaiting removal of her lead keel before being put into a mud berth to be used as a houseboat.
One of the Officers on the deck was a member of the Ingleby family, who owned L'ESPERANCE built in the years before WW1 - he was probably responsible for getting this photograph taken.

L'ESPERANCE built 1891 Camper and Nicholson, Gosport for Lord Dunraven. Designer A.E. Payne.
1900 cutter, owner HRH Prince Henry of Prussia, registered Kiel.
1914 yawl, owner Ernest W. Ingleby, registered Southampton. Official No. 98455. Ernest Ingleby was from Melton Hill near Brough, East Yorks.[LRY]


Date: c1918      

Photo: Mersea Museum
Image ID IA01_441
Category 1 Mersea-->Houseboats
Category 3 War-->World War 1


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This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.