Building Abberton Reservoir. 

Kay's grandfather Richard Francis back row, second from left.

Kay's father Wilfred Francis front row, first on left.

Front row, the man on the bottom row far right sitting down with his arm crossed - the photo could have been taken today as I am the spitting image off that man so believe he is a Beecham [Robert Beecham].



Richard Francis was ...
Cat1 Places-->Abberton Cat2 Places-->Salcott & Virley

Building Abberton Reservoir.
Kay's grandfather Richard Francis back row, second from left.
Kay's father Wilfred Francis front row, first on left.
Front row, the man on the bottom row far right sitting down with his arm crossed - the photo could have been taken today as I am the spitting image off that man so believe he is a Beecham [Robert Beecham].

Richard Francis was from Salcott and was many local men that went to work on the reservoir. Farming was at a low ebb and the wages were attractive.


Date: c1936      

Photo: Mersea Museum - Kay Baldwin Collection
Image ID KBA_PPL_013
Category 2 Places-->Salcott & Virley


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This image is part of the Mersea Museum Collection.