Part of the bomb map of Mersea Island showing the string of High Explosive [marked in Blue] bombs dropped from near the Water Tower down Mersea Avenue, with the last one in the middle of St Peters Road. The front of a semi-detached house in Mersea Avenue was sucked out by one of the bombs - Laburnhams (later No. 11) belonging to Ernie Woolf and Alafin (No. 13) belonging to Percy Mussett. The ...
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Part of the bomb map of Mersea Island showing the string of High Explosive [marked in Blue] bombs dropped from near the Water Tower down Mersea Avenue, with the last one in the middle of St Peters Road. The front of a semi-detached house in Mersea Avenue was sucked out by one of the bombs - "Laburnhams" (later No. 11) belonging to Ernie Woolf and "Alafin" (No. 13) belonging to Percy Mussett. The house has a plaque on the front gable saying "Built 1927 Reconstructed 1946".
The date of the red incendiary bombs is not clear but many were dropped in this area September 1940.
Date: 21 November 1940      


Photo: Mersea Museum
Image ID MAP_BOMB_001_003
Category 1 Maps and Charts
Category 2 War-->World War 2

This image is part of the Mersea Island Museum Collection.