West Mersea news - thought to be from Colchester Express.
Evening Circle - Rev. A.E. Simmonds.
Fire call to Pax Cottage, Coast Road.
Beach Huts. The "old sore" of people sleeping in beach huts on Mersea Island was reopened by Cllr. C.S. Smith at a WMUDC meeting on Monday. He appealed to the council to use common sense and "let sleeping dogs lie". but if sleeping in a beach hut should cause trouble, he would be the first to urge that something should be done, he continued. "Some people have been coming here for as long as I can remember," he said. "Let's have some peace and quiet." In reply, Mrs M.A.M. Ellis expressed her concern about beach huts being blatantly advertised for sleeping. Mrs E.I. Cox was concerned about the number of people who slept close together with a stove nearby. After some discussion on the subject, it was decided to delete the item in the minutes which recommended that licenses should be terminated in respect of huts advertised for sleeping.
Death of Mr Henry Preston Lewsey, 85, of 'Crena', Seaview Avenue.
Oldest Inhabitant - the death of Mrs Mary Jane Vogel, aged 98 years.
Valentine Dance in Fountain Hall, dancing to the Delta Band.
Date: 21 February 1963
This image is part of the Mersea Island Museum Collection.