Drowning Tragedy at Mersea. Mr 'Sooty' Mussett loses his life. 

Mr William Mussett senior, known as 'Sooty', had gone into the river on a shooting expeditin with Mr Campbell, son of Dr & Mrs Campbell of Layer Marney Towers.

It is surmised the sail gibed and the boat capsized.

Fortunately the yacht DUETT whose owner Mr Courtauld of London was on board with his skipper, a Burnham man ...
Cat1 Museum-->Scrapbook, newspaper cuttings Cat2 Families-->Mussett Cat3 Disasters and Mishaps-->at Sea

Drowning Tragedy at Mersea. Mr 'Sooty' Mussett loses his life.
Mr William Mussett senior, known as 'Sooty', had gone into the river on a shooting expeditin with Mr Campbell, son of Dr & Mrs Campbell of Layer Marney Towers.
It is surmised the sail gibed and the boat capsized.
Fortunately the yacht DUETT whose owner Mr Courtauld of London was on board with his skipper, a Burnham man named Mr Bradford ... got both men on board.
'Sooty', who was 67, was past saving, but Mr Campbell revived.

Death of Mr A.A. Gowen of West Mersea age 69. Former chairman of WMUDB, sailmaker, raced his yacht DONA.

Death of Col. F. S. Dod OBE of East Mersea Hall.

Newspaper cutting from Scrapbook 2.


Date: 25 December 1935      

Photo: Mersea Museum - David Mussett Collection
Image ID DM1_AB2_011
Category 2 Families-->Mussett
Category 3 Disasters and Mishaps


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