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Taken near the beginning of last century, from Church Road. The only building...
ID AA000000 Taken near the beginning of last century, from Church Road.
The only building...
ID AA000000
Title Taken near the beginning of last century, from Church Road. The only building in Coast Road is the pair of weatherboard cottages opposite St Peter's Well. (Still there although much improved.) The Pullen Family lived there, and worked on the Market Garden owned by the people living in Yew Tree...
Author Pat Kirby
Published c1900
Source Mersea Museum

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The new gas tanker GANDARA coming into the River Blackwater, Essex, to lay up...
ID AA000090 The new gas tanker GANDARA coming into the River Blackwater, Essex, to lay up...
ID AA000090
Title The new gas tanker GANDARA coming into the River Blackwater, Essex, to lay up for about 3 weeks.
Author Ian Clarke Collection
Keywords Blackwater, Laid up ships
Published 1976
Source Mersea Museum

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CONTENDER BEZANT in the Blackwater
ID AA000100 CONTENDER BEZANT in the Blackwater
ID AA000100
Title CONTENDER BEZANT in the Blackwater
Author Ian Clarke Collection
Keywords Blackwater, Laid up ships
Source Mersea Museum

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NORFOLK FERRY laid up in the River Blackwater
ID AA000220 NORFOLK FERRY laid up in the River Blackwater
ID AA000220
Title NORFOLK FERRY laid up in the River Blackwater
Author John Jones
Keywords Blackwater Ships
Published 16 October 1982
Source Mersea Museum

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NORFOLK FERRY leaving the Blackwater under tow Dutch tug BANCKERT for breaking...
ID AA000230 NORFOLK FERRY leaving the Blackwater under tow Dutch tug BANCKERT for breaking...
ID AA000230
Title NORFOLK FERRY leaving the Blackwater under tow Dutch tug BANCKERT for breaking up at Vianen, Holland.
Author Ian Clarke Collection
Keywords Blackwater Ships
Published 15 April 1983
Source Mersea Museum

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SEA FREIGHTLINER I 4,034 grt built in 1968 by Redheads at South Shields. Seen...
ID AA000270 SEA FREIGHTLINER I 
4,034 grt built in 1968 by Redheads at South Shields.
Seen...
ID AA000270
Title SEA FREIGHTLINER I 4,034 grt built in 1968 by Redheads at South Shields. Seen laid up on the River Blackwater, Essex on 16th August 1986. Broken up at Kaohsiung in 1987.
Author John Jones
Keywords Blackwater, Laid up ships
Published 16 August 1968
Source Mersea Museum

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ODEN 8,929 grt built 1972 by Rickmers Rhederei G.m.b.H, Bremerhaven. Seen...
ID AA000280 ODEN 8,929 grt built 1972 by Rickmers Rhederei G.m.b.H, Bremerhaven.
Seen...
ID AA000280
Title ODEN 8,929 grt built 1972 by Rickmers Rhederei G.m.b.H, Bremerhaven. Seen laid-up on the River Blackwater, Essex on 4th May 1986. Previously named WEYROC, then ODEN the renamed EAGLE and subsequently broken up.
Author John Jones
Keywords Blackwater, Laid up ships
Published 4 May 1986
Source Mersea Museum

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Tug believed to be the ARGUS T owned by TSA Tug Ltd of Leigh on Sea. The ships...
ID AA000380 Tug believed to be the ARGUS T owned by TSA Tug Ltd of Leigh on Sea. The ships...
ID AA000380
Title Tug believed to be the ARGUS T owned by TSA Tug Ltd of Leigh on Sea. The ships in the background are the ZAK and the ATTICA. It is believed the ship in the picture is the ESSEX FERRY (3,242 tons gross, built 1957) which left 28Apr1983.
Author Ashley Upsher Collection
Keywords Blackwater Ships
Source Mersea Museum

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REEFER DUKU 6,925 g.t. built in 1974 by Drammen Slip, Drammen. Ex: Wild...
ID AA000410 REEFER DUKU 6,925 g.t. built in 1974 by Drammen Slip, Drammen.
Ex: Wild...
ID AA000410
Title REEFER DUKU 6,925 g.t. built in 1974 by Drammen Slip, Drammen. Ex: Wild Fulmar-83. Seen laid up on the River Blackwater 16th August 1986. Renamed: 88-Starsea, 90-Midway. Suffered an explosion & fire 35nm NW Punta Mala, Panama 29/5/90
Author John Jones
Keywords Blackwater, Laid up ships
Published 16 August 1986
Source Mersea Museum

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CAPTAIN JOHN laid up in River Blackwater
ID AA000420 CAPTAIN JOHN laid up in River Blackwater
ID AA000420
Title CAPTAIN JOHN laid up in River Blackwater
Author Ian Clarke Collection
Keywords Blackwater, Laid up ships
Source Mersea Museum

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CAPTAIN JOHN 9,163 g.t. built 1960 in Japan. Owner: Astro Carisma Armadora...
ID AA000430 CAPTAIN JOHN 9,163 g.t. built 1960 in Japan.
Owner: Astro Carisma Armadora...
ID AA000430
Title CAPTAIN JOHN 9,163 g.t. built 1960 in Japan. Owner: Astro Carisma Armadora S.A., Panama. ex: Captain George, Igaharu Maru-74. Seen laid up in the River Blackwater on 9/9/84. CAPTAIN JOHN laid up in the River Blackwater. Built 1960. Ex: CAPTAIN GEORGE, IGAHARU MARU-74. Broken up Kaohsiung 12 Feb...
Author John Jones
Keywords Blackwater, Laid up ships
Published 9 September 1984
Source Mersea Museum

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CAPE AVANTI DUE 13,540 g.t. built 1968. ex: Cape Avanti-79, Sugar...
ID AA000440 CAPE AVANTI DUE 13,540 g.t. built 1968.
ex: Cape Avanti-79, Sugar...
ID AA000440
Title CAPE AVANTI DUE 13,540 g.t. built 1968. ex: Cape Avanti-79, Sugar Producer-79. Renamed: Delta Port Said-86. Scrapped 1987. Seen laid up in the River Blackwater on 3/10/82.
Author John Jones
Keywords Blackwater, Laid up ships
Published 3 October 1982
Source Mersea Museum

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INTRA TRUTH laid up in the River Blackwater. 8,675 grt, built 1960 Gotaverken,...
ID AA000450 INTRA TRUTH laid up in the River Blackwater.
8,675 grt, built 1960 Gotaverken,...
ID AA000450
Title INTRA TRUTH laid up in the River Blackwater. 8,675 grt, built 1960 Gotaverken, Arendal. IMO 5391557.
Author Phil English
Keywords Blackwater, Laid up ships
Published 16 October 1982
Source Mersea Museum

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ZAK laid up in the River Blackwater, Essex
ID AA000460 ZAK laid up in the River Blackwater, Essex
ID AA000460
Title ZAK laid up in the River Blackwater, Essex
Author Phil English
Keywords Blackwater, Laid up ships
Published 16 October 1982
Source Mersea Museum

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MARTITA laid up on the River Blackwater.
ID AA000490 MARTITA laid up on the River Blackwater.
ID AA000490
Title MARTITA laid up on the River Blackwater.
Author John Jones
Keywords EULIMA, Blackwater, Laid up ships
Published 9 September 1984
Source Mersea Museum

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MICHALAKIS on the mudflats at West Mersea. Geoff Atkins and a young Alan...
ID AA000520 MICHALAKIS on the mudflats at West Mersea.
Geoff Atkins and a young Alan...
ID AA000520
Title MICHALAKIS on the mudflats at West Mersea. Geoff Atkins and a young Alan Pamment stand under the stern.
Author Ron Pamment Collection
Keywords Laid up ships
Published c15 February 1958
Source Mersea Museum

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MICHALAKIS aground on the mudflats oppposite the Esplanade at West Mersea. She...
ID AA000540 MICHALAKIS aground on the mudflats oppposite the Esplanade at West Mersea. She...
ID AA000540
Title MICHALAKIS aground on the mudflats oppposite the Esplanade at West Mersea. She had broken adrift on 14th February 1958 and was refloated by tugs on 16th February.
Author Ron Pamment Collection
Keywords Laid up ships
Published c15 February 1958
Source Mersea Museum

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SAN ELISEO in drydock in Barbados after being torpedoed. She arrived in the...
ID AA000580 SAN ELISEO in drydock in Barbados after being torpedoed. She arrived in the...
ID AA000580
Title SAN ELISEO in drydock in Barbados after being torpedoed. She arrived in the River Blackwater to be laid up 26 October 1960.
Photo from Tanker Fleet, published by Anglo Saxon Petroleum Company in 1948.
Author Anglo Saxon Petroleum Company
Keywords Blackwater Ships
Published May 1942
Source Mersea Museum

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MICHALAKIS refloated by tugs NAPIA and OCEAN COCK after her time ashore opposite...
ID AA000720 MICHALAKIS refloated by tugs NAPIA and OCEAN COCK after her time ashore opposite...
ID AA000720
Title MICHALAKIS refloated by tugs NAPIA and OCEAN COCK after her time ashore opposite Empress Avenue, West Mersea. She was towed to Gravesend, arriving the same day.
Author Simon Cutts Collection
Keywords Laid up ships
Published 16 February 1958
Source Mersea Museum

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MICHALAKIS off the beach at West Mersea
ID AA000730 MICHALAKIS off the beach at West Mersea
ID AA000730
Title MICHALAKIS off the beach at West Mersea
Author Simon Cutts Collection
Keywords Laid up ships
Published c15 February 1958
Source Mersea Museum

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MICHALAKIS refloated in the River Blackwater. She had broken adrift after her...
ID AA000740 MICHALAKIS refloated in the River Blackwater. She had broken adrift after her...
ID AA000740
Title MICHALAKIS refloated in the River Blackwater. She had broken adrift after her mooring swivel parted 14 February 1958, and stranded on West Mersea beach
Author Simon Cutts Collection
Keywords Laid up ships
Published 16 February 1958
Source Mersea Museum

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Newsprint carrier MARKLAND laid up in the River Blackwater
ID AA000760 Newsprint carrier MARKLAND laid up in the River Blackwater
ID AA000760
Title Newsprint carrier MARKLAND laid up in the River Blackwater
Author Robert Riddle Collection
Keywords Blackwater, Laid up ships
Published c1963
Source Mersea Museum

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MARKLAND laid up in the River Blackwater
ID AA000770 MARKLAND laid up in the River Blackwater
ID AA000770
Title MARKLAND laid up in the River Blackwater
Author Robert Riddle Collection
Keywords Blackwater, Laid up ships
Published c1963
Source Mersea Museum

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Oil rig GALVESTON KEY arrived in the Blackwater 9 October 1986. Tollesbury...
ID AA000840 Oil rig GALVESTON KEY arrived in the Blackwater 9 October 1986. Tollesbury...
ID AA000840
Title Oil rig GALVESTON KEY arrived in the Blackwater 9 October 1986. Tollesbury village was upset by its loud hooter which repeatedly blew when foggy.
Keywords Blackwater Ships
Published c1986
Source Mersea Museum

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Looking towards the Tollesbury shore. Ships laid up in the River Blackwater in...
ID AA000850 Looking towards the Tollesbury shore. Ships laid up in the River Blackwater in...
ID AA000850
Title Looking towards the Tollesbury shore. Ships laid up in the River Blackwater in the icy winter of 1963. The boats from Mersea were unable to get out to the ships and the watchmen had to be supplied by helicopter. The nearest ship is thought to be the SAN VERONICO as she is the only one of the former...
Author Ashley Upsher Collection
Keywords Blackwater Ships, ia004090, ice, ecs
Published 1 February 1963
Source Mersea Museum

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Tanker MARTITA laid up in the River Blackwater. Astern are CAPTAIN JOHN and...
ID AA000860 Tanker MARTITA laid up in the River Blackwater. Astern are CAPTAIN JOHN and...
ID AA000860
Title Tanker MARTITA laid up in the River Blackwater. Astern are CAPTAIN JOHN and MYRMIDON.
Author Ted Ingham
Keywords Blackwater Ships, EULIMA
Source Mersea Museum

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MARGAY in laid up in the River Blackwater with the Bradwell shore beyond.
ID AA002070 MARGAY in laid up in the River Blackwater with the Bradwell shore beyond.
ID AA002070
Title MARGAY in laid up in the River Blackwater with the Bradwell shore beyond.
Keywords Blackwater, Laid up ships
Published c1959
Source Brian Jay Collection

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Tankers laid up in the River Blackwater, viewed from West Mersea. About 1960.
ID AA002080 Tankers laid up in the River Blackwater, viewed from West Mersea. About 1960.
ID AA002080
Title Tankers laid up in the River Blackwater, viewed from West Mersea. About 1960.
Keywords BATISSA, Blackwater, Laid up ships
Published c1960
Source Brian Jay Collection

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HELENA MODJESKA on the Goodwin Sands
ID AA002510 HELENA MODJESKA on the Goodwin Sands
ID AA002510
Title HELENA MODJESKA on the Goodwin Sands
Author Tony Wilding Collection
Keywords Blackwater, Laid up ships
Published c1946
Source Mersea Museum

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HELENA MODJESKA on the Goodwin Sands
ID AA002530 HELENA MODJESKA on the Goodwin Sands
ID AA002530
Title HELENA MODJESKA on the Goodwin Sands
Author Tony Wilding Collection
Keywords Blackwater, Laid up ships
Published c1946
Source Mersea Museum

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Discharging cargo from Liberty Ship HELENA MODJESKA after she went ashore on the...
ID AA002540 Discharging cargo from Liberty Ship HELENA MODJESKA after she went ashore on the...
ID AA002540
Title Discharging cargo from Liberty Ship HELENA MODJESKA after she went ashore on the Goodwin Sands 12 Sept 1946.
Author Tony Wilding Collection
Keywords Blackwater, Laid up ships
Published 12 September 1946
Source Mersea Museum

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Tanker SUHAIL laid up in the River Blackwater. She was in the river 28 June 1960...
ID AA002550 Tanker SUHAIL laid up in the River Blackwater. She was in the river 28 June 1960...
ID AA002550
Title Tanker SUHAIL laid up in the River Blackwater. She was in the river 28 June 1960 to 17 December 1963 with a visit to London for dry docking 4-9 November 1962.
Author Tony Wilding Collection
Keywords Laid up ships
Published c1962
Source Mersea Museum

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Discharge Book entry for Tony Wilding signing-on RIEBEECK CASTLE at Maldon 15...
ID AA002570 Discharge Book entry for Tony Wilding signing-on RIEBEECK CASTLE at Maldon 15...
ID AA002570
Title Discharge Book entry for Tony Wilding signing-on RIEBEECK CASTLE at Maldon 15 Feb 1967
Author Tony Wilding Collection
Keywords Blackwater, Laid up ships
Published 15 February 1967
Source Mersea Museum

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MAGWA laid up in the River Blackwater
ID AA002580 MAGWA laid up in the River Blackwater
ID AA002580
Title MAGWA laid up in the River Blackwater
Author Tony Wilding Collection
Keywords Laid up ships
Published 25 March 1960
Source Mersea Museum

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INTRA TRUTH laid up in the River Blackwater.
ID AA002650 INTRA TRUTH laid up in the River Blackwater.
ID AA002650
Title INTRA TRUTH laid up in the River Blackwater.
Author John Jones
Keywords Blackwater, Laid up ships
Published 1982
Source Mersea Museum

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Newspaper cutting from The Sphere.
ID AA002660 Newspaper cutting from <b>The Sphere</b>.
ID AA002660
Title Newspaper cutting from The Sphere.
Author Tony Wilding Collection
Keywords Blackwater, Laid up ships
Published 1947
Source Mersea Museum

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Newspaper cutting dated 26 June 1948
ID AA002670 Newspaper cutting dated 26 June 1948
ID AA002670
Title Newspaper cutting dated 26 June 1948
Author Tony Wilding Collection
Keywords Blackwater, Laid up ships
Published 26 June 1948
Source Mersea Museum

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LIANA and MARTITA in the River Blackwater.
ID AA002790 LIANA and MARTITA in the River Blackwater.
ID AA002790
Title LIANA and MARTITA in the River Blackwater.
Author Graham Gould
Keywords EULIMA, EULOTA, Blackwater, Laid up ships
Published 1984
Source Mersea Museum

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MARTITA in the River Blackwater. She was sold to Shell and renamed EULIMA whilst...
ID AA002800 MARTITA in the River Blackwater. She was sold to Shell and renamed EULIMA whilst...
ID AA002800
Title MARTITA in the River Blackwater. She was sold to Shell and renamed EULIMA whilst in the River.
Author Graham Gould
Keywords Blackwater, Laid up ships
Published 1984
Source Mersea Museum

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EULOTA at anchor off Dunkirk, following her visit to the River Blackwater.
ID AA002810 EULOTA at anchor off Dunkirk, following her visit to the River Blackwater.
ID AA002810
Title EULOTA at anchor off Dunkirk, following her visit to the River Blackwater.
Author Graham Gould
Keywords LIANA, Blackwater, Laid up ships
Published 1984
Source Mersea Museum

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IRIS QUEEN in Jakarta before her visit to the Blackwater. She has a full load of...
ID AA003170 IRIS QUEEN in Jakarta before her visit to the Blackwater. She has a full load of...
ID AA003170
Title IRIS QUEEN in Jakarta before her visit to the Blackwater. She has a full load of bagged sugar from Racifi South America.
Author Jonathan Nutting
Keywords Blackwater, Laid up ships
Source Mersea Museum

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OCEANTEAM INSTALLER from the owner's website www.oceanteam.nl. She arrived in...
ID AA003230 OCEANTEAM INSTALLER from the owner's website www.oceanteam.nl.
She arrived in...
ID AA003230
Title OCEANTEAM INSTALLER from the owner's website www.oceanteam.nl. She arrived in the River Blackwater 7 April 2009.
Author www.oceanteam.nl
Keywords Blackwater, Laid up ships
Source Mersea Museum

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Audio

Talk on West Mersea Church by T B Millatt Part 1
ID AA010020
Title Talk on West Mersea Church by T B Millatt Part 1
Recorded 30 June 1985

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Audio

Talk on West Mersea Church by T B Millatt Part 2
ID AA010021
Title Talk on West Mersea Church by T B Millatt Part 2
Abstract [07m] 16th Century iron-bound solid oak chest at the back of the church. It has 3 locks and 3 separate keys would be necessary - the vicar and two churchwardens needed to open it. It would have held...
Recorded 30 June 1985

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Audio

Talk on West Mersea Church by T B Millatt Part 3
ID AA010023
Title Talk on West Mersea Church by T B Millatt Part 3
Abstract [01m] Churchyard was closed about 1900 by an order in council because the churchyard was full and they then opened up Barfield Road and later Firs Road Cemeteries. [12m] 1882 Large restoration....
Recorded 30 June 1985

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Audio

Oystering by Allan Bird for Museum Audio Guides
ID AA011058
Title Oystering by Allan Bird for Museum Audio Guides
Abstract Allan talking about his 47 years in the oyster business in West Mersea, the boats, the people, Native Oysters, the disease bonamia.
Recorded for Audio Guides in Mersea Museum.
The article...
Recorded 25 April 2011

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Picture

The hard winter of 1962 - 1963. Ice and snow on Coast Road by the Victory.
ID ABD_001 The hard winter of 1962 - 1963. Ice and snow on Coast Road by the Victory.
ID ABD_001
Title The hard winter of 1962 - 1963. Ice and snow on Coast Road by the Victory.
Author Allan Bird Collection
Published cJanuary 1963
Source Mersea Museum

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The hard winter of 1962/1963. Ice MAYFLOWER, MERSEA LASS, MARY, THISTLE...
ID ABD_003 The hard winter of 1962/1963. Ice MAYFLOWER, MERSEA LASS, MARY, THISTLE...
ID ABD_003
Title The hard winter of 1962/1963. Ice MAYFLOWER, MERSEA LASS, MARY, THISTLE F123.
THISTLE was owned by Ronnie Garriock.
Author Allan Bird Collection
Published cJanuary 1963
Source Mersea Museum

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The hard winter of 1962 - 1963. Ice at the Nothe. There was a school in the...
ID ABD_005 The hard winter of 1962 - 1963. Ice at the Nothe. There was a school in the...
ID ABD_005
Title The hard winter of 1962 - 1963. Ice at the Nothe. There was a school in the northern end of the Nothe cottages during the war.
Author Allan Bird Collection
Published cJanuary 1963
Source Mersea Museum

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Frozen creeks in the hard winter 1962 - 1963. Smack PRISCILLA
ID ABD_007 Frozen creeks in the hard winter 1962 - 1963. Smack PRISCILLA
ID ABD_007
Title Frozen creeks in the hard winter 1962 - 1963. Smack PRISCILLA
Author Allan Bird Collection
Keywords ice
Published cJanuary 1963
Source Mersea Museum
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