ID STR_SOL Papers from Mersea Museum

TitleWW1 Memorial soldiers and sailors at the Strood
AbstractTo commemorate the centenary of the end of WW1, Duncan Pittock and his team erected 51 steel soldiers and sailors at the Strood. It is a memorial that has captured the imagination of many people.
The soldiers and sailors appear to be marching across the marsh towards the mainland and represent the men who lost their lives in the conflict. 9 on the east side of the road represent the 6 soldiers from East Mersea and 3 from West Mersea who would have walked down the eastern side of the village; 6 at the Peldon end those who had strong Mersea connections but did not live on the island at the time; the remaining 36 represent those from West Mersea. They are ordered according to their dates of death.

We have a lovely collection of photographs of Duncan and the team taken 9th November when the statues were put in place. Work started at 8.30pm, with the real deadline of high tide at midday.
Thank you to Anne-Marie Jacobs for the photographs - she did not take a selfie on the day, so she is one member of the team missing, along with Faith Pittock who did a lot of the design work.

We are grateful to the Courier and to Mersea Life for some of the background to the project.

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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors. Duncan Pittock.
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
Date:9 November 2018
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
Date:9 November 2018
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
 WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.  AMJ_SOL_447
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
 WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.  AMJ_SOL_448
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
 WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.  AMJ_SOL_449
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
 WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors. Duncan Pittock.  AMJ_SOL_450
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors. Duncan Pittock.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
 WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors. The team who made it happen.  AMJ_SOL_451
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors. The team who made it happen.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
 WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors. The team who made it happen.  AMJ_SOL_452
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors. The team who made it happen.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
 WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors. The list of names.  AMJ_SOL_453
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors. The list of names.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
 WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors. The list of names.  AMJ_SOL_454
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors. The list of names.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
 WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.  AMJ_SOL_457
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
 WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors. Duncan Pittock.  AMJ_SOL_458
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors. Duncan Pittock.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
 WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors. Duncan Pittock.  AMJ_SOL_459
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors. Duncan Pittock.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
 WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.  AMJ_SOL_460
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
 WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.  AMJ_SOL_461
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
 WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.  AMJ_SOL_462
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Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
 WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.  AMJ_SOL_463
ImageID:   AMJ_SOL_463
Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
 WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.  AMJ_SOL_464
ImageID:   AMJ_SOL_464
Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
 High tide - West Mersea men.
 WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.  AMJ_SOL_465
ImageID:   AMJ_SOL_465
Title: High tide - West Mersea men.
WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
 High tide - West Mersea men.
 WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.  AMJ_SOL_466
ImageID:   AMJ_SOL_466
Title: High tide - West Mersea men.
WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
 WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.  AMJ_SOL_467
ImageID:   AMJ_SOL_467
Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
 WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.  AMJ_SOL_468
ImageID:   AMJ_SOL_468
Title: WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs
 East Mersea men atop the old sea wall looking to the mainland.
 WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.  AMJ_SOL_469
ImageID:   AMJ_SOL_469
Title: East Mersea men atop the old sea wall looking to the mainland.
WW1 Memorial at the Strood. 51 Mersea Island soldiers and sailors.
Date:9 November 2018
Source:Mersea Museum / Anne-Marie Jacobs