1. The Fire Brigade parade at the funeral of Gordon Mussett at West Mersea.
Includes Oscar Whiting, Jim Mussett, Claude Green, Godfrey Allen.
Date: October 1952
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2. West Mersea firemen are quiz champions. Photographs G. Allen, A. Garnham, J. Mussett, W. Beament and L. Harvey. Second picture has L.A. Mills and O.J....
Date: 21 February 1958
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3. West Mersea Fire Brigade's team of five who won the Essex County Brigade's quiz for Retained Firemen in Chelmsford.
L-R Gordon Allen, Alec Garnham, Joe...
Date: 17 February 1958
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4. West Mersea Fire Brigade - Fordson Thames fire engine GLC534 being replaced with the new Dodge 758JNO. Photograph at the Fire Station in Melrose Road.
Date: April 1957
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5. West Mersea Fire Brigade - Fordson Thames fire engine GLC534 being replaced with new Dodge 758JNO. Outside the Melrose Road Fire Station.
L-R 1. Oscar...
Date: April 1957
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6. West Mersea Fire Brigade - Fordson Thames fire engine GLC534 being replaced with the new Dodge 758JNO.
Date: April 1957
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7. Penfold's DIY, Barfield Road, West Mersea, formerly Clifford White Builders.
At the height of the blaze 5 fire appliances and an aerial ladder from Colchester...
Date: 20 April 1999
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8. West Mersea Fire Brigade - crew of 2004.
Left to right Back row Robert Dean, lan Moncur, Nigel Balls
Middle row Mick James, Maurice Board, Gary...
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9. 1998 Dennis Sabre Fire Appliance
R141 WVX was delivered to West Mersea fire station on the 4th October 2003. It had been at the station three weeks...
Date: March 2006
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10. It was a night out for Mersea firemen at the Hall Barn on Saturday, when they held their annual dinner. Before the meal there was time for a chat and a drink,...
Date: 13 February 1959
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11. West Mersea Volunteer Fire Brigade. Left Mr Cathercole, Horace Whiting, Herbert Burgess.
Right Gordon Mussett, Gunner Burgess, Alec Green
The cart is...
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12. West Mersea Firemen marching in Armistice Day Parade, outside the Griffon Garage.
Roughly L-R 'Ike' Ivan King, Les Phillips, Len Coles, Horace Whiting,...
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13. The Fire Brigade parade at the funeral of Gordon Mussett at West Mersea.
The parade includes Oscar Whiting, Jim Mussett, Claude Green, Godfrey...
Date: October 1952
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14. West Mersea Fire Brigade - the wartime AFS fire engine.
L-R Oscar Whiting, Ernie Dixon, Gordon Mussett, Bob Russell, HoraceWhiting and Bob...
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15. West Mersea Fire Brigade. The fire engine is an American car (Hudson Terraplane) converted with a wooden back, for Fire Service use.
L-R Gordon Mussett,...
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16. 1944 wartime NFS Fire engine. L-R Hodge ( Arthur John ) Hewes, Ron Farrow from Copford, Dick Howard, Oscar Whiting, Ted Wright of Wrights Haulage.
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17. West Mersea Fire Brigade with wartime NFS engine - an Austin A.T.V.
L-R LFM Hollohan, Ernie Dixon, Ed Payne, Gordon Mussett, Herbert Burgess, Ron Farrow....
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18. West Mersea Fire Brigade - Oscar Whiting receiving his reitrement present. He had served for 36 years.
L-R 'Chummy' Mole, Les Greenleaf, Ron Clamp or Bill...
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19. Spotlight on David Mussett by Roy Nobes. David Mussett is the Officer in Change of West Mersea Fire Station. He has 3 sons in the crew. Includes picture o f...
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20. Houseboat Fire. The houseboat ERYCINA at present occupied by Mrs Garrioch and her sister Mrs Goddard, was extensively damaged by fire on Monday afternoon. The...
Date: 27 October 1941
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West Mersea Fire Engine. L-R front Gary Mussett, Chris Mussett, David 'Moe' Mussett and Jonathan Mussett, with son-in-law Mick Way in the cab.
Date: 30 November 1992
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22. An early 1930s Carnival at Queens Corner passing the Cartwright's Shed, Fountain Hotel (both demolished to build Fountain Court) and Fountain Cottage.
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23. Mersea Firemen trying new helmets.
L-R back 1. Horace Whiting, 2. Jack Cook, 3. Edgar Jopson, 4. Cliff Smith, 5. Cather Cole, 6. Tim Mole, 7. Gordon...
Date: Before 1935
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24. A fireman's wedding. Gordon Mussett and Catherine Heywood leave St. Peter and St. Paul Church after their marriage on 8 March 1930. Gordon's fellow West Mersea...
Date: 8 March 1930
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25. Mr H. Burgess and Mr K. Ham, both of Mersea Avenue chop firewood to be distributed by Friends of Mersea to the elderly.
Mr Burgess was founder member of...
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26. West Mersea Fire Brigade. This engine was probably a Merryweather. It was bought by public subscription through local fetes, dances etc.
Back row Drummer...
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27. World War 2 Mersea Firemen Victory Parade Names.
L-R Alan Lee, Cliff Smith, Chippy Pullen [behind Cliff Smith], Gordon Mussett (David's father), Hodge...
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28. West Mersea Firemen. Herbert Burgess, Gordon Mussett, Edgar Jopson, Ernie Dixon.
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29. Beetle back Dodge Fire Engine 758JNO attending a fire in Jack Botham's kitchen in Coast Road. Howard's Stores in Church Road is in the background.
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30. Fire Brigade c1939 in Melrose Road (back of Chatters). Gordon Mussett, Herbert Burgess, Edgar Jopson, Ernie Dixon.
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