31. Royal Observer Corp marching in the parade during Wings for Victory Week. Herbert Marrow is in the centre of the picture, in the centre of the leading ...
Date: 23 May 1943
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32. Royal Observer Corp in Mersea during WW2. Major Maughfling and Bill Clarry operate a Post Instrument Plotter with a Mickelthwait height adjuster attachment. ...
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33. Mersea Observer Corps sitting outside the church.
L-R Sid Stoker, Ernie Woods, Jack Mole, Dick Haward, young Richard Haward, Herbert Burgess, Vic Mussett, ...
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34. What you are to do in case of invasion or heavy bombing.
Information sheet from West Mersea Urban District Council, page 1 of 4.
Report Centre ...
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35. What you are to do in case of invasion or heavy bombing.
Information sheet from West Mersea Urban District Council, page 2 of 4.
Milk and bread ...
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36. What you are to do in case of invasion or heavy bombing.
Information sheet from West Mersea Urban District Council, page 3 of 4.
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37. What you are to do in case of invasion or heavy bombing.
Information sheet from West Mersea Urban District Council, page 4 of 4.
Help to Military - ...
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38. 9 September 1939 The War.
Bert Saye begs to announce he is opening a business in Kingsland Road.
16 September 1939 Evacuation
A large ...
Date: 9 September 1939
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39. Lieut. Beadle, R.A, Miss Ruth Martin
The engagement is announced between Lieut. H.N. Beadle, R.A., elder son of Mr and Mrs Beadle of Woodside, Manchester ...
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40. Holidays - Mersea enjoyed wonderful days of sunshine over the holidays, and although many of its activities were restricted, this did not detract the children ...
Date: 10 August 1940
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41. The Spitfire Fund - A local effort to help the Spitfire Fund has been started, and Mersea is going to see what can be done about it. Mrs Tapp, of the "Firs" has ...
Date: 31 August 1940
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42. Funeral of Mr D.B. Cutts
Widespread scenes of sympathy attended the funeral of Mr Douglas (Jim) Cutts, which took place on Saturday afternoon. Officials ...
Date: 10 May 1941
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43. Death of Pilot Officer
News has been received of the death of Pilot Officer Donald Dale, only son of Mrs Dale and the late Mr Arthur Dale, of Walnut Tree ...
Date: 6 September 1941
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44. Under the Plough - for the first time in history, Pete Tye Common lying between Peldon and Abberton has come under the plough.
Death of Miss A.M. ...
Date: 6 June 1942
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45. Obituary. Funeral of Accident Victims.
The funeral of Mr and Mrs Horace Stoker, whose tragic death occurred last week as the result of an accident, took ...
Date: cJune 1942
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46. Killed in Action. It is with regret we record the death of Peter Jack Martin (boy first-class) who was killed in action when his ship was damaged by enemy ...
Date: 31 October 1942
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47. Gunsite in Action. 1947!
The ammunition is soft drinks and ice cream; the "gun-crew" Mrs Stoker and Mrs Dawson. But the concrete walls of this unusual ...
Date: 27 June 1947
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48. Once a strongpoint in West Mersea's defences against the Nazi invasion, this blockhouse is now a happy rendezvous for holidaymakers and local folk in search of ...
Date: 14 October 1949
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49. Royal Artillery at Mersea.
Thought to be 373 Coast Defence Battery, who were at West Mersea from July 1940.
Front row L-R 6. is Sgt. Major Harry [ ...
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50. The skeleton of a war-time pillbox on Victoria Esplanade marks the spot where Edwardian planners had envisaged a pier.
From "An Urban Dream of Mersea", ...
Date: 3 May 1968
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51. Youngest of the Few: Historian uncovers story of Mersea teenager killed in Battle of Britain. By Charley Goff.
The youngest pilot to fly in the Battle ...
Date: 21 September 2018
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52. Frederick Bertrand Harnack RSMA God Bless Him 17 yrs (LRB) stretcher bearer RNVR Lt at 45 in 1942.
Used in Fid Harnack RSMA, published by Mersea Island ...
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53. Zebedee Milgate, George Milgate, Johnny Hempstead (Mechanic), Sid Milgate (Painter).
Picture taken at the bottom of Kingsland Road near Stoker's Cafe ( ...
Date: cAugust 1946
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54. 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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55. Owen Kitchener 'Tich' Hewes worked in a shipyard in Chichester. Owen believes 'Tich' was killed by a mine in the River Blackwater on a part of the river that ...
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56. One of many Second World War gun emplacements. This is the only survivor on the promenade and is now called "Two Sugars". To the left of this building linked by ...
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57. Newspaper cuttings 1941-42
28 June 1941 Death of Sapper Owen Kitchener Hewes or Royal Engineers. Also mentions the death of his sister Kate (Mrs ...
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58. It is with regret we record the death of Sapper Owen Kitchener Hewes, of the Royal Engineers. "Tich" as he was affectionately called by all who knew him, was a ...
Date: 28 June 1941
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59. Mr B. Christmas reported missing - News has been received that Mr Bertie Christmas, only son of Mr and Mrs Christmas of Burton House, High Street North is ...
Date: 20 September 1941
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60. Home Guard at Wings for Victory Parade
Oswald French is thought to be in the Front Rank on the left.
Date: 23 May 1943
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