The Francis Frith collection of images and post cards is a treasure trove of photographs taken of the River Crouch and the immediate surroundings of Up River Yacht Club mostly from the 1950’s onwards.
Check out this link Francis Frith archive and then use the arrows on the image to move left and right to see all of the photos is this collection. Many members will see views of the river they will recognise.
All of these images are subject to copyright. I’m sure as we are publicising their collection the owners won’t mind me using one of their views of the river showing URYC’s slipway.
Tip, look just above the image for info recording the year taken etc.