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West Mersea Town Regatta
West Mersea Town Regatta has been running for over 150 years and takes place annually in August. The website contains the programme of sailing and watersports, attractions, results and pictures.
The Packing Shed - Mersea Island
The Packing Shed is a dominant feature of Mersea Island's shoreline and one of its best-known landmarks. It was first built around 1890 for the Tollesbury & Mersea Native Oyster Fishing Company. By 1990 it was no longer in use and in dangerous condition. It was restored by the Packing Shed Trust for the benefit of the community.
Mersea Island Society
The Society was formed 50 years ago "To preserve, safeguard and promote the characteristics of Mersea Island for the benefit of all, to arrange open discussion whenever it appears necessary to obtain a consensus of public opinion, to provide opportunities to gain factual knowledge from lectures, visits and discussion."
Mersea Island Photographic Society
The Society was formed over in the 1970s "To promote the enjoyment and furtherance of photography".
Regular meetings are held in Mersea Museum.
Mersea Island Garden Club
The website of Mersea Island Horticultural Society.
For all those who are interested in growing flowers or vegetables and gardening in general. You don't need to be a plant expert to join (but experts are welcome too!).
Mersea Island Wildlife Forum
Excellent topical photographs of wildlife on Mersea, by Dougal Urguhart, the ranger at Cudmore Grove Country Park in East Mersea.
West Mersea Town Council
- Events
- Local clubs and organisations
- What to do in your spare time
- Services on the island
- Where to stay, eat and play
- Map
East Mersea Parish Council
- Events
- Photo Album
- Parish Council meetings and Councillors
Tollesbury & Mersea Native Oyster Fishery Company Ltd
Registered in 1876 and based at West Mersea on the River Blackwater, Essex where Mersea native oysters have been fished since Roman times.
The Mersea native oyster is slow grown, sustainable, nutritious.
Mersea Island Protection Trust
Mersea Harbour is under threat from the erosion by storm wave action of Cobmarsh, Packing Marsh and Old Hall.
The Trust is working to fight the problem.
West Mersea weather from Dabchicks Sailing Club
Details of the current Mersea weather from the Dabchicks Sailing Club weather station.
Mersea Island Lions
Serving the Mersea Island Community and further afield.
Mersea Islanders
Ron and Wendy Green's web site aims to reach islanders who have moved away and keep them up to date with local activities, as well as those who enjoy living on the Island. The site contains much information about the island and an interesting collection of historic photographs.
Rotary Club of Mersea Island
The Rotary Club of Mersea Island is a small but friendly club and is delighted to welcome visitors to the Island and the meeting venue - the Coast Inn on Tuesday evenings.
Heritage Lottery Fund
Mersea Museum is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Visit their website to read about their activities and to see how to apply for funding.
Essex Record Office
The Essex Record Office collects and preserves the written, oral and visual heritage of the county of Essex, ensuring that it remains available to both present and future generations.
SEAX contains all the Essex Record Office catalogues online.
SEAX - Unlocking Essex's Past
Use Freetext search and Mersea to find over 200 individual monument records relating to Mersea. Mersea Barrow, Red Hills, Second World War ruins, churches, fish weirs and more...
Colchester Museums
Colchester Castle Museum, Hollytrees Museum, Natural History Museum, Tymperleys Clock Museum.
What's on, collections
Culture24 (formerly 24 Hour Museum)
UK's official guide to over 3000 museums, galleries, exhibitions and heritage attractions.
Essex Tourist Guide
Where to go and what to do in Essex
East Anglian Traditional Music Trust
Aiming to promote the folk music traditions of East Anglia.
Essex Family History Web site
covering the Dengie peninsula between the River Blackwater and the River Crouch. Delve into the site to find a lot of interesting information about the area.
BOADICEA is 200 years old in 2008. She is an East Coast Oyster Smack, built in Maldon in 1808 and is probably the oldest sailing vessel in Europe that is still in regular use. Her normal mooring is in the Buzz'n Creek at Mersea.
Pioneer Sailing Trust
Of the scores of deep sea smacks built along the banks of the Colne and Blackwater, only one remains. Until a few years ago, this remnant lay broken and abandoned in the mud at West Mersea. Her name was Pioneer. When built in 1864, she represented the pinnacle of Essex working sail. Following 6 years of restoration, 2005 saw the Pioneer sailing again.
Thames Sailing Barge Trust
A century ago over two thousand Thames sailing barges were used to transport goods around Britain and to Europe. They were at home in the shallow Essex creeks or sailing in the North Sea and English Channel. Now, around 30 remain in sailing condition.
The trust owns two of these magnificent barges, Centaur and Pudge, with the objective of preserving the barges in sailing condition for the public benefit.
The Society for Sailing Barge Research
S.S.B.R. is a group interested in the history of the Thames Sailing Barges of the East Coast of England. The Society includes research into the history of barge building, ownership, the ports from which they sailed, the craft themselves and the men who sailed them.
Dawn Sailing Barge Trust
The Thames sailing barge DAWN was built in Maldon in 1897 and has recently undergone a major rebuild at Heybridge Basin. She is now based at Mersea.
Wormingford Community Education Centre
Regular interesting talks - and much more...

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