2017 Exhibition at Mersea Museum

Do you remember ?


- some Events that made the News

1897 Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee
Triplets born on Mersea.

1907 the Edwardian era
Grand plans for development on Mersea Island.
Marine Lake opened at Tollesbury.

1917 World War I
Local men lost, but home life continues.

1937 Coronation of King George VI
Yacht ENDEAVOUR missing in Atlantic with local men on board

1947 a hard winter, peacetime life returning

1957 Mehalah produced by Mersea Island Dramatic Club
A new Fire Engine for the Island.

1967 Automatic Telephone Exchange. Pirate Radio controlled.

1987 - the Hurricane
Much damage on the Island. Houses lost their walls and roofs.
Caravans and beach huts wrecked. Trees down.

Paddington Bear
Peggy Fortnum, who illustrated the Paddington Bear books, died last year. She lived on Mersea for many years.
To hear an interview with Peggy Fortnum Click Here

Mersea Island Lions Club
Celebrating the Centenery of Lions International in Great Britain.

Summer 2017 exhibition - Mehalah in front of the cottage
1937 Coronation Arch at bottom of Langenhoe Hill
Mersea Island Lions Club Charter Members.
1987 Hurricane damage in Kingsland Road, West Mersea
August 2014 the urn, bones and lead box from the Barrow, now back on Mersea.
April 2016 the urn, child's bones and tile from the Roman brick tomb, now back on Mersea.
Ice in the river and creeks January 1947
Mussett triplets born May 1897
Tom Marriage, died of wounds 5 May 1917
Queen's Mersea Estate 1907
Paddington Bear illustrated by Peggy Fortnum.


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