Mersea Pubs - the Fox

The Fox is on East Road, West Mersea. It used to have a large clubhouse next to it, where the car park is these days. The Ploughing Match was a regular event from the 1920s to 1948 and was combined with a social evening and prizegiving in the Club House.

The Fox, West Mersea c1910

Above: c1910

The Fox, West Mersea

Club House on left next to The Fox Inn. Old King Coel strong ale. c1920

The Fox, West Mersea, 2007

Above: August 2007

1844 William Rogers, Beerhouse keeper [Whites - WHI_1844_160]
1861 William Rogers, Victualler and Seed Grower [ Census]
1863 Wm. Rogers shopkr. & vict. [ White's WHI_1863_178]
1868 Samuel Mead, Licensed Victualler [ Marriage - wife's father]
1871 Samuel Mead, Farm Labourer [Census]
1882 William Munson, Kelly's 1882
1891 William Munson, blacksmith & inn keeper, East Road [Census]
1894 William Munson, Kelly's 1894
c1905 Photo - the Fox and Fountain, East Rd. [MMC_P755_144]
1908 George Shadrach Edwards, Kelly's 1908
1911 George L. Edwards, Licensed Victualler [Census]
1921 William Welham [Electors]
1931 William Welham [Electors]
1936 John Allen Masson [Electors]
1937 Jn. Masson, Kelly's 1937
1955 Herbert W. Penton and Gertrude S. Penton [Register of Electors]
1978 Photo - Mersea Island Lions Club Members at the Fox [RG03_003 ]


Related Images

 The Fox. Colchester Brewing Co. Ltd. East Road, West Mersea. Postcard mailed June 1915.  CW6_041CW6_041
The Fox. Colchester Brewing Co. Ltd. East Road, West Mersea. Postcard mailed June 1915.
Before June 1915
 The Fox Public House, on East Road, West Mersea.  MLD_PUB_031MLD_PUB_031
The Fox Public House, on East Road, West Mersea.
6 August 2007
ID: PUBS_FOX


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