2014 Exhibition at Mersea Museum
Mersea in 1914 - the End of an Era
Before the First World War
The Edwardian era and plans for a developing Mersea - railway, esplanade,temperance hotel, lecture halls, grand auditorium.
"A Lovely Garden Village by the Sea".
Yachting, fishing, wildfowling.
Unmade roads, no electricity, no running water, no sewerage.
1914 - the beginning of the World War
Volunteers join the Services, local men lost at sea -but it will all be over by Christmas.
World War 1 weaponry
Revd. Pierrepont Edwards MC. Mersea's fighting parson. He was Vicar of West Mersea 1898 to 1946, but in 1915 he was a military chaplain at Gallipoli.
West Mersea Mill
A thriving business in Mill Road in 1914; windmill, steam mill, bakery delivering on and off the island.
Along the Waterfront
Houseboats, yachting, the Regatta.
August 2014 - the bones are back.
The urn, bones and lead box found in Mersea Barrow are on display in Mersea Museum.