Mersea Guide Books

Many different Mersea Island or West Mersea Guides have been published over the years. The Musuem does not have copies of all of these guides, but the ones listed in the related images below have all been scanned and can be viewed.
Most of the guides do not contain a specific publication date!

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 The Homeland Handy Guides No 23. - Mersea Island. Cover. Second Edition. 3d.
 The Council's Official Guide.  MD01_001MD01_001
The Homeland Handy Guides No 23. - Mersea Island. Cover. Second Edition. 3d.
The Council's Official Guide.
c1912
 The Homeland Handy Guides No 23. 6d. Mersea Island. Fifth Edition.  MD02_001MD02_001
The Homeland Handy Guides No 23. 6d. Mersea Island. Fifth Edition.
c1925
 West Mersea Official Guide - Front Cover.
 Published under the auspices of the Urban District Council by Vickery, Kyrle & Co., London W1.
 Cover photo by J.E. Stutter, Colchester.  MD03_001MD03_001
West Mersea Official Guide - Front Cover.
Published under the auspices of the Urban District Council by Vickery, Kyrle & Co., London W1.
Cover photo by J.E. Stutter, Colchester.
1929
 West Mersea Official Guide. Front Cover.
 Thought to be 1935.  MD05_001MD05_001
West Mersea Official Guide. Front Cover.
Thought to be 1935.
c1935
 Map and Guide to Mersea Island. Published 1950 by Postal Publicity Press. Edited by S.J. Heady.
 Paper copy at 1/- and cloth copy at 1/6.
 1 copy Accession No. 2012-07-002B.  MD20_001MD20_001
Map and Guide to Mersea Island. Published 1950 by Postal Publicity Press. Edited by S.J. Heady.
Paper copy at 1/- and cloth copy at 1/6.
1 copy Accession No. 2012-07-002B.
1950
 Map and Guide to Mersea Island. 
 Undated but thought to be early 1950s
 Accession No. P1154A.  MD25_001MD25_001
Map and Guide to Mersea Island.
Undated but thought to be early 1950s
Accession No. P1154A.
c1953
 West Mersea Official Guide - front cover.  MD24_001MD24_001
West Mersea Official Guide - front cover.
1954
 West Mersea Urban District. The Official Guide. Front cover.  MD27_001MD27_001
West Mersea Urban District. The Official Guide. Front cover.
1957
 West Mersea Urban District - The Official Guide - cover.
 The guide is undated - but page 13 suggests it was being prepared December 1959. There are two guides around 1960, with similar but different contents.  MD37_001MD37_001
West Mersea Urban District - The Official Guide - cover.
The guide is undated - but page 13 suggests it was being prepared December 1959. There are two guides around 1960, with similar but different contents.
c1960
 West Mersea Urban District. The Official Guide. 1960
 The guide is undated - but page 13 suggests it was being prepared December 1959.  MD39_001MD39_001
West Mersea Urban District. The Official Guide. 1960
The guide is undated - but page 13 suggests it was being prepared December 1959.
1960
 West Mersea Urban District Essex. Official Guide. Price 1/6.
 Published by Home Publishing Company, High Street, Croydon. 
Thought to be 1970 or just earlier (1971 should have been priced in decimal).  MD40_001MD40_001
West Mersea Urban District Essex. Official Guide. Price 1/6.
Published by Home Publishing Company, High Street, Croydon. Thought to be 1970 or just earlier (1971 should have been priced in decimal).
c1970
 West Mersea Urban District Official Guide.
 Thought to be published 1971.  MD45_001MD45_001
West Mersea Urban District Official Guide.
Thought to be published 1971.
c1971
 Urban District of West Mersea. Official Guide. c1972.
 Thought to be about 1972 - the West Mersea Urban District Council was abolished in 1974. 1971 was the last year Revd. East was at West Mersea.
 2 copies - Accession No. P405C and 2012-07-002C  MD38_001MD38_001
Urban District of West Mersea. Official Guide. c1972.
Thought to be about 1972 - the West Mersea Urban District Council was abolished in 1974. 1971 was the last year Revd. East was at West Mersea.
2 copies - Accession No. P405C and 2012-07-002C
c1972
 West Mersea Official Guide - cover. c1973.
 Thought to be around 1973 - West Mersea Urban District Council was abolished in 1974. But: 1971 was the last year Revd. East was at West Mersea.  MOG1_001MOG1_001
West Mersea Official Guide - cover. c1973.
Thought to be around 1973 - West Mersea Urban District Council was abolished in 1974. But: 1971 was the last year Revd. East was at West Mersea.
c1973
 West Mersea Official Guide - front cover.
 Photograph: The Old City and Dabchicks Sailing Club, supplied by Essex County Newspapers.  MD50_001MD50_001
West Mersea Official Guide - front cover.
Photograph: The Old City and Dabchicks Sailing Club, supplied by Essex County Newspapers.
c1974
 Mersea Island Official Guide.
 Photograph of The Old City and Dabchicks sailing Club supplied by Essex County Newspapers.  MD55_001MD55_001
Mersea Island Official Guide.
Photograph of The Old City and Dabchicks sailing Club supplied by Essex County Newspapers.
c1976
ID: MD00
Source: Mersea Museum