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

Mersea Personalities
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.

Mersea Museum 2014 Exhibition

Summer 2014 - Mill display
West Mersea Mill c1910 - an Essex Post Mill
Houseboats ERYCINA and EVANDRA along the Coast Road at Mersea c1913
Four Mersea soldiers from WW1. Not Just a Name, page 33.
August 2014 the urn, bones and lead box from the Barrow, now back on Mersea.
Reverend Charles Pierrepont Edwards, M.C., Vicar of West Mersea 1898-1946. Photograph loaned by West Mersea Parish Church.
Mersea Seed Growers at Bocking Hall Farm around 1918.
High Street, West Mersea, around 1908
West Mersea - A Lovely Garden Village by the Sea.

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