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.
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.