West Mersea Town Regatta
West Mersea Town Regatta has been running for over 150 years
and takes place annually in August.
The website contains the programme of sailing and watersports,
attractions, results and pictures.
The Packing Shed - Mersea Island
The Packing Shed is a dominant feature of Mersea Island's shoreline
and one of its best-known landmarks. It was first built around 1890 for
the Tollesbury & Mersea Native Oyster Fishing Company.
By 1990 it was no longer in use and in dangerous condition. It was
restored by the Packing Shed Trust for the benefit of the community.
Mersea Island Society
The Society was formed 50 years ago
"To preserve, safeguard and promote the characteristics of Mersea Island
for the benefit of all, to arrange open discussion whenever it appears necessary
to obtain a consensus of public opinion, to provide opportunities to gain factual
knowledge from lectures, visits and discussion."
Mersea Island Photographic Society
The Society was formed over in the 1970s
"To promote the enjoyment and furtherance of photography".
Regular meetings are held in Mersea Museum.
Mersea Island Garden Club
The website of Mersea Island Horticultural Society.
For all those who are interested in growing flowers or vegetables
and gardening in general. You don't need to be a plant expert to
join (but experts are welcome too!).
Mersea Island Wildlife Forum
Excellent topical photographs of wildlife on Mersea,
by Dougal Urguhart, the ranger at Cudmore Grove Country Park
in East Mersea.
West Mersea Town Council
- Local clubs and organisations
- What to do in your spare time
- Services on the island
- Where to stay, eat and play
East Mersea Parish Council
- Photo Album
- Parish Council meetings and Councillors
Tollesbury & Mersea Native Oyster Fishery Company Ltd
Registered in 1876 and based at West Mersea on the River Blackwater,
Essex where Mersea native oysters have been fished since Roman times.
The Mersea native oyster is slow grown, sustainable, nutritious.
Essex Native Oyster Restoration Initiative
A collaboration between oystermen, government, conservationists and academia,
working towards the Essex estuaries having self-sustaining populations of native oysters.
Mersea Island Protection Trust
Mersea Harbour is under threat from the erosion by storm wave
action of Cobmarsh, Packing Marsh and Old Hall.
Plans are well advanced to recharge the exposed sites, to protect the shoreline
in the future.
Mersea Island Lions
Serving the Mersea Island Community and further afield.
Rotary Club of Mersea Island
The Rotary Club of Mersea Island is a small but friendly club and
is delighted to welcome visitors to the Island and the meeting venue -
the Coast Inn on Tuesday evenings.
Heritage Lottery Fund
Mersea Museum is supported by the National Lottery through the
Heritage Lottery Fund.
Visit their website to read about their activities and to see
how to apply for funding.
Colchester Heritage Explorer
10,000 records detailing the heritage of Colchester Borough from the
earliest human activity to the Cold War.
Almost 500 records relate to Mersea, 135 relate to Peldon ...
Over 100 audio recordings made 2017/2018 as part of the CITiZAN project.
People who have a good knowledge of Mersea and its environment talk about the
way it has changed over the years, and the accelerating rate of change.
Essex Record Office
The Essex Record Office collects and preserves the written, oral
and visual heritage of the county of Essex, ensuring that it remains
available to both present and future generations.
SEAX contains all the Essex Record Office catalogues online.
Colchester Castle Museum, Hollytrees Museum, Natural History Museum,
Tymperleys Clock Museum.
What's on, collections
Culture24 (formerly 24 Hour Museum)
UK's official guide to over 3000 museums, galleries,
exhibitions and heritage attractions.
Essex Tourist Guide
Where to go and what to do in Essex
East Anglian Traditional Music Trust
Aiming to promote the folk music traditions of East Anglia.
Essex Family History Web site
covering the Dengie peninsula between the River Blackwater and the
Delve into the site to find a lot of interesting information about the area.
BOADICEA is 200 years old in 2008.
She is an East Coast Oyster Smack, built in Maldon in 1808
and is probably the oldest sailing vessel in Europe that is still in
Her normal mooring is in the Buzz'n Creek at Mersea.
Pioneer Sailing Trust
Of the scores of deep sea smacks built along the banks of the
Colne and Blackwater, only one remains. Until a few years
ago, this remnant lay broken and abandoned in the mud at West Mersea.
Her name was Pioneer. When built in 1864,
she represented the pinnacle of Essex working sail.
Following 6 years of restoration, 2005 saw the Pioneer sailing again.
Thames Sailing Barge Trust
A century ago over two thousand Thames sailing barges were used to
transport goods around Britain and to Europe. They were at home in
the shallow Essex creeks or sailing in the North Sea and English Channel.
Now, around 30 remain in sailing condition.
The trust owns two of these magnificent barges, Centaur and Pudge, with
the objective of preserving the barges in sailing condition for the public benefit.
The Society for Sailing Barge Research
S.S.B.R. is a group interested in the history of the Thames Sailing
Barges of the East Coast of England.
The Society includes research into the
history of barge building, ownership, the ports from which they sailed,
the craft themselves and the men who sailed them.
Wormingford Community Education Centre
Regular interesting talks - and much more...
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