West Mersea. Mersea Horticultural Society.
The first meeting of this Society took place on Friday last and passed off very successfully. The show was held in the West Hall Barn, which with the pasture adjoining was kinldy lent by Mr John Bacon, who is always ready to sacrifice "self" for the enjoyment and benefit of others.
The arrangements in the barn were in the hands of Mr Hugh Green and were next to perfect.
People mentioned include: Mr Wrate, Chief Officer, Rev. Edward Musselwhite, Mr Ingle, gardener at Birch Hall, Mr Nevill, Mr Willsmer, Alfred Pullen, Alexander Bean, George Moss, John Bacon, Sam Waterman, H.J. Eagle, C. Cock, John Thorpe, Rev. Thos. R. Musselwhite, Charles Cock.
From Essex Standard Friday 20 October 1876
Date: 20 October 1876