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What to do in Mersea

Mersea Island is the most easterly inhabited island in the UK, situated off the coast of Essex and 9 miles southeast of Colchester.

There are an abundance of things to do on Mersea Island and with the island covering approximately 7 square miles, you will never be bored by the beautiful scenery that awaits you.

 

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Was there ever a railway on Mersea Island?

Was there ever a railway on Mersea Island?

The early 1900’s was when the golden age of seaside towns was gaining in popularity and the railway made travelling there easy and affordable for all classes of people. Heavy goods and coal was brought to Mersea by boat and barges up until the end of the first World War and in 1911 a group of...

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China Kitchen

China Kitchen

China Kitchen is convientiently located next to the car park behind the library on the High Street in West Mersea, serving modern chinese takeaway. Please click here to be redirected to china Kitchens website including their takeaway menu.  ...

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There was once a Golf Club in East Mersea…

There was once a Golf Club in East Mersea…

There was once a Golf Club in East Mersea, during the 1930’s a young Walt Disney is rumoured to have played a round of golf here – on a visit to England….. The East Mersea Golf Club opened its doors in 1910 with nine holes and overlooking the River Colne and Blackwater ...

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World War 1 Zeppelin Crash

World War 1 Zeppelin Crash

During WW1 troops were stationed on the island, Mersea had become a restricted area and the beaches and the Strood were patrolled daily. Mersea people sometimes saw German airships coming over and witnessed bombing raids and although in view of later aerial horrors we are inclined to be ra...

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