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By March 17th 1916 food prices in the UK had risen  48% since the start of war. Mersea Island School pupils have been undertaking farm chores, learning about the seasonal nature of farm work and finding out why home food production was so critical during the war years. They fetched water from an Edwardian pump, […]

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The First Mersea Casualties of WW1

THE SINKING OF HMS ABOUKIR, HOGUE AND CRESSY. Early on 22nd September 1914, HMS Aboukir, Hogue and Cressy were patrolling in the North Sea 60 miles off the Dutch coast.  Their task was to protect ships in the North Sea which were carrying supplies between Britain and France. However, the ships were considered obsolete and were […]

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  As the country gets ready to mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War in the summer of 1914, ITV News Anglia asked the region’s schools and school children to share their communities’ stories. Mersea Island School was excited to be told that the story of Mersea Mick was one of the […]

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Walking Match & Open Day

Saturday 14th December 2013 – In support of the Poppy Appeal Ever wondered how fast you could walk round Mersea Island? Join our charity walk in aid of the Poppy Appeal or simply come and visit the WWI educational project at Ivy Farm. Come and see the Sopwith Pup aeroplane. Start/Finish at Ivy Farm, East […]

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