I attended this fascinating evening back in January and was very pleased to receive a letter from Dr Rachel Duffett stating: “The display boards which you kindly brought along are hugely impressive and transformed the rather bland seminar room into a really interesting space. The audience were able to study the content in the break […]
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Mersea Island School came onboard L’Esperance to find out about her royal connections, racing history and why she lies on the sand and shingle spit marking the entry to Mersea Creeks.
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, […]
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 […]
Earlier this year, ITV News Anglia launched its First World War Centenary School Report and asked children from across the region to tell us a Great War story from their area. In our latest school report, pupils from Mersea Island School in Essex tell us about pilot Edgar and his best friend Mick who liked […]
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 […]
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 […]