Tuesday, 7 March 2017
Mersea Island Society Seafood Supper
7 for 7.30 Mersea Museum.
There will be a lighthearted quiz to follow.
Most talks are held at Mersea Museum
7 February 2017
1 November 2016
Speaker: Sue Howlett on Mersea in Tudor Times + AGM
4 October 2016
Speaker: Martin Clarke on Heraldry
13 August 2016
Mersea Lions fete (the Society was in attendance)
6 August 2016
East Mersea fete (the Society was in attendance)
13 July 2016
Walk to Ray Island
16 June 2016
4 June 2016
Abberton Reservoir fete (the Society was attendance)
1 March 2016
Speaker: Mark Paramor: Experiences in the Fire Service
2 February 2016
Speaker: Godfrey Thomas Tracing Soldiers’ Records
3 November 2015
AGM – Speaker: Peter Inson
6 October 2015
Speaker: The Colchester Civic Society
27 September 2015
East Mersea footpath walk
24 June 2015
Tony Corbey, a Mersea resident, gave a talk entitled My fascinating life.
John Duerden gave a talk on the Friends of West Mersea Parish Church.
The final talk of the year was given by Julia Wade who outlined her work using music as a form of therapy treatment for both young people with inherent problems and victims of stroke. This very interesting talk invoked numerous questions.
The subject matter of this talk was of importance to all of us as Christine Cheetham spoke of her job as First Responder and gave an insight into the ambulance service and its problems. What could have been a very serious, possibly depressing evening was made both very interesting and humorous.
The next talk was of local interest with Julia Russell Grant showing slides of paintings by her father Archie White, undertaken when sailing the family in his boat around the local coast.
Our speaker was Rebecca Perry from Colchester Zoo. This was very apt as following our “Golden Year” the zoo was celebrating its own fifty years of history. You will recall the number of giraffe statues dotted around Colchester proclaiming this milestone. Rebecca gave a very interesting talk on the history and current invaluable conservation work carried out with other zoos around the world.
5 November 2013
The AGM followed by a talk by the Practice Manager of the Doctors’ SUrgery
2 November 2013
A Golden celebration party at MICA, recognising that the Society had been in existence for 50 years.