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Mersea, Essex (Christmas) Greeting Card

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A limited quantity of Essex Christmas cards are still available.

High quality greeting card of the Packing Shed on Mersea Island, Essex. Mersea is a tidal island in the Blackwater Estuary, connected to mainland Colchester borough by a causeway known as the Strood. Mersea is perhaps best known for its oyster industry, which stretches back to the Roman era.


This illustration depicts the Packing Shed, which was historically used for the cleaning, sorting, and packing of oysters. The Packing Shed was built by the Tollesbury & Mersea Native Oyster Fishing Company sometime around 1890, a response to the high demand for Mersea oysters throughout Europe. Rebuilt in 1897 after a storm, the Packing Shed survives to this day, having been restored by the local community in the 1990s. Today, it hosts various charities and local organisations, and is available for hire by parties.

This Essex illustration by Rob Wisdom is a high-quality A5 greeting card.

Printed by high definition Jet Press on 400gsm silk stock. Designed and printed in England by a certified carbon balanced printer on paper from responsible sources.