The Packing Shed, Mersea Island, Essex Giclée Travel Poster
Giclée travel print of the Packing Shed on Mersea Island, Essex. A tidal island in the Blackwater Estuary, Mersea is joined to the mainland of Colchester borough by the Strood, an early medieval causeway that floods at high tide. Mersea is perhaps best known for its oyster industry, which stretches back to the Roman era.
The Packing Shed, depicted in this illustration, is a key piece in that long history, as it was historically used for cleaning, sorting, and packing oysters. Built by the Tollesbury & Mersea Native Oyster Fishing Company sometime around 1890, the Packing Shed was in manys ways a response to the rising demand for Mersea oysters - not just locally, or even nationally, but throughout Europe. The current structure, however, was built in 1897 - a storm having destroyed the original. It has stood since then, and was restored by community groups in the 1990s. These days, it hosts several charities and local organisations, and is a private hire venue.
Love Mersea? We've also illustrated views from Seaview Avenue and Victoria Esplanade.
This Essex illustration by artist Rob Wisdom is a high-quality Giclée travel poster on cotton-rich fine art paper. For our classic art print of the Packing Shed, click here.
12x16" print shown. Cropping and title position (if applicable) may differ slightly on 'A' size prints.