Thursday, 9 May 2013

View Across the Old Cricket Pitch ~ Daily Sketch 09/05/2013

Although this piece of Mersea island is now returned to its more natural state of saltmarsh and reed beds and thankfully protected by its village green status, it in fact used to be an old cricket pitch according to Mersea Island folklore. You can glean a bit more information from the town council site here. The blue houseboat you can see is called 'L'esperance' and was once home to acclaimed concert pianist Semprini, beyond which is Besom creek or 'buzzen' in the local vernacular, beyond that is another Mersea Island icon The Packing Shed.

And here is the old cricket pitch in all its 1960's postcard litho. colour glory!