Fish Traps of the Blackwater Estuary

10/12/2021  |  7:30 p.m.

Mersea Museum, 12 High Street, West Mersea, Mersea Island, Essex, CO5 8QD, United Kingdom


The tidal estuaries of Essex are the site of a number of timber-built fish traps, dating to the Saxon era. Fish traps are large, complex monuments and are examples of communities working together to help sustain themselves and generate income. With increased erosion these fish traps are now being exposed on the Essex foreshore, allowing archaeologists to record and study them.


In her talk, Nathalie Cohen of the National Trust will demystify these sites and explain their cultural and archaeological importance to the local area. The Mersea Island CITiZAN team of Oliver Hutchinson and Danielle Newman will also be on hand to talk about opportunities to get involved with the project in the near future.

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