The Packing Shed


The story of a unique landmark off the eastern coast of England – a packing shed built in the 1890s for the cleaning, sorting, and packing of oysters.

Oysters were central to the local economy of Mersea Island and were exported to hotels and restaurants in London and beyond.

As time passed, The Packing Shed fell into disrepair.

This documentary explores how a community restored the shed to its former glory and the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the establishment of the trust that sought to revive and protect it.