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Talk, Sat 16 Mar 2019

Rescue 1: A Thunderbirds Event

Rescue 1: A Thunderbirds Event

Details A Gerry & Sylvia Anderson based Charity Event to raise funds for the local RNLI here on Mersea Island, Essex.

2019 Guests include:
Mary Turner: Creator & Co-ordinator of original Gerry Anderson Puppets including Try Tempest and Marina of Stingray, Thunderbirds Lady Penelope, Captain Scarlet

Shane Rimmer: Voice of Scott Tracy in Thunderbirds as well as roles in Star Wars, James Bond the spy who loved me, Superman 2 and Batman Begins.

Matt Zimmerman: voice of Alan Tracy in Thunderbirds, Man for All Seasons, Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy, stage actor with roles in Annie Get Your Gun & Cabaret.

Brian Johnson: Special Effects on Thunderbirds, Space 1999, Alien, 2001:A Space Odyssey and Star Wars (academy awards).

Both Shane Rimmer & Matt Zimmerman lived on Mersea Island during the heady Thunderbird days and it is a pleasure to welcome them back!

Brian Johnson flies into Bradwell which is just across the Blackwater Estuary from Mersea Island and, Mary Turner has relations in Colchester, just 10 miles away!

Children welcome

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Sat 16 Mar 2019


Tickets are just £12.50 and children under 18 only pay £7.50

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Mersea Island Community Association


38 High Street,
West Mersea,


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Map reference: TM 009126  Lat: 51.77599 Long: 0.91072

By Road:
From Colchester take the B1025 Mersea Road on to Mersea Island and in to West Mersea. Turn right on to Barfield Road, turn left on to Yorick Avenue, turn right on to Melrose Road and then turn left on to West Mersea High Street

Accessible by Public Transport


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