The Society meetings which were due to take place on Thursday 27th January, and Thursday 24th February 2022 have changed their venue.
Trinity Methodist Church has had a flood in the hall that we usually use and it will take a couple of months to dry out and to replace.
Our meetings in January and February will be 
taking place in the back hall at
CO15 5UH
The meetings start at 7.30 sharp, doors open just before 7.00, there will be boards up at the front and rear.
We will be taking your renewal membership applications on the night. 12.50 per year, friends and visitors can come along for 2.00 per meeting.
The bar will be open all night, and tea and coffee will also be available from the bar.
We will be having our usual raffle to raise funds for the society.
This months Speaker is Norman Jacobs - The Pier, Clacton's barometer

To get in touch please email us at


Or use our contact form.


Our meetings will now be at 7:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of every month in the Trinity Methodist Church Hall, on the corner of Pier Avenue and Rosemary Road West. 



Please note the change of venue from our normal meetings. This will now be our permanent home and our permanent meeting night will change from the third Thursday of each month to the last Thursday of each month.


There is a small car park available, also on-road parking in Pier Avenue and Rosemary Road as well as the Council Car Park a short distance away.


There will be no meeting  in December.


New memberships will start in January 2022.




As we now have members from all over the world, we have decided to add a “Memories” page to the website and are inviting you to cast your minds back and share your happy memories of Clacton and surrounding areas. Have you always lived here? Did you once live here? Did you holiday here? Did you visit just for the day? Whatever the memory, we'd love to hear from you.
Please send your contributions to
The Sunken Bandstand

Many more photos in our gallery or on our Facebook page.  

Click the link to visit our excellent Facebook page, we now have over 11,400 members....100's more photos to see.

Click the link below to visit the Facebook page of Clacton Then & Now

The West Cliff Theatre

Clacton Then & Now...over 400 Then & Now photos of our area.

Youtube  Clacton Then & Now

Tendring Coastal Heritage Resorting to the Coast

Butlins Memories

Essex Days Out

A film by East Anglian Film Archives showing Clacton in the 1950's

A film by East Anglian Film Archives showing Clacton in 1961

Jaywick Local History Society

Essex Society for Archaeology and History

Clacton VCH Group

Clacton through the lens by Anthony Allston

Frinton & Walton Heritage Trust

Tendring District U3A

The Harwich Society

Brightlingsea Museum

Amateur 8mm film Clacton 1983 

Clacton Dolphins on the pier


Wivenhoe History

Francis Frith collection of Clacton photos

Facebook  Essex Memories

Clacton Lifeboat

Clacton Pier

Clacton Pavilion

Clacton Radio

Brightlingsea Lido

Tendring District u3a on Facebook

The Clacton & District Local History Society was formed in 1985 to research, record and promote the history of Clacton & District. We meet on the last Thursday of each month, 7:30 at The Trinity Methodist Church Hall on the corner of Pier Avenue & Rosemary Road West, Clacton with a guest speaker. Membership is £12.50 per year. This gives free entry to all meetings. Non-members are welcome to meetings for £2.00.  We also have an excellent museum on the second floor of Clacton Library in Station Road, open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Saturday...well worth a visit.

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Clacton and District Local History Society researches,records and promotes the history of Clacton and District. We meet on the third Thursday of each month, 7:30 at Pier Avenue Baptist Church,Membership is £12.50 per year.Non-members welcome. We have a small museum on the second floor of Clacton Library Station Road, open 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Saturday.