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Our public meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of every month in the Trinity Church Hall, Pier Avenue. Talks usually last for about an hour, then we have a short break for refreshments followed by announcements regarding upcoming events, e.g., local exhibitions, and Society business.

Members are admitted free of charge to all meetings; visitors for £2. Membership runs from January to December and costs £12.50 for the year. Renewals and new membership will be taken at our first meeting, see below.

 

Programme of Meetings for 2024

 

30 May: Frontline Walton; Napoleon to 1956 by Peter Appleton.

 

27 June: Plants that changed the world by Frances Boardman.

 

25 July: Members’ Evening; three 20 minute talks by members.

 

29 August: From demolition to discovery; the lost mansion of Marks Hall by John Mallinson.

 

26 September: Essex smugglers part 2

 

31 October: R.N.L.I. life at Clacton lifeboat by Dennis Hoad.

 

28 November: Shopping in Clacton through the ages by George Hardwick.

 

26 December: No meeting.

 

All meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Hall, Trinity Methodist Church, Pier Avenue. There is a small car park next to the Hall. On-road parking in Pier Avenue and Rosemary Road is also available as well as the Council Car Park a short distance away.

No charge for members. £2 for non-members.



 

There is a small car park next to the Hall. On-road parking in Pier Avenue and Rosemary Road is also available as well as the Wellesley Road Council Car Park a short distance away..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 15,000 members.

 

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

The West Cliff Theatre

Clacton Then & Now...over 700 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

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

St Oysth Museum

www.stosythmuseum.co.uk

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.