Monthly Guest Speakers



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.








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.