Clacton’s 150th anniversary


The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) are funding a seafront heritage trail in Tendring from Jaywick Sands to Holland Haven but also incorporating Clacton town centre to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the founding of Clacton-on-Sea.

Public footpath Lawford

The trail will cover over 5 miles of beautiful coastline and engage with local schools, elder care settings and wider community to be active and promote health and wellbeing whilst learning the local history, it will also include new technology to help bring this to life. This will be a fun and engaging way to convey Clacton’s story.

Geocaching -

Listening benches and audio posts will also be added to join and connect individuals with the stories of Clacton through the years.
Bench in gravel garden at Beth Chatto Gardens

There are many other projects linked with the trail and celebratory events are being planned for later in the year.

Visit our Clacton150 web page for the latest updates, log on to our Clacton150 Facebook page or email us at

Clacton 150
Also, as part of our 150 celebrations, for 10 weeks in this summer of 2021, the Octopus Ahoy! art sculptures will form a public art trail across Harwich, Tendring and the wider Essex area to celebrate the Mayflower 400™️ project and 150 Years of Clacton. for more information visit Octopus Ahoy!

Octopus Ahoy