Spring Talks at Jaywick Martello Tower 2022

Our talks series is back this Spring! Join us for five new talks in March and April where we will be joined by speakers discussing local history. Talks are £2 each or book all talks in advance and get the final talk free. Refreshments provided.

Clactonian (or Jaywickian!) man: Adam Wightman

Friday 4 March 2022, 11am - Midday

This talk by Adam Wightman will look at the Lower Palaeolithic archaeology from the Clacton and Jaywick area and explore how a Europe-wide flint tool industry became named after the town of Clacton.

The 1953 British Storm and Flood: Adrian Wright

Part 1 - Friday 11 March 2022, 11am - Midday

Part 2 - Friday 18 March 2022, 11am - Midday

In this two-part talk by Adrian Wright, we will undertake an examination of the 1953 British Storm & Flood. Starting with analysis of how weather and tidal conditions combined, followed by a review of the sequence of events. Eye-witness accounts follow and the question 'Could it Happen Again?' is considered in conclusion.

The Jaywick Gravel Trade: Bob Seago

Friday 25 March 2022, 11am-Midday

Join us for this fascinating talk with Bob Seago where we will learn about the sand and gravel from the seashore around Jaywick Sands and how it was quarried and transported.

Hi-di-Hi - The Life and Times of Butlin's Clacton: Norman Jacobs

Friday 1 April 2022, 11am - Midday

Get ready to be transported back to the heyday of the British seaside holiday with this talk by Norman Jacobs on the history of Butlins.

Event details


  • January 27, 2022


11:00am - 12:00pm


Talks are £2 each or book all talks in advance and get the final talk free.

Who for?

For adults


Jaywick Martello Tower

The Promenade, Belsize Ave, Jaywick Sands, Essex, England, CO15 2LF

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