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Talk, Fri 29 Mar 2019, £1




Friday 29 March, 11am – 12pm
In the Summer of 1940 Britain faced imminent invasion from victorious German forces following their triumphant conquest of Western Europe. The British Army has lost most of its equipment following the evacuation from Dunkirk but at home, a 'makeshift' army was coming into being to defend the country - the Home Guard. Join Essex historian Neil Wiffen to revisit the events of 1940 as well as looking at some of the lesser known aspects of the Home Guard.
Children: Free
Adults: £1
Annual: £4

Spring Talks Continued:
Friday 1 March - War Against the French on the Essex Coast, 1793-1815
Friday 8 March - Days Like These
Friday 15 March - The Story of Makeup
Friday 22 March - 1950's Fashion and Life
Friday 29 March - The Home Guard in Essex Revisited

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsGift shopWelcome HostAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

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Dates Times
Fri 29 Mar 2019 11:00 to 12:00


Children: Free
Adults: £1
Annual: £4

Events at this Venue


Jaywick Martello Tower,
The Promenade, Belsize Avenue,
CO15 2LF


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Map reference: TM 136128  Lat: 51.77308 Long: 1.09465

Access: Jaywick Martello Tower has a wheelchair lift to the 1st floor, unfortunately not the roof due to the nature of the building.

Trains: Every hour from London Liverpool Street station to Clacton-on-Sea, check with National Railways before travelling.

Buses: Bus 10-11 from outside Clacton Station on left side of park. Bus stand does not show 10/11 but it is there. Get off at end of route, average time 20 minutes.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 4 miles from Clacton-on-Sea station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted