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Tides of Tendring


The Tides of Tendring Project will be hosting a series of family fun and FREE summer events at Jaywick Martello Tower to promote the project, spread awareness on floods safety, and celebrate its opening exhibition!

To find out about all the events coming out check out the listings below and see their Facebook page here!

The Tides of Tendring Project, all its free events, and the exhibition are kindly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.


Tides of Tendring Exhibition
Wednesday 21 August – Sunday 8 September

This exciting community led exhibition by the Friends of Jaywick Martello Tower and the Tides of Tendring project explores the history of flooding in Tendring and its effects on the local area. The exhibition hopes to raise awareness of the dangers of flooding and prepare those who might be affected by it. With lots of events and talks alongside the exhibition it’s sure to be informative and fun.




Tides Talks - Moving Coast
Wednesday 28 August, 11am

As part of the Tides of Tendring Exhibition Bob Seago, the warden of the Colne Point Nature Reserve for Essex Wildlife Trust, will be here presenting a talk 'Moving Coast' detailing how flood waters have impacted the habitat in Tendring, including bringing new species to the area.




EA Tides4Kids

Thursday 29 August, 10am-1pm

Kids activities led by Environment Agency. Check out the Turd Tank, play the Grab Bag Slide and the Flood Slide!




Tides Talks - Redshank House

Friday 30 August, 6pm

Lisa Shell will be here discussing Redshank House, a cork-clad cabin raised above a tidal salt marsh and the technical obstacles to building on the wrong side of the sea wall, in a nature reserve, and on sand. Explaining the ways in which efforts were made to minimise the building's environmental impact and accommodate the existing bird populations.




Tides Talks - Canvey Island
Thursday 5 September, 2pm

The 1953 floods were devastating for Jaywick Sands which is well known in this area but the town was not alone in the disaster. Hear how the 1953 flood disaster unfolded and how it affected the people of Canvey as we welcome our new friends from the Canvey Island Community Archive who will be here to give their side of the flooding story.