Lottery Success for Clacton VCH Group!

Clacton VCH Group wins Heritage Lottery Fund support to explore the lost medieval port and estuary at Holland Haven

The Clacton VCH Group has received a grant of £16,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for their exciting new project, Exploring a Lost Coastal Landscape in Essex: the Gunfleet estuary and Holland Haven. The project has also been supported by two local charities, the VCH Essex Trust (Reg. Char. 1038801) and the Hervey Benham Trust (Reg. Char. 277578). Led by volunteers from the local community, and working with the VCH Essex County Editor and an archaeologist from Essex County Council, the project focuses on uncovering the history of this lost medieval port and other quays and landing places in the Tendring district. Commenting on the award, Roger Kennell (Chairman, Clacton VCH Group) said: “We are thrilled to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and are confident that our new project will help local people understand an important aspect of the community’s coastal history”.