Clacton-on-Sea Sports & Outdoors

  • Fawlty Towers...
    Fawlty Towers...
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  • 0val was to have been built behind golf course...
    0val was to have been built behind golf...
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  • Jaywick Martello Tower...
    Jaywick Martello Tower...
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    The Jaywick Grand Prix?

    by arturowan Written Aug 20, 2014

    There is a tiny oval go-kart track, just off Midway, the back road around lower Jaywick...
    The facility is only open during summer season, for entertaining children...
    If you look to the scenery beyond, you will see something of a no-man's land, where overgrown meadow grass provides a nature reserve around the sewage works, as far as Cockett Wick...
    This strangely isolated area, as untypical of the English seaside resort of nearby Clacton, as it's possible to find, was once destined to be part of the Jaywick development, but funds did not hold out, in order, to complete the vision...
    & the vision was to construct a 3 mile, 3-turn oval racetrack!
    This venture was conceived in the 1930's, when Britain had few purpose-built motor racing circuits, so the track would certainly have become a visitor attraction, even though, oval-style circuits have never been popular in Europe, which has become a fundamental difference to the sort of motor sport here, as compared to the States...
    It would be a great irony if the circuit had been built, as Jaywick might actually have become a contender to host the British GP - & seaside circuits have hosted F1 - most notably Zandvoort in the Netherlands...
    F1 is a multi-million $ sport hosted in officially the most impoverished place in all England, but such is F1, which has raced beside the Brazilian flavelas, & the Mexican ghettoes...
    The only evidence remaining to the sightseer, to reveal the original petrolhead theme for Jaywick, are the street names between Midway & the central Brooklands Gardens feature...
    All the Avenues are named after famous motoring marques, mostly English, but some American, & 2 Italian;
    Swift
    Talbot
    Wolseley
    Sunbeam
    Hillman
    Morris
    Bentley
    Austin
    Alvis
    Humber
    Riley
    Essex
    Vauxhall
    Triumph
    Crossley
    Singer
    Rover
    Standard
    Daimler
    Lanchester
    Buick
    Napier
    Lincoln
    Belsize
    Lancia
    FIAT

    Jaywick Martello Tower... Fawlty Towers... 0val was to have been built behind golf course...
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    Heaven for children

    by ginte Written Aug 13, 2004

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    It should be almost heaven for children, as they can find there lots of atrractions for them: different swing, games, ice-cream, candies, etc. Everything is located on the long bridge to the sea near the main entrance.

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