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What’s on at the Tower!!

20 February 2018

From the history of tea to Essex murders and caring for animals, the Jaywick Martello Tower has announced a series of talks for 2018. 

The talks will launch on Friday 2 March and they will run every week until 23 March. 

The admission for the talks is only £2 per person. 

They will last one hour and there will also be the opportunity to the presenters questions at the end. 

Three Years in the Mud: New Archaeological Discoveries in the Blackwater Estuary

Friday 2 March, 11am

Oliver Hutchinson discusses the work of CITiZAN (Coastal and InterTidal Zone Archaeological Network) in exploring, recording, and preserving the archaeology that has been revealed by the Blackwater estuary. 

A light Hearted History of Tea. Friday 9 March, 11am
Andy Schooler will be coming for a nice cup of tea and a sit down to give a reliable and accurate history of tea and tea drinking, laced with a considerable amount of humour.

Essex Murders 

16 March, 11am

Ex-police officer and current volunteer at the Essex Police Museum Chris Farndell will be giving a talk on a number of murders committed in the county. 

Cases include those that have gained notoriety, used innovative forensic evidence and even some still unsolved to form a history of crime solving in the county during the last 130 years.

Caring for Animals at Colchester Zoo

23 March, 11am 

Using a range of examples and videos from the animals at Colchester Zoo, this presentation covers some of the main aspects of animal husbandry from animal training and enrichment to breeding.

For more information about the talks at the Jaywick Martello Tower, contact Kerith Ririe at or call 01245 822783.