Clacton had a population of 5,000 at the time of William the Conqueror. It took off in the Victorian era, taking advantage of the development of railways and steamboats. It became a seaside town while Harwich, a neighboring coastal town, was moving towards maritime traffic.
Located on the North Sea, in the county of Essex, the city of Clacton was integrated in 1974 into the district of Tendring, which has 140,000 inhabitants. In 1990, Valence transformed its twinning with Clacton, formalized in 1969, in twinning with Tendring. In 1992, Clacton and Biberach (German twin of Valencia) in turn twinned. Very popular seaside resort in the 60s and 70s, Clacton-on-Sea today offers its visitors a varied leisure offer: walks on the equipped pier, idleness on the beaches, relaxation with the family at the amusement park, walks in the public gardens… One of these parks also retains the memory of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the twinning: on May 21, 1994, three trees were planted at Holland Haven Park by an Anglo-French delegation. The Valence choir closes the ceremony by interpreting in particular Brother Jacques and Gentil alouette!
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