The Rotary Club of Frinton-on-Sea is located in the beautiful seaside town of Frinton-on-Sea. situated on the East Coast of England. Near to historical towns of Colchester, the Roman capital of England, the port of Harwich from where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for the New World and the beautiful Dedham Vale, home of John Constable and the inspiration for his famous masterpiece “The Haywain”.
Often the butt of jokes over its perceived ‘exclusivity’ Frinton-on-Sea was, until late Victorian times, a few cottages, farms and a church.
In the 1890’s Richard Powell Cooper began developing the town, stipulating the quality of housing and hotels and prohibiting boarding houses and pubs.
Frinton was the host to high society during the first half of the 20th century, with the Prince of Wales and Winston Churchill regular visitors.
In 1934, Frinton Park Estate was planned as a small town of a thousand art deco houses. only a few were built before the project was abandoned.
Things moved on. Despite protest, Frinton’s first ‘chippy’ opened in 1992, pints were pulled in its first pub in 2000 and the town’s iconic railway gates were replaced, in 2009, with electronically controlled barriers.
Among the attractions are the annual festival, the world renowned Summer Theatre, and its main shopping street, with predominately owner-operated shopping. Not forgetting the mile-long beach which attracts thousands of visitors with its safe bathing and colourful beach huts.
Walton-on-the-Naze is along the coast, which by the beginning of the 19th century had become a popular seaside resort. Paddle steamers from London docked at the pier and hotels were built. In 1867 the railway came to Walton, the pier was lengthened, and bathing machines lined the beaches.
Sadly WW2 heralded the end of Walton’s good times. Today, however, Walton is working hard to live up to its reputation as ‘England’s friendliest resort’.
And the town is seeing new housing developments, together with a Marks and Spencer food hall and Aldi supermarket to complement its main shopping streets.
Come and visit, where you will be assured of a friendly welcome.