Two events taking place as part of the Anzac Centenary Weekend have been announced. 

The first is a champagne, canapes, art and jazz event in a marquee on the Recreation Ground on the evening of June 17 to mark the start of the weekend. 

Tickets for the evening, which runs from 7-10pm, cost £15 each and are available from Spirals, Brian House Newsagents, The Parish Hall (open Mon-Fri 9am-1.30pm) and Brightlingsea Museum (open Sat 10am-4pm, Sun & Mon 2-5pm).

Further details available are available on the Anzac website (see below) or by calling 01206 303286.

The second event is a guided walk commemorating the Australian and New Zealand Engineers who were based in Brightlingsea during WWI and takes place on Saturday, June 18.

Join a professional guide for a walk around Brightlingsea visiting places with Anzac connections. In approximately 60 minutes you will see where thousands of Anzacs lived and loved between 1916 and 1919.

Find out what they liked and disliked, where and how they trained and where they entertained themselves and the locals. They lived in our homes, walked on our streets and some married our girls in our churches. 

The walk starts at the site of the new Brightlingsea Museum (the old Police Station opposite the Colne Medical Centre), Station Road, Brightlingsea CO7 0DT.  Times are: Friday June 17 at 3pm, and Saturday June 18 at 11am and 2:30pm.

Reservations   and   payments   at   £3   per   person   can   be   made   at Brightlingsea   Parish   Hall (open   Mon-Fri   9am-1:30pm). Tel: 01206 303535.

Further information on the weekend’s events can be found at

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