WE'RE heading out to the coast for today's round of pub nostalgia.

Sadly, the watering holes on this spread are long gone but once they were popular venues in the Clacton area.

The Station, The Carlton and The Crab and Pumpkin were all in the town centre while The Black Bull was just a stone's throw away, in St Osyth Road.

Clacton pub-goers may also remember The Imperial, in Rosemary Road, now used as a social care building, The Lighthouse, in Marine Parade East, and The Lord Nelson, in Rosemary Road.

Our round-up also includes once-loved pubs from surrounding villages, including Thorpe and St Osyth, plus two former favourites from Walton.

And take a look at The Mermaid Inn, which was once a hive of activity in Jaywick.

Our picture was taken in 1968.

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All of the photos on this spread have been reproduced with the kind permission of the Lost Pubs Project.

For more information, head to www.closedpubs.co.uk

Gazette: One pour time - The Black Bull was in St Osyth Road, Clacton. The building is now used as a Tesco Express. Picture: DARKSTAROne pour time - The Black Bull was in St Osyth Road, Clacton. The building is now used as a Tesco Express. Picture: DARKSTARGazette: Up to the cask - Clacton pub-goers may remember this sign outside The Black Bull, in St Osyth Road Picture: DARKSTARUp to the cask - Clacton pub-goers may remember this sign outside The Black Bull, in St Osyth Road Picture: DARKSTARGazette: Open all happy hours - The Crab and Pumpkin was once a popular pub in Clacton. It was in Jackson Road, near the former Clacton, Frinton and Walton Gazette office Picture: DARKSTAROpen all happy hours - The Crab and Pumpkin was once a popular pub in Clacton. It was in Jackson Road, near the former Clacton, Frinton and Walton Gazette office Picture: DARKSTARGazette: Royal seal of approval - the King Edward VII was in Station Road, Thorpe, and later known as The Station Picture: DARKSTARRoyal seal of approval - the King Edward VII was in Station Road, Thorpe, and later known as The Station Picture: DARKSTARGazette: Hive of activity - The Beehive, in St Osyth, was on Chisbon Heath and is now an Indian restaurantHive of activity - The Beehive, in St Osyth, was on Chisbon Heath and is now an Indian restaurantGazette: Town centre watering hole - The Carlton was in Rosemary Road, in Clacton. It has now been demolished and this picture was taken in 2007. Picture: LUKE CRONINTown centre watering hole - The Carlton was in Rosemary Road, in Clacton. It has now been demolished and this picture was taken in 2007. Picture: LUKE CRONINGazette: Bring your mermaid's purse - The Mermaid Inn was in Brooklands Gardens, Jaywick. This picture was taken in 1968 Picture: KEITH FOWLERBring your mermaid's purse - The Mermaid Inn was in Brooklands Gardens, Jaywick. This picture was taken in 1968 Picture: KEITH FOWLERGazette: Some you wine, some you lose - The Pier Hotel was in Pier Approach, Walton. Picture: DARKSTARSome you wine, some you lose - The Pier Hotel was in Pier Approach, Walton. Picture: DARKSTARGazette: Put on your drinking cap - The Portobello, in Walton. This pub was on High Street and is now in retail use Picture: DARKSTARPut on your drinking cap - The Portobello, in Walton. This pub was on High Street and is now in retail use Picture: DARKSTARGazette: End of the line - The Station, in Clacton, was situated on Station Road. It has now been demolished and replaced by retirement flats. This picture was taken in 2008. Picture: LUKE CRONINEnd of the line - The Station, in Clacton, was situated on Station Road. It has now been demolished and replaced by retirement flats. This picture was taken in 2008. Picture: LUKE CRONIN

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