THE voices of two renowned actors will be sounding on the streets of Clacton to mark 150 years since the town’s creation.

Top actors Ruthie Henshall, who made her stage debut at Clacton’s West Cliff Theatre, and Graham Cole, who starred in the Princes Theatre’s last pantomime, have both given their voices to two audio recordings for the Clacton 150 Heritage Trail.

The trail, which was launched earlier this year, saw 19 information boards spread from Jaywick Sands to Holland, charting various aspects of Clacton’s history as well as an audio bench.

The two audio posts can be found by the trail points outside Clacton Railway Station and in Jaywick Sands, while the audio bench is by the Clacton seafront gardens.

Clacton and Frinton Gazette: Ruthie Henshall records the Clacton 150 audio trail Ruthie Henshall records the Clacton 150 audio trail

Some of the information boards also have augmented reality (AR) options, meaning those with smartphones can hold their devices up to the post and see some of the historical characters brought back to life by the Clacton Amateur Dramatics Society.

Tendring councillor Alex Porter, who is responsible for leisure and tourism, said: “If you’ve not yet heard the stories on the audio posts, or experienced the AR, then I highly recommend it.

“The memories bring to life the history beyond the interesting information contained on the boards, and the effects of the AR are amazing – and also very engaging for children too.

“So if you’ve not yet had a listen, then go and lend an ear.

“Our thanks go to Ruthie, Graham and CADS for their excellent work and support for this project – as well as all those who have helped with research or shared their memories to be captured in this way.”

People and businesses are also encouraged to hold their own events and activities to celebrate Clacton 150.