Clacton Pier marks Bank Holiday with fireworks spectacular

Clacton Pier fireworks Bank Holiday
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Clacton Pier marked the last Bank Holiday of the summer this weekend with a spectacular fireworks display, following a special anniversary fly past organised by Tendring District Council to celebrate the town’s 150th birthday.


With the weather proving unpredictable over the three-day holiday, bosses at the landmark reported visitation was “steady,” as families made the most of the live entertainment before children return to school.

“It was a better season than last year – but it could hardly have been any worse,” said pier director Billy Ball. “We were able to be open over some of the bank holidays, which is where we look to see increased numbers through the doors.”

“The weather wasn’t the best, but people still made their way to the coast. Many people holidayed and took breaks in the UK this summer and we benefited from that change of habit. Hopefully it may have set a bit of a trend for at least a while.”

Though noting that “overall feedback has been excellent” on the three new rides installed on the pier this year, Ball added “it has been a difficult period for all those in the leisure and hospitality sector – especially with recruiting enough staff – but we have battled through.”

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