Crowds flock to fireworks
November 8, 2021
A dazzling double display of fireworks brought the crowds flocking to
Families ignored the rain and wind on Saturday to turn out in force for
the final free extravaganza of the year at the popular seaside attraction.
There was one display at 6pm for those who could not stay up until later
in the evening, and this was followed by the main event at 9pm.
The fireworks were let off at the far end of the structure by Dynamic
Fireworks of Colchester with people gathered by the Jolly Roger, and many more
watching from vantage points along the seafront.
Pier director Billy Ball was delighted by the turnout and said that he
was pleased to see all ages having fun.
“The double display for Guy Fawkes goes down really well as we can cater
for the toddlers who cannot wait until 9pm,” he said.
“Some stayed on to watch both and there was a great atmosphere all
“Unfortunately, there was a bit of rain about for the earlier display
but then it cleared up and overall, we were very lucky with the weather.”
The rides stayed open until 10pm and there was free live music in the
Boardwalk Bar and Grill provided by SMC.
“We have put on eight free fireworks extravaganzas in 2021 – with six
staged in the school summer holidays - to thank all our loyal customers for all
their support this year,” added Mr Ball.
For the rest of the winter rides will be open at weekends weather permitting. Check social
media before travelling.
The next big event will be the pier’s Christmas activities which will
include Santa’s Grotto and the North Pole Experience running from November 29
to December 23. For further details and to book online visit www.clactonpier.co.uk
PHOTO BY KEVIN JAY