Pier pays own tribute to war dead

by Nigel Brown Nov 12 2018 0     811
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November 12, 2018


Clacton Pier commemorated the centenary of the end of the First World War along with many thousands across the town with its own tribute to the war dead.

Advertising on the front screen of the attraction was suspended yesterday (Sunday) and the only display was a giant poppy field.

The new lighting system around the structure was switched to red, white and blue to mark the occasion.

Pier Director Billy Ball, who attended the service at the War Memorial on Marine Parade East, said it was a very moving day.

“The turnout for the service was truly amazing with all ages and organisations coming together to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for us today,” he said.

“I have never seen so many gathered around the memorial to hear the names of the 214 from the town who lost their lives fighting for their country in the First World War.

“The Pier was very proud to play its small part in the commemoration and add to the tributes paid, as well as honour those who never came home.”


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