Pier pays own tribute to war dead
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
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.”