Thousands of pounds of fireworks will light up sky over Pier

by Nigel Brown Oct 29 2018 0     2,378
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October 29, 2018

 

Thousands of pounds worth of fireworks are set to light up the sky over Clacton Pier on Saturday night (November 3).

The landmark attraction is staging its seventh and final free extravaganza of the year to thank customers for their loyal support over the season.

It is to be the biggest and best yet with a tiny tots display at 7pm to be followed by the main show at 8pm. The budget has been doubled for the event to make it more spectacular than ever.

Pier Managing Director Billy Ball said the free firework displays are all about giving something back to the community for their support.

“We are grateful to all our customers for spending their money with us and we like to do something to recognise that fact,” he said.

“This year we have gone for one earlier display for the younger ones and a second one at 8pm but there is nothing to stop anyone watching both for double the entertainment.

“There will be plenty of attractions to enjoy before, in between and after the fireworks.”

All the rides will be operating and there will be live musical entertainment from Steve Richie (1pm-4pm) and Stuck in the Middle (6pm-10pm).

The Pier’s new-style Halloween Festival took place throughout half term and proved a big success.

“The weather was really in our favour all week and people poured through the doors,” added Mr Ball. “Discovery Bay soft play area was packed every day and the whole event was really colourful and fun. Having the extra indoor attractions really paid off.”

Clacton Pier has also launched Christmas parties with a difference for those looking for something away from a traditional sit down meal.

It is offering three different packages of a pizza, golf at Skull Point and dodgems for £9.99 per person; pizza, bowling and dodgems for the same price or pizza, golf, bowling and dodgems for £11.99.

So why not challenge your work colleagues or try to beat the boss – all with a pizza and licenced bar. For groups of ten the organiser goes free and a ten per cent discount will be given on bar tabs over £50.

Full details are available at www.clactonpier.co.uk and on the Pier’s Facebook page.

Photo by KEVIN JAY

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