Do you have any old photos of Clacton Pier

  • 26 June, 2018
  • In the community
  • Local activities


The search is on for old photos of Clacton
Pier to be used as part of a historical project on the town’s iconic landmark.

The Pier wants to set up a new section on its
website, pulling together information and images from right across the decades.

The aim is to collate a collection of photos
showing buildings, rides, events and other occasions of interest during the
structure’s 147-year-old history.

A number of people and organisations have
already been contacted and have agreed to help out with the initiative –
including past owners’ families as well as Norman Jacobs of the Clacton
Historical Society.

Now the Pier is keen to hear from residents
and visitors who may be in possession of interesting shots, some of which may
never have been available to the public before and which they are willing to be
used on the website.

Nigel Brown, Clacton Pier’s Communications
Manager, will be compiling the information and images, to help make the section
as comprehensive as possible.

“The Pier will soon be 150-years-old and the
current owners – the Ball family – are keen to chart its colourful history in
images and words,” he said.

“The idea is to create an area on the website where
people can find out as much as possible about the Pier and then we can update
it as the years go by.

“We already have some great photos from the
early days – but are happy to receive more – but we are especially lacking from
the 1960s to 2000.

“I am sure that there will be people out there
who have some fantastic shots from that time and might be willing to share them
with us.”

Any photos should be scanned and emailed to

The person who sends in what is judged to be
the best photo will receive an annual pass for the Pier for up to four people
worth around £200. The runner-up will have the choice of a wristband for a
family of four for unlimited rides for a day or £60 worth of Pier credit or an
annual fishing pass.


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