Families flock in for climax to Halloween celebrations

  • 4 November, 2019
  • On the pier


Almost 5,000 people braved the elements to enjoy the climax of Clacton
Pier’s month long Halloween celebrations.

Despite strong winds and chilly temperatures families flocked onto the
attraction for two free firework extravaganzas on Saturday – with many more
watching from the seafront and promenade.

The weather caused the first display to be put back from 6pm to 7pm but
the second went ahead as planned at 8pm.

Nigel Brown, the Pier’s Communications Manager, said that it was a
hectic day all round in a bid to ensure no one was left disappointed.

“We had one eye on the weather throughout and just hoped things would
improve in time for the fireworks to be able to go ahead,” he said. “Fortunately,
the torrential rain stopped mid-afternoon and the wind dropped just enough for
us to continue with the celebrations. We thank everyone who turned out in such
difficult conditions.”

Saturday night all saw the final performances of Evil on Sea while SMC
entertained those who packed into the Boardwalk Bar.

Staff at the Pier will now be turning their attention to bumper Christmas
celebrations and the return of last year’s successful Breakfast with Santa

PHOTO Matthew Mallett

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