Families flock to Pier

  • 2 May, 2022
  • On the pier


Families made the most of the of the
bank holiday break and enjoyed hours of fun at Clacton Pier.

The seaside attraction did good trade
across the three days with a steady footfall throughout.

A host of free live music acts,
children’s entertainment and a spectacular free fireworks extravaganza on
Sunday night kept the visitors happy.

The weather stayed dry over the whole
weekend to help boost the number of local customers as well as those travelling
from further afield.

Pier director Billy Ball said it was
great to follow-up a successful Easter with another busy bank holiday just two
weeks later.

“It is just what the doctor ordered
after the difficulties of the past two years,” he said. “It has given us
confidence for the summer and hopefully those in the leisure and hospitality
sector can start to get back on track.

“We were delighted with the number of
families who came along. It was dry – but not really beach weather – so maybe
that worked in our favour, and they spent longer on the pier.

“We are getting a large number of
people coming for the first time in a few years and they have really noticed
the transformation and investment we have put in which is very welcome.”

Among those who turned up was comedian
and presenter Alhan who was making a programme with a production company for
Channel 4. He was in town with the crew on Bank Holiday Monday.

Another visitor over the weekend was
magician and soldier Richard Jones who won Britain’s Got Talent in 2016. He
posted on social media: “This place brings back memories.”

The next free fireworks display will
be on Friday June 3 to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.


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