Fireworks dedicated to Swaley

  • 31 October, 2022
  • In the community


free sparkling fireworks extravaganzas are being staged to celebrate Guy Fawkes
night at Clacton Pier.

display will put on at 6pm for the younger audience and another at 9pm for
those who can stay up later on Saturday November 5.

event is being dedicated to a 12-year-old pier annual rides pass holder who
died tragically in an accident at his home.

Stevens died after a garage wall collapsed on him at his house in St John’s
Road, Clacton, last month.

youngster held an annual pass for several years and was a regular visitor to
the attraction.

Brown, communications manager at the pier, said that everyone’s thoughts are
with Swaley’s family and friends at this difficult time.

a pass holder Swaley was part of the pier family and we wanted to recognise
that and pay tribute to him,” he said.

is not something we would normally do but it is exceptional circumstances and
we decided to go ahead with the blessing of the family.”

fireworks displays come on the back of a successful nine-day Halloween Festival
where visitors got through a record 2,200 pumpkins.

Brown said that as the Misery Mansion, Stiles Family shows and other attractions
proved so popular they are being retained for this weekend to add to the fun.

will also be live bands with Double Barrel performing between 1pm and 4pm
followed by SMC from 6pm to 10pm.

draw for a Mini Cooper car worth more than £20,000 was made at the weekend and
it was won by Louise Clarke of Elm Grove, Clacton.

draw was open to fun card holders who registered online between May 12 and
September 30 and 100 finalists were selected by a random number generator.

Clarke will be presented with the car on Saturday (November 5).

Photo by Kevin Jay


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