Fireworks fans flock to pier

  • 6 November, 2023
  • On the pier


fans flocked to Clacton Pier for a fantastic free Guy Fawkes extravaganza at
the weekend.

of families gathered at the end of the attraction and along the seafront to watch
two displays on Saturday.

For the
first time a lower noise display was staged for younger children at 6pm with
the main event at 9pm.

rides on the pier stayed open until 10pm and live music was provided in the
Boardwalk Bar and Grill by Just Lee.

manager Nigel Brown said the event was a great success and it was one of the
best turnouts in recent years for Guy Fawkes.

were very lucky with the weather – it had been wet and windy earlier in the day
but the rain stopped in time for the displays,” he added.

were good crowds at the top of the pier and families also lined-up all along
the top promenade to watch the fireworks.

have put on an early display for younger children before, but making it lower
noise this year certainly seemed to go down well with many people and is
something we will probably repeat.”

It was
the 13th and final fireworks date in the 2023 programme, the largest
ever staged by the pier. The 2024 dates will be announced in the New Year.

are now busy putting up Christmas decorations ready for the festive season
which begins on November 25 with the opening of Santa’s Grotto.

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