Hundreds flock to fireworks

  • 7 November, 2022
  • In the community


of families flocked to Clacton Pier’s fantastic free fireworks extravaganzas on
Guy Fawkes night.

displays were staged at 6pm and 9pm and fans packed along the seafront and at
the seaward end of the attraction.

event was dedicated to pier annual pass holder Swaley Stevens. The 12-year-old
tragically died when a garage wall collapsed on him at his home in St John’s
Road, Clacton last month.

record ten fireworks displays were staged throughout the year, including one to
celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and this was the last.

director Billy Ball said the weather luckily proved to be better than forecast.

meant we were able to go ahead as planned and pay tribute to Swaley who was
part of the pier family as one of our young pass holders,” he added.

night included some of the Halloween attractions such as Misery Mansion and the
Stiles family who were retained for the event.

bands Double Barrel and SMC also performed in the Boardwalk Bar.

was a very special occasion for Louise Clarke of Elm Grove, Clacton, who went
along with her husband, Mark, and son, Taylor, to collect a Mini Cooper worth
more than £20,000.

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

Pier will now be taking down its Halloween decorations and preparing for its
Christmas festivities.


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