Looking for bumper boost from Bank Holiday weekend

  • 19 August, 2019
  • On the pier


Clacton Pier is looking forward to a bumper five days as the town gears
up for the Clacton Airshow and the last Bank Holiday weekend of the season.

Forecasters are promising that the weather is set fair and hundreds of
thousands of visitors are expected to flock to the resort.

A host have activities have been lined-up by Pier bosses who recognise
the importance of this period for the whole District.

Director Billy Ball said that the prediction of sunshine and warm
temperatures will mean people will be planning to head to the coast.

“The signs are good and now we all have to make the most of what could
be our busiest five consecutive days of the year so far,” he said.

“The free Airshow will pull in the visitors to Clacton and we are
delighted to be able to support Tendring District Council’s fabulous efforts to
boost the local economy.

“We have free live music, children’s entertainment and much more taking
place on Thursday and Friday followed by a packed programme over the Bank
Holiday weekend.

“It is time to make hay while the sun shines and I am sure that many
other businesses in the town will be doing the same. It should be a real cash
boost to the end of the summer and can make all the difference.”

The Pier is putting on a free fireworks extravaganza in partnership with
the Council on Thursday following the night flights.

At the weekend the fun continues with a range of free fun for all ages.

On Saturday the live music comes from Kinni Lee (1pm to 4pm) and Stuck
in the Middle (5pm to 9pm) while Charlie Cheesecake will be entertaining the
kids and Op Party Time will provide face painting and the glitter.

The following day it’s Emma Jackson (1pm to 4pm) and Strawberry Blondes
(5pm to 9pm); James Magic; Op Party Time and free fireworks around 9pm.

Then on Monday the entertainment comes from all-round vocalist Jamie
Bartlett from 1pm to 4pm and another four performances from James Magic.

“We hope that everyone comes out, has a great time and makes the most of
everything that is on offer over the five days,” added Mr Ball. “We are already
looking ahead and are busy preparing for Autumn and Winter events.”

PHOTO Kevin Jay/Droneshotz 


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