Pier gears up for Jubilee

  • 23 May, 2022
  • On the pier


are underway to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at Clacton Pier.

attraction will be joining thousands of venues across the country and beyond putting
on special events to mark the occasion.

free fireworks extravaganza is being staged on Friday June 3 starting at around
9pm as part of the pier’s biggest ever annual pyrotechnics programme.

than 100 Union Flags have been put up at various sites around the attraction
including on the Big Wheel, the central concourse and on the east side.

Director Billy Ball said the Jubilee
is a major milestone in the country’s history and he hoped that Tendring
residents will be making the most of it.

“It is a
fantastic achievement for the Queen to reach 70 years of service, and we are
very proud to be playing a part in those celebrations,” he said.

“She is the
first British monarch to serve for seven decades, and it really is something to
celebrate over the specially extended bank holiday.

“We have gone
all out with our bunting and flags across the pier as well as putting on this
extra fireworks display.

“Clacton Pier
is currently celebrating it’s 150th birthday year and this makes it
a very special time for us.”

attraction’s rides are opening up for an extra day this Friday (May 27) from

They will
then be operating every day of the week through until September – rather than
just at weekends and in school holidays.

Full details
of all opening times can be found at


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