Pier hosts Armed Forces families

  • 19 September, 2022
  • In the community


Clacton Pier played host to more than 150 Armed Forces families and
veterans at the weekend.

The seaside attraction laid on two days of free rides and gave out around
400 wristbands to those turning up to enjoy the fun.

There was also the chance for youngsters to have their photos taken on
old military vehicles which were brought along especially for the event.

It was the first time the weekend had been staged since 2019 due to
Covid and followed on from a successful initiative staged for the Emergency
Services back in June.

Pier communications manager Nigel Brown said that it was good to see
both events return.

“We missed the chance to thank the Armed Forces and Emergency Services
in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic and we enjoyed welcoming them back for
some free family fun,” he said.

“It is the perfect way for us to show our gratitude for all they do for
our communities all year long, year after year.

“We have been running these events for some time now and they prove very
popular and are well-received.”

Mr Brown also thanked those who gave up their time to come along with
their military vehicles which were displayed at the front of the pier.

The attraction will be closed today for the Queen’s funeral and will
reopen again tomorrow.



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