Pier supports carnival centenary

  • 7 March, 2022
  • In the community


Clacton Pier is continuing to support
Clacton Carnival Association by staging a second family fun evening this summer.

The carnival celebrates its centenary
in 2022 and is looking to mark its special anniversary in style.

The street procession – with the
theme of nursery rhymes as in 1922 – will be returning after a two year absence
due to Covid, along with other popular events which raise much-needed funds for
the community.

Last August the pier stepped in to
help out by holding a successful event with a one-off reduced price ride band and
made a donation to boost the association’s coffers.

Pier director Billy Ball said it was
felt important to back the carnival again this summer as it plays such a big
role in the town’s diary.

“We are currently celebrating our 150th
anniversary and now the carnival has reached the significant milestone of 100
years,” he added.

“We joined forces with them last year
and having discussed the idea with the association committee it has been agreed
to repeat our fun evening.

“It is a pleasure to work with them
and it fits in with our own aims of supporting the local community wherever

The Pier Carnival Night is to be held
on Friday August 12 from 6pm to 9pm and will include free live musical
entertainment outside the Boardwalk Bar and Grill as well as a host of
children’s characters and superheroes.

There will be a special one-off £10
wristband for rides only.

Paul Townend, Chairman of Clacton
Carnival Association, welcomed the on-going collaboration.

“We were delighted to team up with
the pier last year for an event which had a real carnival atmosphere to it and
provided lots of fun for families,” he said.

“Having had two years where we have
had to greatly reduce our programme it will be good to bring back all the old
favourites and have the addition of the extra event at the pier.

“It has given us a real boost for the
centenary and our volunteers are working hard to make it a year to remember.”


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