An iconic seaside attraction is set to celebrate its 150th birthday with a real bang this year.

 

Clacton Pier Fireworks

[Photo Matthew Mallett]

Clacton Pier is putting on eight free fireworks extravaganzas – with one every week during the school summer holidays.

 

Bosses were unable to stage any displays last year due to COVID restrictions and they have also been prevented from doing so in the earlier part of this season.

 

But they intend to make up for that with five extravaganzas on consecutive Saturdays from the end of July and through August, as well as one on August Bank Holiday.

 

Director Billy Ball said “We are looking at putting on a number of events and really want to make this year something special for both us and the town. There are a number of plans in the pipeline and details will be released as and when we can do so.”

 

The extravaganzas have become a very popular part of the attraction’s calendar of events and can be viewed on site or from the seafront.

 

“We have had lots of enquiries from our customers about the schedule for this year and so we thought we would get the dates out there,” added Mr Ball.

 

The first display will be on May 30th, followed by July 24th, July 31st, August 7th, August 14th, August 21st and August 29th.

 

There will also be the normal extravaganza for Guy Fawkes on November 6.

 

For full details go to www.clactonpier.co.uk

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