Paying tribute to fallen

by Nigel Brown Nov 13 2023 0     635
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November 13, 2023


Clacton Pier paid its own tribute to those who lost their lives in world wars and later conflicts around the globe.

The seaside attraction joined forces with hundreds from across the town who gathered at the war memorial on the seafront for Remembrance Sunday.

All advertising on the pier’s front screen was suspended for the entire weekend and the only display was a giant poppy field with the words, “Lest We Forget”.

Director Billy Ball said the service held at the memorial on the Upper Promenade is just a few yards away from the attraction.

“There is always a fantastic turnout to honour the fallen and it seems to grow year on year with all ages represented,” he added.

“Remembrance Sunday provides us with the opportunity to remember and pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of those who defended our freedom and protected our way of life over so many decades.

“This includes those in the armed and emergency services who continue to carry out this duty as a result of conflict or terrorism.

“It is always a privilege for us to be able to commemorate them via the poppy field on our giant screen.”

The Pier also laid on free coffee and tea for serving or former service men and women over the weekend as a thank you.


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