Clacton: Pirate radio display gets an airing

The Ross Revenge, one time pirate radio ship near Walton

The Ross Revenge, one time pirate radio ship near Walton

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A NEW pirate radio museum has opened on Clacton seafront.

The attraction launched with an exhibition called Anarchy on the Airwaves.

The Pirate Radio Museum, at the Atlanta complex close to Clacton Pier, tells the story of pirate radio from the 1960s through to the 1980s.

Ray Anderson, who runs the museum, said: “It’s a rich story involving many colourful characters like Screaming Lord Sutch, international businessmen, DJs, pop stars and involves shipwrecks, sieges, raids, government jamming, rescues, a firebomb and even murder.

“It was a radio phenomenon that attracted 25million listeners and turned British broadcasting on its head.”

Visitors can relive the era and see where the stations broadcast from and the conditions the DJs operated in.

There are also original pirate radio artefacts, studio equipment andaYellowSubmarine retro fun studio.

The Pirate Radio Museum is open every day from10am to 5pm.

Admission is free, but entry to the exhibition costs £5 or £2.50 for children.

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