A CEREMONY will take place on Clacton seafront later this month paying tribute to victims of the Holocaust.

As part of national events Tendring Council chairman Mark Platt will join members of the Colchester and District Jewish Community at the Sunken Rose Garden on Marine Parade West.

The ceremony will take place on Friday, January 25, at 11am and will mark Holocaust Memorial Day, commemorated every year since 2001.

In 2007, the council planted a commemorative white rose bush at the seafront site and the following year a specially-commissioned plaque was set in the ground next to the bush.

The service will be led by Roy Fox, chairman of the Colchester Synagogue.

Residents are invited by Mr Platt to join him at the ceremony for quiet reflection.

“This event gives us the opportunity to remember all those who lived through, and those who did not, the horrific events of the Holocaust,” he said.

“We usually have people from a number of religious groups come along to pay their respects, and we hope that will happen again this year.”

Tendring Council will have a poster display remembering the Holocaust in the foyer of Clacton Town Hall from Monday, January 21, for one week.

The Government established Holocaust Memorial Day in 2000, with the first activities were held the following year.