A SEASIDE attraction has paid its own tribute to commemorate the fallen heroes of the war.

The Clacton Pier suspended all advertising on its front screen for Remembrance Sunday and exhibited a giant poppy field instead.

Staff at the pier also joined the hundreds across the town who gathered at the war memorial on the Upper Promenade of the seafront to pay their respects.

To mark the occasion, the lighting system around the pier was also switched to red, white, and blue.

Billy Ball, director of the Pier, said: “Remembrance Sunday is a chance for all of us to remember and pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of those who defended our freedom over so many decades.

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

“It was an honour for us to commemorate all who have lost their lives to protect ours through the poppy field on our screen and special lighting.”

The Pier also offered free coffee, tea and biscuits for all serving or former service men and woman throughout Sunday.

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