Air shows have always been a traditional part of the summer schedule in the East of England but like so many attractions they have become increasingly expensive to put on.
As a result, two of our highest profile shows, at Lowestoft and Southend, have disappeared from the calendar.
Now the Clacton Air Show in Essex has had the sort of opening day it could have done without. After a great summer it was a pretty dismal day along the Essex coast but better weather is expected for the second day on Friday.
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Some morning brightness on Boxing Day but cloud increasing, with rain, sleet and snow, spreading in late afternoon. Turning windy.
Starting cold and dry Boxing Day. Wet and windy later.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the risk of rain turning to snow later on Boxing Day in parts of the Anglia region