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27th Clacton Airshow hailed a success as 250,000 people flock to the seafront

The Red Arrows wow the crowds at Clacton. Credit: ITV News Anglia

An estimated 250,000 people attended this year's Clacton Airshow, organisers have confirmed.

Among the attractions were the Red Arrows who wowed the crowds on Thursday.

It's thought that the two-day event could be worth an additional £7.5 million to the local economy.

This year's show was the 27th time that the event has been held on the seafront.

The show is expected to boost the local economy. Credit: ITV News Anglia

“Our amazing team that put the airshow on once again pulled out all the stops to make it a very special event; within weeks they will be working on next year," Mick Skeels, Tendring District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism said.

“This really is the jewel in the events’ crown and long may it continue. It is great to see so many smiling faces enjoying themselves at a free show – something of a rarity in this day and age.”

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