High-flying excitement - Are you in our Clacton Airshow photos in Days Gone By?

The Red Arrows at Clacton Airshow in 2003 Picture: CLIFFORD HICKS/ARCHANT

The Red Arrows at Clacton Airshow in 2003 Picture: CLIFFORD HICKS/ARCHANT

What are your memories of Clacton Airshow over the years?

Visitors to the Clacton air show watch the skies in 2004 Picture: JAMIE NIBLOCK/ARCHANT

Visitors to the Clacton air show watch the skies in 2004 Picture: JAMIE NIBLOCK/ARCHANT

The hugely popular annual event regularly draws up to 250,000 people to the Essex resort over its two days.

The Red Arrows at Clacton Airshow in 2005 Picture: JAMES FLETCHER/ARCHANT

The Red Arrows at Clacton Airshow in 2005 Picture: JAMES FLETCHER/ARCHANT

If you were one of the thousands who went along between 2002 and 2005, you might just spot yourself in our photos of those watching from the beach.

Members of the public look to the skies during the Clacton Airshow in 2004
Picture: JAMIE NIBLOCK/

Members of the public look to the skies during the Clacton Airshow in 2004 Picture: JAMIE NIBLOCK/ARCHANT

MORE: Spectacular Mildenhall Air Fete memoriesSadly, this year’s spectacular, planned for August, could not go ahead due to the coronavirus pandemic - but organisers are planning to bring it back in 2021, marking 29 years of flying.

The St. Ivel Utterly Butterly wing walkers in 2002
Picture: CLIFFORD HICKS/ARCHANT

The St. Ivel Utterly Butterly wing walkers in 2002 Picture: CLIFFORD HICKS/ARCHANT - Credit: Clifford Hicks

Our gallery from past shows includes photos of the Red Arrows, who have performed at Clacton many times, as well as daring wing walkers and entertainers performing for the crowds.

Clacton Airshow spectators on the beach in 2005
Picture: JAMES FLETCHER/ARCHANT

Clacton Airshow spectators on the beach in 2005 Picture: JAMES FLETCHER/ARCHANT

MORE: Did you fly from Ipswich Airport?To share your memories of Clacton Airshow, email judy.rimmer@archant.co.uk or write to Judy Rimmer, Newsroom, 120 Princes Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 1RS.

Watching the displays in 2002 Picture: CLIFFORD HICKS/ARCHANT

Watching the displays in 2002 Picture: CLIFFORD HICKS/ARCHANT - Credit: Clifford Hicks

Order photos at archantsuffolk.newsprints.co.uk or call Diane Townsend on 01603 772449.

Funk Foundation entertain the crowds during the break in air displays in 2002 Picture: CLIFFORD HICK

Funk Foundation entertain the crowds during the break in air displays in 2002 Picture: CLIFFORD HICKS - Credit: Clifford Hicks


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