Airshow Ground Crew

Call for memories of Clacton Airshow

One of the East Coast’s landmark events is marking a milestone anniversary this year – and is asking for people to share their memories of it.

Clacton Airshow returns this summer for the 30th event, and to celebrate its Pearl Anniversary is looking for flight fans from across the decades to get in touch and share their nostalgia.

Whether it is memories of the first-ever Clacton Airshow, old photos or programmes from events past, or maybe people who met their future partners at the Airshow; all are welcome contributions ahead of the 2023 event, taking place on 24-25 August.

Airshow Ground Crew

Alex Porter, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Tourism at Tendring District Council (TDC) – which runs the Clacton Airshow – said he was looking forward to seeing what memories people had.

“Clacton Airshow has such a great pedigree over its three-decade history, and I am sure holds a special place in many people’s hearts – whether they are aviation fans, or just remember spending holidays here during the event as a child,” Cllr Porter said.

“While our team – working with our flight directors, are looking to stage a fabulous air display, we’re also keen to hear people’s memories; and depending on what we receive we’ll look to share those accordingly.

“For the Clacton Airshow to continue to be a part of people’s lives, it is vital that it is supported by those who enjoy it – whether that’s by making a donation, buying a programme, or even volunteering at the event.”

To share your memories please email while donations to support the event can be made at