The Whales and Dolphins of Clacton Pier

Welcome to the history of the Whales and Dolphins of Clacton Pier
1971–1985 was an important time for Clacton-on-sea, Essex, it was famous for having the dolphinarium on the Pier and was home to the dolphins, whales and sea lions.
Enjoy the photographs and information on all the sea life from the pier, as well as all the events from that era.
The well respected Bloom family cared for and trained the dolphins, whales and sea lions on the pier during 
this time and entertained thousands in the 70s and 80s.
Bubble, Squeak, Nemo, Neptune and Suzie were just a few of the big names on the pier that pulled the crowds 
onto Clacton Pier, along with the famous celebrities of the Ocean Theatre Summer Shows.


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I would like to thank the following people for their help and support in putting this all together 


Michael Goss, Mrs Pauline McGinty, Clacton Pier Company Ltd, Billy Ball, Angela Lodge (BBC Essex), Nigel Davers,
Rob Vaughan, Paul Murphy, Orcamegs, Trevor Tupper, Rebecca Brinkley, Andrew Stevens, 
Paul Chandler, Stefan Jacobs of, RingneckDoveFan, John Dineley, Rick Smallman,
Tammy Duncan, Paul Brewster, Mick Simpson, Michael LandAnthony AllstonTony Treloar,
Dan Cartwright, Pasha Alpturer & Peter Underhay. 
Special thanks to Peter Watts, Peter, Reg & Margaret Bloom

Clacton Pier Dolphin History