CLACTON SEA LIONS

The Sea Lion Show was the last of the sealife shows on Clacton Pier. There were four Sea lions called Anna, Marcus, Kojak & Bimbo, there was more on the pier but at present their names are not know. Bimbo was moved to the Sea Lion Show at Pleasurewood Hills. In April 1975 newly weds Jon & Penny Kershaw cut short their honeymoon to come back to Clacton to get Anna the sea lion ready for an appearance on the TV show "Opportunity Knocks". One known trick Anna was good at performing was balancing a ball on a pole on her nose. In Ocober 1975 there was a report of a baby seal that was nursed at the dolphinarium on Clacton Pier after suffering a gunshot wound. The seal was put into a net and sprayed with ointment as part of its treatment, it is unknown how the gunshot wound happened or if the baby seal survived.

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TEA TIME

TEA TIME

A seal lion showing off its balancing skills with a tray of tea.

TWO SEA LIONS

TWO SEA LIONS

Two sea lions paying attention to Reg Blooms instructions.

SEA LION KISSES

SEA LION KISSES

Trainer Jon Kershaw worked with the sea lions & dolphins during the 70's on Clacton Pier, he has a famous brother, 80's pop star Nik Kershaw.

SEA LION TRAIN

SEA LION TRAIN

A sea lion interacting with trainer Jon Kershaw & Margaret Bloom giving the commentary!

SEA LIONS & REG

SEA LIONS & REG

Reg & Margaret Bloom putting on one of the seal lion shows under the watchful eye of one of the dolphins

SEA LION SHOW

SEA LION SHOW

Both sea lions in action.

SEA LION TRAINER

SEA LION TRAINER

Ball balancing with one of the trainers, Michael Wilcock.

HE AINT HEAVY

HE AINT HEAVY

Adolph & Sallar the two Sea Lions from Clacton Pier doing a bit of promotional work (1973)

HE IS HEAVY!

HE IS HEAVY!

Adolph & Sallar the two Sea Lions from Clacton Pier doing a bit of promotional work advertising a scale company that the Goss family owned (1973)

PACKED SHOW

PACKED SHOW

Reg Bloom and Rick Smallman training the Sea Lions at Clacton.

BARNEY & LUIGI

BARNEY & LUIGI

Barney showing off one of his very skillful tricks (1978).

REG & MARGARET

REG & MARGARET

The sea lion show in full swing with Reg and Margaret (1978).

HOOPS

HOOPS

BARNEY 1982

BARNEY 1982

THROUGH THE HOOPS

THROUGH THE HOOPS

SANTA

SANTA

Reg dressed up as Santa with his two helpers.

SEA LION SHOW

SEA LION SHOW

Catching hoops.

JUMPING SEA LION

JUMPING SEA LION

The Sea Lion Trainer Suzanne with one of the Sea Lions performing at Clacton.

CLACTON SEA LION SHOW VIDEO

Marcus the sea lion with trainer Luigi putting on a show at Clacton

CLACTON PENGUINS

STREAKER

STREAKER

A young Michael Goss playing with the penguins at Clacton

PENGUINS 1973

PENGUINS 1973

January 1973 and six young Humbolt Penguins arrive on Clacton Pier, treated to a breakfast served up by 4 year old animal lover Lesley Wilcox

PENGUINS

PENGUINS

The penguins on Clacton Pier

PENGUIN POOL

PENGUIN POOL

The warning sign says it all even though its not spelt right, not as tame as the dolphins

THE HUMBOLTS

THE HUMBOLTS

The South American Humbolt Penguins on Clacton Pier

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