Felixstowe: Huge party to celebrate port’s 125th birthday and new terminal

IT’S going to be the biggest party Felixstowe has seen in years!

Live music and film, a spectacular firework display over the sea, and plenty of food and drink – to mark a very special double event.

Next month the Port of Felixstowe is marking its 125th anniversary as a working port, and also opening the first phase of its �300million new extension.

Port chiefs want to ensure the community has a chance to join in the celebrations – and so is throwing the party on the seafront for workers, their families, and the town.

Thousands of people are expected to flock to the event to enjoy the fun.

David Gledhill, chief executive of Hutchison Ports UK Ltd, said: “The port has enjoyed great support from local people for many years, including the latest developments at the new Berths 8 and 9.

“The seafront event to celebrate our 125th birthday as a working port gives us the opportunity to thank the whole community and for them to join in the celebrations.

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“The port touches the lives of generations of local people and the party atmosphere we create will hopefully provide something for everyone.

“We’re making it an early evening event so the whole family can come along and enjoy good food, local music and a firework spectacular.

“The whole economy is facing an uncertain future but we are continuing to invest in Felixstowe and with the continued support of the community, this latest investment puts us in the best possible position.”

The public event will take place on September 28 from 6pm to 8.30pm on the Pier Bight area of Undercliff Road West, between the Felixstowe Town Hall and the leisure centre.

In addition to the range of food available, a selection of local bands will provide music, and there will be some film footage show of the events earlier to open the new deepwater terminal, the only berths in the UK capable of handling the next generation of container ships.

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