3 MAY 1940, Page 5

Come to Clacton Properly and intelligibly anxious to attract their

usual clientele to their invigorating neighbourhood Clacton hotel- keepers recently, I understand, made the following offer widely known : 33 per cent. reduction on the daily holiday terms from Whitsun onwards for any day on which enemy aircraft drop a bomb in the immediate vicinity, or any loose mines explode on the foreshore, pier, or promenade.

A mine did explode at Clacton on Tuesday night, but not, unfortunately, on the foreshore, pier or promenade. There can be no claims under the offer anyhow, for it only runs from