Remembering the slicing of Hythe Pier by the Donald Redford
Marking the 20th anniversary of the incident, which saw the Marchwood-based Donald Redford destroy a 50ft section of the Victorian structure, causing £300,000 of damage.
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Seaside Special now showing at cinemas
A film based on a seaside town’s end-of-the-pier show is about to get its long-awaited UK cinema release. It premiered in 2022 and will be shown in UK cinemas from Friday, 10 November.
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The wacky and wonderful past plans for Southend Pier
The 1.3-mile pleasure pier has seen a host of plans in the past with private companies pledging investment – not least the £50million Swine rollercoaster.
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Still no ticket to Ryde!
Although Ryde Tunnel is now clear of flooding, Storm Ciaran caused damage to Ryde Pier which means trains are still unable to serve Ryde Esplanade and Ryde Pier Head.
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Lower deck of Deal Pier remains closed after storm damage
Part of Deal Pier remains closed almost two weeks after being damaged by Storm Ciarán. No reopening date has been set for a section of the lower deck amid ongoing concerns over the safety of the structure.
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Investigative works to commence at Southport Pier
The exploratory phase is expected to last until mid-February 2023, and will involve a significant section of the Pier’s damaged decking removed as well as further assessments of the integrity of the structures steel and iron columns.
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Storm damage repairs continue at Ryde Pier
Trains that run along a pier on the Isle of Wight are still out of action following damage from Storm Ciarán. South Western railway said engineers were working to get the stretch of line open again “however the damage has been extensive”.
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Repair bill for Sunderland Roker Pier to cost £300,000
Huge waves and strong winds in the October storm tore off railings and washed away decking at the Grade II listed pier. Sunderland City Council said the damage had left the area unsafe and it would be closed until repairs were made. It said they could take about 30 weeks to complete.
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Companies express interest in running Southend Pier
Southend Council, which is currently facing a £14million deficit, has suggested a private company could take over the running of pier to help with the more than £1million a year that it costs to run.
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Bournemouth Pier to be transformed into a Christmas winter wonderland!
A Christmas Trail along both sides of the Pier will include over 60 eight-foot trees, all adorned with lights, from the Pier Approach entrance to the pier and will continue along both sides of the pier.
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Remembering Southampton’s Piers
In 1803 Town Quay was re-built, and a pier added. It was used for both goods and passenger services until the latter was relocated to the Royal Pier in 1833. In 1853, a jetty was built, lengthening the pier.
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Hopes for restoration of Helensburgh Pier fade
Plans to breathe new life into Helensburgh’s disused pier have been dealt a major blow after experts said a berthing facility at the structure would not be commercially viable.
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Trains resume at Ryde Pier
Trains are back in service on a pier following damage caused by heavy rain and Storm Ciarán. Thanking travellers for their “patience over recent weeks”, South Western Railway said the full service was back up and running.
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Maintenance work gets underway at Llandudno Pier
Paul Williams, general manager at Llandudno Pier Trading Limited, said: “The work that’s being carried out involves replacing several struts, cross beams and anchor points.
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Helensburgh Pier campaigners fight back
Helensburgh Pier Extension Project have insisted they’re going to push ahead with their vision of a pontoon extension to encourage small vessels and river traffic to visit Helensburgh.
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Ryde Pier walkway closes for the second time in six months
Ferry operator Wightlink said the closure was needed while work was carried out to the new Ryde travel interchange. The work will see the route connected to the new transport hub on Ryde Esplanade and it is expected to remain shut until 10 December.
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Extension plans for Herne Bay Pier ‘on hold’
Pier manager Andrew Cook admits the chance of any scheme coming to fruition is not looking “very likely” as things stand. “We’d love to put another 100 metres on it but realistically it’s not high on a lot of people’s wishlist,” said Mr Cook.
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Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Brighton Chain Pier
It’s 200 years since Brighton’s first pier opened to the public, with visitors enjoying its attractions. However, this pier is not the Brighton Palace Pier or the West Pier, but rather the long-forgotten Royal Suspension Chain Pier.
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