Helensburgh Pier to be included in waterfront development?
The announcement opens up the prospect of using the pier, which received listed status by Historic Environment Scotland recently, to deliver the new leisure centre and swimming pool effectively.
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A glorious trip down memory lane at Southend Pier!
Old photos and drawings of Southend seafront have resurfaced. Uncovered from The Echo archives, they mostly show the iconic pier at different stages of its life.
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Remembering Minehead Pier
Built in the Victorian era, the pier allowed tourists and residents to climb abroad steamboats and travel to the North Devon coast and Cardiff. The large seaside attraction was later demolished and despite several attempts to build a new one, it is yet to be replaced.
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Clacton Pier announces new log flume for 2020!
The new ride known as the White Water Log Flume is the single largest investment in a new ride on the pier for around 40 years. The flume will be the heaviest ride on the structure weighing 160 tonnes in total and holding 80,000 litres of water.
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Blackpool North Pier open day takes place this Saturday!
This year’s free North Pier Open Day, organised by Blackpool Council and the Blackpool Pier Company, will take place from 11am on Saturday. The day will include music and entertainment, live Punch and Judy shows and a traditional barrel organ. Some rides will be completely free for children (who must be accompanied by an adult) and there will be a free coconut shy with seaside prizes along with lots of seaside craft activities.
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New boilers ordered for PS Waverley as fundraising continues
A £2.3 million appeal was begun and initial donations have meant that the boilers could be ordered. If fitted successfully they could help the boat, which made her maiden voyage in 1947, sail for another 20 years.
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Plans for new catering facility at Weymouth Pleasure Pier
A catering kiosk and decked seating area with a sail cover could be built on the Weymouth Pleasure Pier. The site was cleared in recent months with the demolition of a former café building with repairs also made to the pier structure.
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Your help needed for The Piers Project, please!
Paul Tracey has been undertaking ‘The Piers Project’ for the last two years, visiting and painting seaside piers around the UK coast. As part of the project Paul would like to bring his paintings to life by collecting your memories of these piers. Paul says: “I would really like short pieces of writing about memories, reflections or poems about the piers. I would like the add a little more personality to each of piers on the site.” If you think you can help then you can contact Paul via his website (link below), and also have a look through his glorious pictures.
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Work on new truncated pier at Colwyn Bay to begin!
The new decked area will be about 43m (141ft) in length. The work is expected to take 30 weeks. Contracts have been awarded to two firms to build the structure using refurbished metalwork from the pier.
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Totland Bay Pier to be rebuilt at long last!
The dilapidated Totland Pier is to be transformed and rebuilt over the next three months. The pier has been a blot on the West Wight landscape for several years but work will finally start, using specialist equipment.
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Brighton Palace Pier makes TripAdvisor top ten!
The Palace Pier is often regarded as one of the most popular tourist hotspots in the UK and its theme park has earned it a ranking on this list as well.
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Bognor Regis Pier blue plaque celebrates local heroine
A blue plaque honouring a life-saving bathing machine operator could soon be placed on the pier in Bognor Regis. Mary Wheatland, known as the mermaid of Bognor, not only tended the machines – beach huts which could be rolled into the water – she taught children to swim and saved some 30 lives.
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