Mumbles Pier secures £1.85 million for further development and restoration work
A deal has been struck which will see £1.85 million in funding invested into Mumbles Pier. It is part of a re-finance plan so works can start on the next stage of refurbishment including full renovations to the base of the pier, allowing, according to the pier owners, for a space in an unrivalled location for alfresco dining and outdoor events and securing jobs for the next seven years.
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Pier Of The Year celebrations at Bangor Garth

The Friends of Bangor Garth Pier and Bangor City Council are holding a day of celebrations on Bangor Garth Pier on Saturday 14th May to celebrate the 126th Anniversary and presentation the Pier of The Year Award 2022.
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Folk on the Pier returns to Cromer this weekend
Cromer is about to burst into song and dance as the long-awaited return of the Folk on the Pier festival is almost here. And the gigs are not only happening at the pier’s Pavilion Theatre – there is also a ‘Folk on the Pier’ fringe programme with free gigs at venues including the White Horse, The Albion and Cromer Social Club.
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A round-up of the best US piers and boardwalks
There are dozens of boardwalks and piers dotting the American coastline from sea to shining sea. From the first boardwalk in the US, Atlantic City Boardwalk, to the historic Navy Pier in Chicago to the public utility-turned-tourist attraction Santa Monica Pier, take an old school stroll at America’s most iconic boardwalks and piers for funnel cakes, midway rides, and seaside fun in the sun.
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Looe’s Banjo Pier to play a key role in town’s flood defence plans
The plans for Looe include a flood barrier, a new breakwater and an extension of the Banjo pier. In 2017 a report by the Cornwall Development Company estimated floods in Looe had caused £39m worth of damage to homes and businesses between 2013 to 2017.
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A wonderful look back at Skegness Pier
Work to build the pier began in 1880, three years after the Earl of Scarborough had formed the Skegness Pier Company. Today, plans are in the pipeline to extend Skegness Pier to its original length, from its current 118m to its original 582m. Enjoy a stroll back in time with these pictures of the pier through the years.
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Clevedon Pier is set to host party for the Queen’s Jubilee
Clevedon Pier is set to host a party for the Queen’s Jubilee this June. The grade-1 listed pier will feature live entertainment, food and the all-important bunting on June 5. At the special event will be music from the Barnacle Buoys, Teresa de Roberto and Rock Choir North Somerset.
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Repair works undertaken at Great Yarmouth Britannia Pier
The front of Great Yarmouth’s iconic Britannia Pier is entirely covered in scaffolding due to repair work to replace poster boards. Pier manager Keegan Snell said wooden panels were rotten at the back and needed replacing for safety reasons.
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Mumbles Pier old lifeboat station up for sale!
It was previously granted planning to be turned into a restaurant – but is now up for sale to be used for residential purposes only. The property was built in 1934 with its pitched roof and T-shaped windows before closing its doors seven years ago. There is no set price but a similar unique offering recently went above the asking price of £170,000.
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£200,000 needed for deck repairs at Southport Pier
Tourism chiefs hope a significant cash influx of more than £200,000 will be enough to save the ‘rotting’ Southport pier. Council bosses have revealed this week in a report that a huge project of works will begin to replace the entire length of wooden decking if funding is agreed.
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New burger hut opens at Southend Pier
The Pier Burger Hut is now officially open at the end of the world-famous attraction, following a series of improvements by Southend Council. The council has invested a whopping £336,000 in the pier, with the restaurant at the end of the pier revamped and work set to take place on a new viewing platform and improved toilets.
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Pier-ing into the past at Penarth Pier!
Penarth Pier has seen some changes over the years – here we look back at some of the more recent ones.
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A wonderful look back at Eastbourne Pier
Nine lovely old pictures of Eastbourne’s iconic pier. The iconic landmark was designed by Victorian architect Eugenius Birch, and was opened on June 13, 1870 by Lord Edward Cavendish.
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