Did you know Weston Super Mare had two piers?
I didn't and I've visited this area many times up till my late 20's.
I've normally parked on the south beach front as I've had small kids with me and only ever made it as far as the Grand Pier which opened in 1904 and never walked outside of the tourist area.
Birnbeck Pier is a Grade 2 listed Pier and is located to the north of Weston Super Mare. It is the only pier that links the mainland to an island. It opened in 1867 and was finally closed to the public in 1994 and the RNLI relocated in 2015 when part of the pier collapsed in storms.
In February 2020, North Somerset Council started a compulsory purchase order on the pier. The plan is to transfer it to the RNLI to allow them better access for their access to the water. The CPO was agreed in July 2020.
Oh wow. I've not been to Weston in years but I knew nothing about this pier and it certainly looks very distinctive.ReplyDelete
Glad I'm not the only one who hadn't heard of itDelete
Fascinating history - thanks for sharing. #MySundayPhotoReplyDelete
What a cool piece of history.ReplyDelete
How interesting. I had no idea about a 2nd pier xReplyDelete
I did know, but that's kind of where I'm from. Funnily enough my partner and I were talking about the two piers the other day. #mysundayphotoReplyDelete
I can't believe I never knew it existedDelete
Now that is a real pier, it looks so full of character. I don't think I've ever visited Weston beforeReplyDelete
Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto
I've not been to Weston for a long time, it hadn't changed muchDelete
That's very interesting to read. I had no idea that was there either!ReplyDelete
Glad I'm not the only oneDelete
That is really interesting. I had no idea about the 2nd pier xReplyDelete
Really surprised me alsoDelete