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Birnbeck Pier, known locally as the Old Pier, stands on the North Somerset coastline at Weston-super-Mare. Built between 1864 and 1867, it is a unique structure, being the only British pier that links the mainland to an island. Over its lifetime it...more
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Birnbeck Road | Madeira Cove, Weston-super-Mare BS23 2BT, England
This was the old pier where in the Victorian era large boats brought thousands of tourists from Wales. Now it is a rusting ruin and the rooves are badly damaged. You cannot walk on to the pier as the decking is unsafe. The only joys...More
We had such a pleasant and memorable visit to Western-Super-Mare yesterday made more so by the dedicated volunteers of The Birnbeck Regeneration Trust.
As we viewed the sorry state of (at one time) a very important pier we were joined by Peter, one of the...More
this is a wonderful but tragic historical feature in Weston super mare
what a shame such a great pier is left to rot
we need to try and keep them if we can
it is worth stopping and taking photographs and remembering its history if...More
As a young boy many years ago, this was a place all youngster would visit and walk to the island. The Cardiff queen ferry used to pick up passengers and it was a landmark weston was proud of.
Its now gone to rot and the...More
We stumbled across the pier on a mooch about having seen it from a couple of pictures while out and about
We got talking to a couple of people who said that there has been a mass of money wasted on it, which seems such...More