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R.I.P Weston-super-Mare's/my Pier

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28 Jul 2008
By tigertron
As you've may or may not have seen on the news, the pier in Weston-super-Mare has been totally destroyed, so we've basically lost our biggest tourist attraction...

It's a great shame because whenever my friends and I got bored during the day we would just go on the arcades , good fun really. Also, it's just been apart of our heritage, it's 108 years old and it's been apart of all our lives. :(

Here are a couple of pics I took outside my house, and believe me, the smoke is much bigger than that seen on the TV.

http://i37.tinypic.com/2z5vpnb.jpg

http://i36.tinypic.com/2nhp8b7.jpg

R.I.P.
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cuttertree wrote:

Bummer!! 

 

Lets hope the residents of weston super mare don't mind council tax hikes to pay for it to be rebuilt.  The council is supposedly going to make a contribution towards its rebuild.




It'll have to, the pier is the main tourist attraction.
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I'm curious how something so big with so much "attraction/tourist"  jus got burned down so easily. Was no one there or something?
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It happened at 7.30am, so everything was closed at that time, fortunatly no one was hurt.
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Sorry to hear that.

i read about this yesterday on the NME website. The cover of 'Roll with It' by Oasis was shot on the beach and had the pier in the background. Some of the early Beatles covers were done there as well, dunno which ones.

 

http://www.officialvinyl.com/images/Oasis%20Roll%20With%20It%20Vinyl.jpg

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This is sad.

I wish I had a pier :(
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The1337 wrote:
This is sad.

I wish I had a pier :(

Me 2:smileysad: Looks like i will just have to build a bridge over my 3ft wide pond :smileyhappy:

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MY PIER *cries*

 

bloody loved it, and it owned southends or brightons - we had  a 2 floor go-kart racetrack built on it

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No! MY pier! XD

Well, it wasn't that good, but it provided us with something to do if we got bored during the day. I'll miss those arcades... :(

 

Hopefully they'll make a nice new modern pier  which will provide even more (and hopefully won't be as tacky as the front part of the pier is), and whilst we're on the subject of redevelopment, I wish they'd sort the Tropicana and Burnbeck pier out too...(for those that don't know, we have two piers...well...one now, one old derelict one).

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tigertron wrote:

No! MY pier! XD

Well, it wasn't that good, but it provided us with something to do if we got bored during the day. I'll miss those arcades... :(

 

Hopefully they'll make a nice new modern pier  which will provide even more (and hopefully won't be as tacky as the front part of the pier is), and whilst we're on the subject of redevelopment, I wish they'd sort the Tropicana and Burnbeck pier out too...(for those that don't know, we have two piers...well...one now, one old derelict one).


Maybe is was a insurance scam so they can make a better one :smileysurprised:

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Whoever thought of building stuff on a giant thing on stilts in the sea was stupid. They probably had firetrucks there within minutes but then they must've thought 'umm hey, how do we get our truck to where the fire is?'.
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