Britain’s endangered seaside piers

monlcer down jackets Ryde Pier in July 1814; by the mid 20th Century, Britain had 100 more. But a wave of post war changes, including the increased ease of air travel and destruction of railway moncler jacket sale lines, meant that British holidaymakers started heading abroad, taking their money with them. With less revenue, owners had moncler sale outlet more and more difficulty maintaining (and insuring) old wooden structures cheap moncler jackets continually buffeted by sea, wind and, often, fire. Today, only 55 of Britain’s piers survive. monlcer down jackets

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moncler outlet Victoria Pier in Colwyn Bay, North Wales, once had a 2,500 seat grand pavilion, 600 seat theatre and 750ft (229m) promenade. Its main pavilion burned down in 1922 and again in 1933, while another fire the same year destroyed the theatre. Despite repairs, the pier began to decline in the mid 20th Century as fewer visitors came to its variety shows, concerts and shops. When the last private owner was declared bankrupt in 2008, the pier closed. moncler outlet store In March 2014, the local council approved a cheap moncler plan to demolish the structure. moncler outlet

cheap moncler coats Although local groups are still fighting to save the pier, the outlook is bleak, particularly after the Heritage Lottery Fund which has funded other pier restorations rejected a 9.6 million application to rebuild it in May 2015. Discussions remain ongoing, and the National Piers Society (NPS) lists it as one of Britain’s six most threatened boardwalks. (Credit: Malbraman/Alamy)” cheap moncler coats

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cheap moncler outlet Bangor Pier, 20 miles south of Colwyn Bay. Built in Moncler Outlet 1896, with cast iron columns and ornate moncler outlet steel handrails along its 1,550ft (472m) length, the pier fell into such disrepair that it was closed in 1971 for safety reasons. The City Council fought moncler outlet jackets the decision to demolish it and managed moncler outlet sale to get it added as a listed and therefore protected building. It eventually reopened in 1988. While the Bangor Pier is in far better condition than its Colwyn Bay neighbour, it needs further restoration, which the council estimates could cost some 2 million. Bangor City Council’s bid for up to 80,000 in funding was rejected by the Heritage Lottery Fund in June 2015, leaving supporters scrambling for other options. (Credit: Peter Braddock/Alamy)” cheap moncler outlet

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cheap moncler sale Birnbeck Pier links a tiny island of the same name to the Somerset town of Weston super Mare. But it may not for much longer. After decades of declining fortunes including competition from the more centrally located Grand Pier Birnbeck Pier closed to the public in 1994. Since then, the pier has passed through the hands of several owners, none of whom have managed to get it up and running. Campaigners to save the pier including Monty Python https://www.moncleroutlett.com comedian and Weston super Mare native John Cleese are hoping that things will change under the new owner, CNM Estates, who purchased the pier in October 2014. This photo shows the decrepit state the pier was in even before storms buffeted the pier again in January 2015, crumpling its woodwork and leaving it at severe risk of collapse. (Credit: Redorbital Photography/Alamy)” cheap moncler sale.

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