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Morecambe Pier

Postby EAS » 19 Jun 2009, 08:21

A bit of nostalgia courtesy of the Lancaster Guardian:

http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/nost ... 5175930.jp
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Postby mrjimlowe » 15 Jul 2009, 00:26

Hello

Here are some pictures I took in 1984 showing the closed down Central Pier at Morecambe. .
It was a very dull and rainy day around the spring bank holiday.
The Central Pier was demolished in 1992

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Postby Neil » 15 Jul 2009, 14:38

Thanks for the pictures. I didn't know Morecambe used to have a pier, although I suppose it's not suprising. Morecambe must be a shadow of its former self, but you can still have a decent half day there. They've got a fun fair next to the Dome for the summer and I like the retro ice cream van. The woman who runs it seems friendly. Hopefully something can be done with the Frontierland site, as it seems to have been derelict for quite a time.

Might check out Morecambe's fortune teller when I'm back in Lancaster after the summer. I've been wanting to visit a fortune teller after getting into Derren Brown. I don't want to spend more than a tenner though so I'll need to check out prices. I've been looking into some recently and was surprised at how much they cost, although having never been to one I don't know what you get for your money.
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Postby EAS » 19 Jul 2009, 11:31

There was a piece in this week's Guardian about UK holidays, which also mentioned the Midland Hotel as being a good place to visit.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2009/j ... ycationing

I agree!

From a piece last year:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/ ... ure.design
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Postby mrjimlowe » 19 Jul 2009, 12:12

There were actually 2 piers at Morecambe. One was the Central pier (1869-1992) and the other the west end pier (1896-1978). So my 1984 picture will actually be the Central Pier.

There was a website comprehensively listed all UK piers past and present but it seems to have disappeared.

The Piers Society website does list the 2 Morecambe piers with links to pictures:

http://piers.org.uk/index.php?option=com_search&Itemid=5&searchword=Morecambe&submit=Search&searchphrase=any&ordering=newest

Here is their Lost Piers page which is very good:

http://piers.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=126
The Heritage Trail site is mostly to do with existing piers:

http://www.theheritagetrail.co.uk/Image_Library/section.php/48/1/f89c759ce57ab4731456afb2efa91c00
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Postby EAS » 19 Aug 2009, 06:58

More piers, courtesy of Tom Dyckhoff in the Times:

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/ ... 349958.ece
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