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OrmeMac

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Re: Llandudno Pier
« Reply #1020 on: March 24, 2019, 04:59:13 PM »
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Good news!
Iíve been told today that the green light has been given to get the extensive repairs done to the pier near the Happy Valley gates.
It will begin quite soon, but it will mean quite serious disruption throughout the summer season, for approximately four months.
Access is likely to be quite severely restricted because itís a major job to pull up a large stretch of decking, then the beams underneath, and then replace the steel girders underneath that.
It also involves taking the side railings off the pier.
However, you canít make an omelette without breaking eggs, so letís be thankful itís getting done!

Wonder if that means the Pier's owner has come to an arrangement over the Pavilion redevelopment as he said he wouldn't do work on the pier till he knew its future was secure.

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« Reply #1021 on: March 24, 2019, 05:23:05 PM »
No, no arrangement.
Itís a straightforward business decision.
If he didnít get it fixed, then the Health and Safety Guys, and the fire brigade were likely to force him to limit the amount of people allowed on the pier.
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« Reply #1022 on: March 25, 2019, 10:35:46 AM »
You are right Fester we did the steel and decking along from your old kiosk and the bend to the grand in the early 70 s, that part they will be doing takes a battering so has to be done, that work doesn't come cheap either.

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« Reply #1023 on: March 25, 2019, 12:31:18 PM »
I noticed that some of the lighting mounted on the handrails by the Play Area has recently been replaced. It looks as though the original cast iron standards (dating back to 1876) have been sawn off and replaced with what looks like scaffolding poles with a light stuck on top?

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« Reply #1024 on: June 14, 2019, 09:53:05 AM »
One for the young ones.

CBeebies favourites Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Chris Jarvis and Robert the Robot were in the region earlier this week shooting a one-off special episode of Stargazing.
The mini-series introduces children to the wonders of the night sky and the universe.

Some of the locations included on the cable cars of the the Great Orme, the town's beach and Llandudno Pier, where they set up their 'mission control' , the episode, which is that's due to be aired next month.
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Re: Llandudno Pier
« Reply #1025 on: July 12, 2019, 01:49:06 PM »
Just put my question about the pier in the pavillion thread accidently..

but as well as that, don't miss cbeebies next friday for stargazing, all filmed on Sunday 9th June :)

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« Reply #1026 on: November 17, 2019, 10:41:33 AM »
AN AUTHOR is making an appeal for information on the piers of North Wales.

Anthony Poulton-Smith, who lives in Tamworth would particularly like facts, figures and anecdotes about the Llandudno, Colwyn Bay, Bangor and Beaumaris piers.

He said: ďI am producing a book looking at the piers of Britain. Rather than the structures, my book will concentrate on those who frequented these very British structures. Those who ran the kiosks, performed maintenance tasks, operated turnstiles, worked the attractions, performed themselves, or helped to allow the many vessels which used the pier as a docking place.

ďDo you or your friends and families have any memories and/or photographs of the local piers you would be willing to share? If so, drop me a line at anthony_poulton_smith@hotmail.com or call 07562 653565.                                     ref Pioneer



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Re: Llandudno Pier
« Reply #1027 on: November 19, 2019, 11:40:36 AM »
I was told yesterday that structural repair work under the Happy Valley Road entrance is due to start in January
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Re: Llandudno Pier
« Reply #1028 on: November 19, 2019, 04:26:48 PM »
Hope the weather is kind 😢 Worked on there the early 70 s hard work in the winter, we put the steel / decking round there then.

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Re: Llandudno Pier........PS. Waverley returning
« Reply #1029 on: March 12, 2020, 01:28:02 PM »
THE paddle steamer Waverley is set to return to the North Wales coast this summer.    ref Pioneer

The ship, is the last sea going paddle steamer in the world and was taken out of service in 2019 as her two boilers had failed an inspection and had to be replaced.

A fund to raise the £2.3 million required for the work. Earlier this year that target was reached and the ship was taken to a Clydeside repair yard to be dry docked and fitted with new boilers. This involved removing the shipís two funnels to give access to the boiler room, in what could be described as maritime open heart surgery. Both boilers were then be removed in addition to the electrical generators which were also replaced.

During the dry docking there was some steel renewals in the boiler room before the new boilers are installed.
The annual hull survey work and hull painting was scheduled to be completed during the docking.
Some additional work will also be undertaken on the hull around the dining saloon and galley during this refit.

Once the work has been completed she will return to her normal pattern of sailing on excursions around the British coast.

A spokesman for Waverley Excursions Ltd, who operate the ship, said: ďWe are intending to offer a variety of trips out of Llandudno, however our timetable is yet to be confirmed.Ē

In the past PS Waverley has sailed on day excursions along the Welsh coast from Llandudno pier and Liverpool, as well as in the Bristol Channel, the South Coast and in Scottish waters.

The ship was immensely popular with the public in North Wales and each season carried thousands of day trippers along the coast and to the Menai Strait and Anglesey. PS Waverley was built on Clydeside in 1947.         ( A good year, and that's two good things to come out of Glasgow that year   ;) )


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« Reply #1030 on: March 20, 2020, 05:09:35 PM »
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Llandudno pier boss warns next six months are 'about survival'
Adam Williams said saving lives was the priority but he hopes hospitality sector will also be supported

The next six months ďwill be about survivalĒ warned the owner of Llandudno Pier as the hospitality sector prepares to battle through the coronavirus crisis.

Adam Williams, who runs Tir Prince Leisure Group, said everything else was on hold in his business and for everyone else in hospitality.

While he said the absolute first priority had to be saving lives he hoped businesses would be helped to survive as well.

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Re: Llandudno Pier
« Reply #1031 on: March 21, 2020, 12:06:53 PM »
Llandudno Pier

Llandudno Pier will be closed until further notice as of today. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our traders and customers for their loyal support and to state that we will be back once the country has got this disease under control. We hope that you all stay safe in these very worrying times.

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