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« Reply #180 on: October 16, 2011, 09:07:28 PM »
I was saying to Merddin Emrys the other day how there must be photos of the Tusons interior in existence somewhere. Indeed, there are very few photos of the Pavilion's interior at all apart from the early postcards, a real shame.

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« Reply #181 on: October 16, 2011, 10:06:24 PM »
Here's a good one..

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« Reply #182 on: October 16, 2011, 10:19:00 PM »
This rather smoky image of the back of the hall from 1962 is the only one I could see:

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« Reply #183 on: October 16, 2011, 10:36:26 PM »
Here is a video from 63 years ago.

No doubt many will recognise the railings at the beginning.

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and another from 1956 showing bits.

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« Reply #184 on: October 18, 2011, 03:08:06 PM »
Why are all those people saluting Hitler?
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« Reply #185 on: December 20, 2011, 07:40:01 PM »
One of the first newspaper adverts, inviting people to subscribe for shares in order to build Llandudno Pier. North Wales Chronicle, February 13th 1869:

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« Reply #186 on: December 20, 2011, 11:44:38 PM »
Hmm, so given that the act of parliament required to build the pier was only sought and granted in 1875.then it either took 6 years to raise the capital required, or there was some other obstacle to going ahead promptly?

The first pile was driven in July 1876 I believe.
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DaveR

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« Reply #187 on: December 21, 2011, 08:07:16 AM »
Probably raising the money was the problem, there was a multitude of these schemes at that time.

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« Reply #188 on: December 21, 2011, 09:00:13 AM »
Yes indeed, my book on the subject tells me that every coastal town (or resort??) went Pier mad.

Its astonishing when you think of how many piers there were...Rhos on sea, Rhyl, ... sad really that the vast majority of them became monuments to bad investment decisions.
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« Reply #189 on: December 21, 2011, 08:16:38 PM »
Here's an interesting snippet I found from, I think, 1898. Apparently, part of the Swimming Baths in the Pavilion's basement was converted into a small theatre - I'd never heard that mentioned before:

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« Reply #190 on: December 21, 2011, 11:55:22 PM »
The guy could play the violin, the cornet...and deal cards and serve drinks, all with his feet???
I would have thought that act would have packed out the pavilion itself, never mind a theatre underneath it!

He certainly sounds armless enough.  L0L L0L
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« Reply #191 on: December 26, 2011, 10:27:02 AM »
In the winter 2011 edition of the Paddle steamer preservation society news (Paddle Wheels) the Senior Master Andy O`Brian writes that
they have high hopes of seeing repairs to Llandudno Pier, which would allow them to expand North Wales sailings.
If this is true it is good news, but I have not seen it mentioned on the forum.
Does anyone on here know of any effort being made to carry out repairs to the pierhead ?

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« Reply #192 on: December 26, 2011, 10:37:20 AM »
There was a lot of equipment at the end of the pier when I walked down on the 23rd.


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« Reply #193 on: December 26, 2011, 10:44:15 AM »
MP Marine are carrying out repair work to the structure of the Pierhead itself, rather than to the Landing Stage. Unless grant money is obtained (which is a possibility), no work will be done on the Landing Stage. Six Piers Ltd are struggling to keep up with maintenance on the Pier itself.  :(

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« Reply #194 on: January 16, 2012, 09:34:33 AM »
There is a very nice half-page photograph down the length of pier in today's Daily Post although I recall a very similar (not identical) photograph appeared on this forum before Xmas.

We recently walked down the pier and it seemed to us there are several new memorial benches.

In fact, I counted 40 in total from the fishing tackle shop down to the amusement arcade towards the end of the pier.