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Re: Llandudno Pier
« Reply #435 on: June 15, 2013, 02:55:38 PM »
I cannot see any large cruise ships, ME.

Anyway, I hope the weather hold out.  $sunny$
 
Apparently, the end of the pier is closed this evening for a wedding reception.   

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« Reply #436 on: June 15, 2013, 05:11:49 PM »
I hope Fester has an invite or he will be sneaking in. :laugh:

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« Reply #437 on: June 16, 2013, 07:48:02 PM »
Apparently it went on til 2am!      I should have stayed open, for the drunkards...  ZXZ
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« Reply #438 on: June 27, 2013, 02:05:47 PM »
At long last.....  $good$

WORK will start on the landing stage of a famed pier as the attraction's owners take over the project.
The responsibility for structural work on fenders on Llandudno pier has been passed from Conwy County Borough Council to owners Six Piers Ltd

Delays on the project were announced early in April - putting a hold on plans by Waverley Excursions to run trips from the pier in May and June.

Plans to improve the fenders on the pier started in June of 2012, with a £200,000 investment from Gwynt y Môr windfarm operators RWE npower renewables.

The original aim of planners was to have the work completed by this year's summer season, allowing ships - such as the Waverley and the Balmoral - to dock at the pier, and returning Llandudno to its status as a stop-off point on seaside excursion routes..

Simon Mason, general manager of the pier, said the company was looking to begin work within two weeks, and aimed for a completion date of September 3 - in time for the arrival of the Waverley.

He said: "It's been decided it would make financial sense for it to be handed over to Six Piers, and we're looking to have it ready by September, in time for the Waverley to come in.

"Obviously that's quite a tight time scale, but that's our aim."

He added that MP Marine, which already carries out some structural and decking work on the pier, had been chosen to work on the fenders.

Jim Jones, section head for Tourism and Community Development at Conwy, said: "Work will be carried out by Six Piers and is due to start very shortly; it’s expected to take about 10 weeks in total. The aim is to complete in early September (subject to weather conditions)"

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Re: Llandudno Pier
« Reply #439 on: June 27, 2013, 02:55:59 PM »
Good news indeed as I still have a trip on the Waverley booked and paid for.
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Re: Llandudno Pier
« Reply #440 on: July 05, 2013, 08:05:38 PM »
I had to chuckle at this sign posted on the Landing Stage:

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« Reply #441 on: July 05, 2013, 09:19:52 PM »
Written by Yoda was that?  :laugh:
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« Reply #442 on: July 06, 2013, 12:02:03 AM »
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Written by Yoda was that?  :laugh:

Ha ha, Yoda... amusing was that, Merddin!
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Re: Llandudno Pier
« Reply #443 on: July 06, 2013, 07:13:59 AM »
Llandudno Pier got a mention from Timothy West on Radio 4 at about 6.15 this morning.  He is President or something of the British Pier Society. :D
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« Reply #444 on: July 06, 2013, 08:50:57 AM »
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« Reply #445 on: July 06, 2013, 07:11:42 PM »
We took a walk along the pier this afternoon and we were surprised to notice how narrow it is in several places near the spur by the second pier entrance caused by the ongoing replacement of wooden decking.

The pier itself was heaving with visitors, which is great to see.

However, if there was an emergency anywhere on the pier beyond that point and towards the end of the pier then it would be a major problem for everyone to exit the pier quickly as there are only those narrow exits.

One exit only !!

It would also be absolutely impossible for an emergency vehicle to squeeze through those narrow gaps no more than ten foot wide.

Why the repair work could not have been carried out during the winter months, I do not know but, hopefully, it won’t be too long before the repair work is completed.

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Re: Llandudno Pier
« Reply #446 on: July 06, 2013, 07:33:46 PM »
 Thank goodness for the Wales Air Ambulance, and the Inshore Lifeboat!   $walesflag$
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« Reply #447 on: July 06, 2013, 10:40:13 PM »
Whilst browsing 'twitter' I was surprised to find Llandudno described as a "semi-deserted town in wales" but "with a sketchy pier", mind they also think everyone at the Maenan Abbey is extremely posh!

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« Reply #448 on: July 07, 2013, 12:07:55 AM »
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Whilst browsing 'twitter' I was surprised to find Llandudno described as a "semi-deserted town in wales" but "with a sketchy pier", mind they also think everyone at the Maenan Abbey is extremely posh!

Arguably, that is a fair description of Llandudno, depending on one's perspective.
Some days it is not semi-deserted, it is in fact a ghost town.
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« Reply #449 on: July 07, 2013, 08:34:49 AM »
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Some days it is not semi-deserted, it is in fact a ghost town.

Let's be grateful then for the triathlon last weekend.

Fester, now you are agreeing with me !!  :o



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Thank goodness for the Wales Air Ambulance, and the Inshore Lifeboat!   $walesflag$

There are five major buildings at the end of the pier and they are all wooden

Supposing one of them goes on fire this afternoon?