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Piers

Theme Calendar - Piers

Featuring 12 captioned photos of Piers. A4 sized calendar, opening to A3.

Piers
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Piers

This selection of vintage photographs shows some of our finest piers in their heyday, recalling their glory days when seaside piers were at the heart of the traditional British family holiday.

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Caption for Aberystwyth, The Pier Entrance 1925: The pier was another Birch-designed affair, his only one in Wales. It opened in 1865, and gained itself a pavilion in 1896. The pavilion remains well used today, though there is no access to what remains of the neck, which has decayed over the years.

Memories of Aberystwyth

As a student at Aber 1944-48 I used the Bing Kee (spelling as I remember it) laundry when I could afford it. Bing Kee and his wife seemed to be very old but there were two daughters (or possibly grand-daughters) of my generation. One was particularly attractive, but they were rarely on duty in the (...Read full memory)

I have a bookmark with this exact same photo that my Welsh pen friend sent me c.1960. (I'm in America.) It has several other pics of Aberystwyth, and says "BOOKMARK BY FIRTHS" at the bottom.

As a student at Aber 1944-48 I used the Bing Kee (spelling as I remember it) laundry when I could afford it. Bing Kee and his wife seemed to be very old but there were two daughters (or possibly grand-daughters) of my generation. One was particularly attractive, but they were rarely on duty in the (...Read full memory)

I was born in 62 North Parade, Aberystwyth and lived next door to a very busy Gwalia Garage run by my grandfather Charles Abel Jones and his four sons. During the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II the street was alive with celebration, with buntings hung along its length, and on the day we all sat on rows of tables in the (...Read full memory)

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