Weston Super Mare, The Grand Pier 1904
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'Pier now open', says one of the notices - 1904 was the year the general public could tread the boards of Weston's second pier. Another notice talks of special rates for railway passengers, indicating just how important trains were in bringing visitors to this and other resorts.

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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.

A Selection of Memories from Weston-super-Mare

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our website to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was, prompted by the photographs in our archive. Here are some from Weston-super-Mare

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Iam Weston born and bred from the age of 8 to15 I worked-with the Drew family on the beach with the donkeys and carriages from 1963-1970 I must have had my photo taken hundreds of times yet can't find any anyway of that time our stand was by the first aid post I would love to know if any one out there has any photos of that time I drove a train called the 6-5 special which later became the Apollo space ...see more