Weston Super Mare, The Grand Pier c.1955
Photo ref: W69079
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This pier was built in 1904, and the pavilion at the end was rebuilt after a fire in 1930. This was used as a theatre for shows, dances and amusements. By the 1950s bingo had become popular, and the walkway down the pier was covered.

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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.

Memories of Weston-super-Mare, the Grand Pier c1955

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. These memories are of Weston Super Mare, The Grand Pier c.1955

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I remember riding on an old wooden rollercoaster inside the pavilion on the Grand Pier in 1962 or 1963 called The Figure of Eight. I was around about 6 years old and the next time I went to Weston, probably the following year, the ride was gone. Now I can't find out anything about the ride and it is as if it never existed. What happened to it and why no photos or info now?