Wednesday, 10 July 2013
It was good to see so many people of all ages enjoying the Pier. There was a big school party from Leigh, lots pensions and a goodly sprinkling of pre school children and their families.
The Pier is important in Southport. It is now the second longest Pier in the country and the first cast iron structure of its type. Back in 1990 the council tried to close it. At a vote in full council the Pier was saved by one vote. After that the Pier Trust was formed and money raised to restore the structure
In its long life it has had many crisis-bits have collapsed in rough weather, fires, accidents ....The tram has swapped from steam to electric, to diesel ,and now we have a very fine state of the art machine which one day we would love to see run all the way up to the Chapel St Railway station.
Posted by iain at Wednesday, July 10, 2013