Birnbeck Pier, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset
Local traders were not happy about the fact that many thousands of trippers arriving by steamer from Wales never reached the town centre because there was so much to do on Birnbeck Pier. In 1890 the pier offered a theatre of wonders, alpine railway, shooting gallery, park swings, merry go round, tea and coffee rooms, bar, bandstand, photographic studios, switchback, waterchute, flying machine, helter skelter, maze, bioscope, cake walk and zigzag slide. On an average August Bank Holiday…
In pictures – 10 shots of Weston-super-Mare to take you back in time
Here at the Mercury, we are always receiving wonderful pictures of Weston-super-Mare looking at its best. This week, we have delved into our archives to find more pictures of the town’s streets and attractions down the years.
Birnbeck Pier 1870 this shows the pier soon after it opened. The Friends of the Old Pier Societ. builder Eugenius Birch opened in 1867, the only British pier that links the mainland with an island. closed to the public since 1994 and is included on the 'At Risk' Register compiled by English Heritage. purchased in 2006 by Manchester-based property development company Urban Splash -successful projects: the revamped Royal William Yard in Plymouth and The Rotunda in Birmingham
E.M. Trevor & Son Ltd, Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset
Article Published in the Illustrated Bristol News 1962. THE FASHION HOUSE OF E. M. TREVOR and Son Ltd. is a firm conscious of the part it has played in setting the trend of fashion for women in Weston-super-Mare for almost 60 years. And, perhaps even more important, it is very much aware of the role it plays today as a store with a reputation for supplying the best in women's clothes to a discriminating clientele. So insistent is the present Managing Director, Mr. Reginald Trevor, that his…
7 nostalgic shots of Weston-super-Mare during Christmas
CHRISTMAS lights in the high street, nativity plays and snowy days have all become part of Weston-super-Mare’s festivities. Take a trip down memory lane with some of our snowy and celebratory pictures from down the years.