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    DescriptionSubject to both natural and man-made dangers, of the ninety-one pleasure piers that once decorated the British coastline, just fifty-five remain. For over a century, the Grand Pier at Weston has stood as a prominent symbol of this British seaside tradition. For over sixty years, the Grand Pier was owned and run by successive generations of one family, the Brenners. This book is also the story of how they constantly updated and improved the pier, ensuring its popularity with tourists continued into the twenty-first century. But the Grand Pier has also seen its fair share of disaster. The pier rose from the ashes of a devastating fire in 1930 to enjoy a period of great success between the wars. A second fire destroyed the famous pavilion in 2008, and whether the pier can return once again to its former glory remains to be seen. This book illustrates the history of this outstanding example of seaside piers, with memories and anecdotes from the people who owned it, worked on it or simply loved it.


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    Title
    The Grand Pier at Weston-Super-Mare
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sharon Poole
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 170 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 290 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780752449906
    ISBN 10: 0752449907
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.6
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: WQH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKEWS
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    DC22: 942.396
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKEWS
    Thema V1.0: WQH
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    The History Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Stroud