SH8579 : Traces of Colwyn Bay Victoria Pier

taken 3 years ago, near to Colwyn Bay, Conwy, Great Britain

Traces of Colwyn Bay Victoria Pier
Traces of Colwyn Bay Victoria Pier
The Victoria Pier saw its physical demise between the 1st February 2017 and the 15th May 2018, when the last part of the pavilion and the immediate substructure underneath were pulled down. The columns for the first three bays have been retained, and will be used in the partial reconstruction of the pier, hoped to start in early 2019. This new structure will be approximately 40 metres long, and will use some of the pier's original balustrades. Its square, open-ended girder structure allows for future extension, which is being planned for the long term by the Colwyn Victoria Pier Trust.

This picture closely reflects the viewpoint featuring on many historical postcards of the pier, up until the 1970s. These were either taken from the railway station, or the steep bank joining onto the promenade. I chose to ascend the bank, difficult when carrying a large camera bag with two cameras (one being a heavy Zenith 80 medium-format camera, for experimental purposes)! Here are several historical views, at this approximate position:
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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 22 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport 
Place (from Tags)
Colwyn Bay 
Primary Subject of Photo
Pier  Column  Promenade 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 852 791 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:17.8047N 3:43.4089W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 852 791
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Colwyn Bay Pier  Victoria Pier 

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