Colwyn Bay Victoria Pier, North Wales

Colwyn Bay Victoria Pier, North Wales, September 2011

Spans:Irish Sea
Design:Maynall & Littlewood
Construction:Braced cast iron columns, steel girders, timber deck members
Year opened:1900
Original length:(i) 67m; (ii) 229m, 1903
Present length:229m
Fire:1922, 1933, 1935
Restoration:1903, 1917, 1954, 1964-9, 2004-present

Victoria Pier’s third Pavilion was opened in 1934 and is a unique construction for a seaside pier building. In its day it was at the cutting edge of both building techniques and modernist/art deco design with the pavilion incorporating murals by the famous war artist Eric Ravilious. The pier has been in gradual decline since the early 1990s and its condition continues to deteriorate, despite several attempts to resurrect it. The local council has applied to the Heritage Lottery Fund for £4.9 million towards the restoration.

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Colwyn Bay Victoria Pier
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