Town rejects council’s vote to demolish pier


We need to spread the word. There are so many people in Conwy not aware this is going on. Great post

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pier-demolition-news17 Dec 2013Conwy council has voted to demolish Colwyn Bay’s Victoria pier – just six months after the pier was awarded a £594,900 development grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Back then, the headlines reflected public (and official) optimism over the pier’s future. So, what’s changed in six months?

The original estimates cited by the council in 2010 were:

♦ Demolition of pier: £1.2m
♦ Rebuilding the basic pier (as a “boardwalk”):  £3.5m
♦ Rebuilding pier + “basic pavilion”: £5.5m

New figures were cited for the demolition vote (Dec 2013):

♦ Demolition: £1m
♦ Basic “boardwalk” pier refurbishment: £3.7m
♦ Pier refurbishment + new kiosks: £4.1m
♦ Pier + main pavilion refurbishment:  £8.9m
♦ Pier refurbishment + new build (as per HLF bid): £11.5m

The figure of “£15m” that you may have seen in media reports refers to the £11.5m figure, but with £4m (approx)…

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Mystery Early 60’s Lambretta Wedding Movie!


love this. why is old cine so special

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25-wi-lambretta-03Lambretta Bride

http://www.wimbledonguardian.co.uk/video/2486002597001/?ref=vidshare

This is a wonderful piece of social history, a wedding video featuring a whole brace of Lambrettas from the the Mitcham Goons Scooter Club…

It was found at a car boot sale in Wimbledon by the son of a film historian, Barry Littlechild.

I think it dates from the early 60’s… judging by the machines (several Series 2’s) and it’s probably something to do with the movie “Come September“, starring Rock Hudson and Gina Lollobrigida, which came out in 61. So, does anybody know anymore? Who’s the bride? Were you a member of the Mitcham Goons? If you were, or you know more of the story, please let me know – I’d love to follow this up… or let the guys at the Wimbledon Guardian know direct. The full story is here, on the Wimbledon Guardian website.

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