News Archive For: 2009

Happy birthday Grand Pier!

The Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare will quietly celebrate its 106th birthday on Saturday.

On 7th November 1903 work started on the building of the original Grand Pier. The contractors were Mayoh & Hayley of London. The celebration will be low-key because the focus of the company is directed completely towards the rebuilding.

The Grand Pier always has a bursting email box with followers from around the world. Recently received was an email from Anne Mayoh, the grand-daughter of Arthur Mayoh, of Mayoh & Hayley. Anne is also the daughter of Karl Mayoh who worked on the Pier in 1931. She now...

Grand Pier finds solution to latest weather problem

With force 8 gales predicted over the next few days, the first barge working on the Grand Pier will be moved today to Cardiff docks and return on Monday 5th October, weather permitting.

Although this will slow down the progress this week on the decking that is currently being laid, a solution has been found so that work will be able to press ahead and keep on track.

The mobilization of the third barge and crane is being brought forward and a more expensive option is being used. The new barge will be a jack-up barge and is less susceptible to weather conditions.

Kerry Michael joint Pier...

Olympic handover flag to be raised at Grand Pier

Olympic handover flag to be raised at Grand Pier

Weston-super-Mare has been chosen as one of the towns to fly an Olympic flag high in the sky to mark the day England becomes the event’s host nation.

The emblem will be raised at the Grand Pier on Sunday at 2.30pm.

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games announced this week that the resort will feature the Olympic Handover Flag to celebrate the moment when London becomes the official host city.

It will be put up simultaneously with other specially-chosen areas in the UK.

Local sports stars and potential future Olympians Sarah Clark, Rebecca Maslin and Natasha Maslin, will...

Scores turn out to Grand Pier service

Hundreds of people turned out to a special memorial service at Weston’s Grand Pier on Saturday.

The event was held to mark the life of the attraction, which was partially-destroyed by fire last month. The inter-denominational service was held by Reverend Richard Taylor, the rector of the resort’s parish church of St John the Baptist in Lower Church Road. The ceremony was organised with help from Weston Churches Together.