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Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare on fire

(11 Posts)
FourArms Mon 28-Jul-08 08:02:11

What a shame right at the start of the holiday season. We were only on it a few weeks ago and they were doing loads of work ready for the summer.

BBC story here

DustyTV Mon 28-Jul-08 08:15:08

I'm watching it on the news now, it's awful isn't it. Just completely gone. sad such a sad shame.

Slouchy Mon 28-Jul-08 08:22:46

Oh, what a shame. Piers are vulnerable ti fire aren't they?

As an aside, do you think the local reporter Nigel Dando is related to Jill Dando? She came from Weston, didn't she?

Cies Mon 28-Jul-08 08:26:04

What a shame. sad

And after a complete revamp so recently.

southeastastra Mon 28-Jul-08 08:35:28

blimey how awful, just seen it on tv, very sad

tortoiseSHELL Mon 28-Jul-08 08:44:36

It's quite shocking isn't it! I was going to take the kids to Weston over the holiday - I hope they can salvage something of the season (though obviously not on the pier).

bubblerock Mon 28-Jul-08 08:59:33

Very sad, we used to go there when I was young. Feel sorry for all the people who worked there, just gearing up for the summer season sad

BabieWabbit Mon 28-Jul-08 10:40:44

It's so awful sad It was only last week that I was there...

tiredemma Mon 28-Jul-08 10:52:57

Nigel Dando is the brother of Jill Dando.

Wolfgirl Mon 28-Jul-08 11:55:26

Yes, I was there last weekend with my family and step-son etc. we all had our bag of 2ps and had real fun. LO's had some rides outside....

Can't believe it. Its just so sad! sad

beansprout Mon 28-Jul-08 13:04:10

The BBC reporter covering this is awful. If he uses the phrase "up in smoke" one more time....!

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