Enjoy listening to a short talk before engaging in debate and discussion around that topic
We’ll be joined by Dr Anya Chapman on Tuesday 7 May from 7:30pm until 9pm (doors open at 6:30pm) No need to register, make sure you get there early though as seats fill up fast!
Pier Review: What does the future hold for British Seaside Piers?
Victorian seaside pleasure piers are unique to the British coast but this important part of the country’s heritage is under threat: in the early 20th century nearly 100 piers graced the UK coastline, but almost half have now gone. This session will chart the development of British seaside pleasure piers: from their beginnings as humble landing stages through to the ‘golden age’ of pier building. We’ll also be looking at the current rejuvenation of piers, like Bournemouth, and how they are embracing the future. Come along and gain a unique insight into the past, present and future of piers, share your own memories of seaside piers, and let us know your hopes for their future.
Check out a taster of what Anya will be discussing in this recently published article; The Conversation
Anya has been Honorary Secretary of the National Piers Society since 2013
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