Saturday, 19 December 2009


Rhyl pier has been the subject of previous posts on this blog. It was a fine pier and originally 10 yards longer than Llandudno’s, but material had to be taken from the far end to do repairs after every serious accident – and so the pier grew shorter.

Structural problems persisted; by the 1960s it was a hundred years old and no longer fit for purpose. The aerial shot above was sent by George Owen who describes it as a picture of “the rump that was once our 2,355 ft long pier not long before it was demolished in 1973”.