Birnbeck Pier’s 150th anniversary celebrated with music and shows

PUBLISHED: 12:32 12 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:32 12 June 2017

Birnbecks old fire engine returned restored and in the care of Clive Bloxham and Gary Pritchard, pictured with Anthony Aberdeen from Weston fire station's Red Watch.

Birnbecks old fire engine returned restored and in the care of Clive Bloxham and Gary Pritchard, pictured with Anthony Aberdeen from Weston fire station's Red Watch.

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The 150th anniversary of Weston-super-Mare’s Birnbeck Pier was celebrated with live music and re-enactments at the weekend.

Weston Coastguard.Weston Coastguard.

The Birnbeck Regeneration Trust invited a host of musicians to perform by the pier, to commemorate its opening in 1867.

Poor weather unfortunately resulted in some of the performances being moved to the nearby Terrace Café Bar.

Jon Bull blacksmith demonstrations.Jon Bull blacksmith demonstrations.

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There were also Victorian and World War One re-enactments and a Punch and Judy show.

Weston Royal British Legion.Weston Royal British Legion.

A fire engine which spent 10 years on Birnbeck during the 1970s has been fully restored, and was taken along to the event, along with a modern fire engine for comparison.

A spokesman said: “The Trust cannot thank everyone enough today who turned out in the rain to see the music we managed to get on the stage, meet the re-enactment groups and have the bread and cheese at the pier’s 150th.”

Birnbeck Pier, 150th anniversary.Birnbeck Pier, 150th anniversary.

James Dibiase showing visitors WWI military equipment.James Dibiase showing visitors WWI military equipment.

Charles and Lesley McCann from the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust.Charles and Lesley McCann from the Birnbeck Regeneration Trust.

Weston Royal British Legion.Weston Royal British Legion.

Birnbeck Pier, 150th anniversary.Birnbeck Pier, 150th anniversary.

Punch and Judy and stalls at Pier View.Punch and Judy and stalls at Pier View.

The 150th anniversary celebrations (Picture: Nick Page Hayman).The 150th anniversary celebrations (Picture: Nick Page Hayman).

The 150th anniversary celebrations (Picture: Nick Page Hayman).The 150th anniversary celebrations (Picture: Nick Page Hayman).

The 150th anniversary celebrations (Picture: Nick Page Hayman).The 150th anniversary celebrations (Picture: Nick Page Hayman).


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