Birnbeck Pier’s 150th anniversary celebrated with music and shows
PUBLISHED: 12:32 12 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:32 12 June 2017
The 150th anniversary of Weston-super-Mare’s Birnbeck Pier was celebrated with live music and re-enactments at the weekend.
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.
There were also Victorian and World War One re-enactments and a Punch and Judy show.
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.”
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