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Longhope pier, the morning after the night before
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Longhope pier, the morning after the night before

Longhope pier, the morning after the night before.... (the night before being a beach party held in the Royal Hotel, complete with sand, deck chairs and palm trees!)22-02-10.
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Picture added on 21 December 2011 at 17:23
Some things have never changed much over the years, the old red phone box and the shed at the weigh bridge, they must both have been made of good stuff.
Added by Beryl Simpson on 21 December 2011
The first part of the pier was built by the then Laird o Hoy Mr Thomas Middlemore around 1900 and was steel piled about 1964 (Our very own Jimmy Hamilton drove the crane wae the piling hammer).
Further extensions have been done more recently the last being the breakwater and Lifeboat berth making it a nice safe peedie harbour now.

Added by John Budge on 23 December 2011
Thanks for my moment of fame John, that must be 47 or 48 year ago noo. and I mind it said the sheet piles had a 70 year life, but as you know John, the fill round between the piles and the stone pier was mass concrete, no just filled wi rubble , so think both you and I will have no worries in our time, can you mind the time capsule we dug up, it had new bits added and reburied, wonder who kens whar it is..

Added by Jimmy Hamilton on 28 December 2011
Never knew aboot the time capsule Jimmy , but you are correct it was a very good construction and you are right aboot the piles indeed some areas are already rusted away but as said the infill was concrete, not like the cheap jobs done more reacently by the OIC with no long term aim.
Added by John Budge on 03 January 2012
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