On this day: Fire at Weston-Super-Mare’s Grand Pier
Monday, 28th July 2014 by Ian Brown
On July 28, 2008, the Grand Pier at Weston-Super-Mare burned down. This classic seaside icon dates from 1904 but had first burned and was rebuilt in the 1930s. When the newly reconstructed pier opened in October 2010, more than 100,000 people visited on the first weekend.