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photoblog image An afternoon in Aberystwyth 7 of quite a lot

An afternoon in Aberystwyth 7 of quite a lot

Aberystwyth Pier was designed by noted pier designer Eugenius Birch and cost around £13,600 to build, paid for by the Aberystwyth Pier Promenade Consortium, made up of local business people.

In partnership with construction firm J. E. Dowson the pier was opened in June of 1865, measuring 800 feet in length (242 metres) to a crowd of around 7000 people.

On the day of opening, all visitors to the pier paid an entry fee in order to help recoup a proportion of the initial building costs.
A mere seven months after the opening of the pier, a storm hit Aberystwyth in January of 1866 and a 300ft section of the pier was washed away, leading to the sale of the pier soon after. Six years on, in 1872 the new owners of Aberystwyth pier had replaced the missing section of the pier with a new section measuring a total of 230 feet. The new section was also more slimline than the original section which was damaged in the storm. The new section of the pier also included a gallery and refreshments room, which is clearly visible in the older photos of the pier.


 

Today is an unusual one as I am going to church. The vicar at St Andrews where we have the book sale is having a "songs of praise" style service and has asked various people for their favourite hymn and why. He asked me and I agreed and said I would go to the service as long as Heathens were welcome and wouldn't be struk down by a bolt of lightning. He assured me I would be OK.

 


 

The hymn?.......

 

 

An afternoon in Aberystwyth 7 of quite a lot

Aberystwyth Pier was designed by noted pier designer Eugenius Birch and cost around £13,600 to build, paid for by the Aberystwyth Pier Promenade Consortium, made up of local business people.

In partnership with construction firm J. E. Dowson the pier was opened in June of 1865, measuring 800 feet in length (242 metres) to a crowd of around 7000 people.

On the day of opening, all visitors to the pier paid an entry fee in order to help recoup a proportion of the initial building costs.
A mere seven months after the opening of the pier, a storm hit Aberystwyth in January of 1866 and a 300ft section of the pier was washed away, leading to the sale of the pier soon after. Six years on, in 1872 the new owners of Aberystwyth pier had replaced the missing section of the pier with a new section measuring a total of 230 feet. The new section was also more slimline than the original section which was damaged in the storm. The new section of the pier also included a gallery and refreshments room, which is clearly visible in the older photos of the pier.


 

Today is an unusual one as I am going to church. The vicar at St Andrews where we have the book sale is having a "songs of praise" style service and has asked various people for their favourite hymn and why. He asked me and I agreed and said I would go to the service as long as Heathens were welcome and wouldn't be struk down by a bolt of lightning. He assured me I would be OK.

 


 

The hymn?.......

 

 

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 16 Sep 2012, 03:05
ye gawds, Bill...is it worth the risk!!!!
Bill Phillips: I'm taking Ange as a human shield
Great pick for your hymn! God is all loving and especially welcomes heathens!
Bill Phillips: It is one I like very much. I used to be a choirboy believe it or not!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 16 Sep 2012, 06:41
Right then - you're going to be struck by celestial lightening at some time today. What sort of epitaph would you prefer? I rather fancy a large bronze sausage in the middle of Droiters might be appropriate...

You've put me off Aberystwyth
Bill Phillips: A sausage, rampant, flanked by bacon butties would be good
Perhaps you are turning the corner without really realising it Bill.
Bill Phillips: People say I have been round the bend for years. I like a good sing song and, I like hymns and sacred music. In fact I like everything about churches...the organs the buildings the music....it's the religion I'm not keen on
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 16 Sep 2012, 10:09
Interesting shot .... I love the tone!
Bill Phillips: Thank you Helen
This is quite an impressive structure Bill. Very nice atmospheric shot!
Bill Phillips: Not one of our finest piers but it isn't bad smile
It's obviously passed its best!
As for church - I once acted as a godfather on the same basis - so far I haven't been struck down. smile
Bill Phillips: As someone once said. God will forgive you...that's his job
  • Alan
  • Mukilteo, Washington.
  • 16 Sep 2012, 14:39
That's the things with piers; either storms wreck them or ships crash into to them. Some even "mysteriously" burn down. Your choice of Hymn is appropriate. I used to be a regular churchgoer; I'd regularly go to the annual carol concert. I survived.
Bill Phillips: I used to be a choirboy!!
  • Alan
  • Mukilteo, Washington.
  • 16 Sep 2012, 14:39
That's the things with piers; either storms wreck them or ships crash into to them. Some even "mysteriously" burn down. Your choice of Hymn is appropriate. I used to be a regular churchgoer; I'd regularly go to the annual carol concert. I survived.
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 16 Sep 2012, 17:08
I like your POV
Bill Phillips: Thanks Anne
A fine set of images so far Bill, each one so different than the others, keep them coming.
Bill Phillips: There are indeed more to come Brian
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 16 Sep 2012, 18:34
I like this hymn very much - and you did say some words in front of the community why you love this hymn - a fine gesture of you and the vicar - in general lovely idea!
Great appreciation of the Barlach- exhibition - and some fine talks with visitors! Now I am a bit exhausted ...
Impressive photograph! B&W is very fitting.
Bill Phillips: Known as the Navy hymn in many countries. I'm pleased the exhibition went well.
have you thought about joining a monastory, PLEASE.
Bill Phillips: Funny you should say that....as you will see on 1st October
very odd tone grade here of my taste
An apt choice...if you were on Aberystwyth pier in 1866. Interesting angle on the picture.

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