Queen's Pier Restoration TrustOpen Day

This morning we tootled down the road (all of 3 minutes walk) to drop in on the open day festivities for Phase 1 of the Queen's Pier restoration.  

This the view down to the end of the street where we are currently living . Queen's Pier is just at the bottom.


Things were well under way and the speeches had all finished.  People were milling around, listening to the band playing. The Tuesday Tooters  is an initiative of the Ramsey Town Band to give senior citizens an opportunity to learn new skills. They are pretty darned good.




We admired the work in progress and chatted to a friend who is one of the volunteers repairing the Pier.

First opened in 1886, Queen's Pier provided a deep water berth for visiting vessels until 1970, when it fell into disuse before being closed for safety reasons in 1991.







The heat was starting to get to me so we hauled ourselves back up the street, to sit indoors in the shade.



P is taking part in a fell run this evening.  He must be mad to run in these temperatures. 


15 comments:

  1. I agree that fell running in these temperatures is most unwise. Let us hope that Lord Peregrine survives. He is not as young as he used to be.

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  2. I really miss old English sea resorts with piers. The IOM looks splendid in this heatwave.

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    1. It does look rather splendid. Such a change from the usual grey days.

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  3. Fell running in this heat? Good grief, he'll sleep well tonight!!

    Will tell my husband about Ramsey Pier restoration.

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    1. It is his passion, Weaver. At least it keeps him fit.

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  5. I had to google "fell running" because I did not know the phrase. Running on hills in this heat?! Wow! P must be in great shape! Hope you will have his cool drink ready at the finish, JayCee!

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    1. I usually wait for him at home Ellen. Kettle on and a full biscuit tin.

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  6. The Tuesday Tooters might be good but what about the Friday Furor and the Saturday Screechers?

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    1. Much better than the Monday Moaners I hear.

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  7. Great pictures. Indoors in the shade sounds perfect to me. Are you having an unusually warm summer?

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    1. Hi Bob. Yes, we are having a very unexpected heatwave which is unusual for us. Our climate is generally mild with cool, damp summers. We are not used to the heat!

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  8. Fell running has always struck me as bonkers (to use a technical word).

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