Your name will also go on the list

One thing we didn’t really factor in to the planning of the trip is that the seaside is a bit like the countryside. Pretty, hilly, cold and with poor 3G coverage—which is why updates at the moment are a bit sporadic. I spent nearly as long trying to check into Clevedon pier on Foursquare as I did looking at it, which is still infinately more time than i spent on it as it shut a dispiriting fourty minutes before we arrived.

Another thing we’ve discovered is the absolute paucity of our planning—we took a list of piers and are ridgidly sticking to it despite every person we talk to mentioning a flaw in its pier conprehensiveness. But the list prevails. 

Am I right, dear readers, in thinking that Dad’s Army might have been set in a fictional version of Burnham On Sea—or is (like me convincing M + D that Paul Daniels owns Wookey Hole) that just the product of my fetid imaginings?

14th Most Influential Person in the West Midlands 2008, subsequently not placed. His new book about visiting every seaside pier in England and Wales — Pier Review — has been described as “On the Road meets On the Buses”, it's out now. Jon wrote and directed the first ever piece of drama to be performed on Twitter and founded the famous blog Birmingham: It's Not Shit.

1 Comment on “Your name will also go on the list

  1. Have never heard the Burnham On Sea suggestion – most suggest somewhere around Bexhill On Sea, however given that most of it was filmed in Norfolk, (including one of the piers at Great Yarmouth) it’s a bit of a red herring.DW x

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