Two tents

Second night of the tour on which we have to camp out. We’ve one pretty big tent for all of us, it’s still cosy inside.

Last night I kipped on a mate’s settee, but don’t really feel refreshed. As I left half of my clothes on the Isle of Wight I’m still wearing everything from yesterday—and that feels odd.

So far the piers I’ve liked most have been the closed and burnt ones, they’re poignant in a way that rotting concrete or rotten slot machines can’t be. Arson as a civic duty?

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.

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