Christmas by the coast is surprisingly good for the soul. Seasonal decorations fill the gaps left by the off season and the constant presence of a crashing sea reminding you of a pernicious uncaring god makes you hug a little …

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Do you know how the Isle of Man voted in the EU referendum? Do you know how the people of the – unfairly stereotyped as — backward island in the Irish sea felt? You may guess, but do you actually …

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Holiday Dad is normal Dad, but with the faders all set differently. Freed from the routine of work he can indulge his passions: reading the paper, finding the cheapest bar, moving his bowels. Or maybe your dad really loved putting …

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Our trip was not just around the country, it was through our cultural heroes and experiences too. Victoria Wood came up a lot – and not just because half-way round visiting all those piers we found out that her brother …

Victoria peerless Read More »

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Did you know that after seven on a Thursday every local BBC radio station transmits a show that has the best of all of the BBC local radio stations. Radio eats itself. But don’t think about the homogenisation of British …

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We were on our local BBC station BBC WM’s breakfast show last week with Adrian Goldberg. You can listen here. Just interviewed the fellas behind @pierreview @bbcwm. – a cracking read pic.twitter.com/fkgBFhKrvC — Adrian Goldberg (@GoldbergAD) February 17, 2016 In …

Local boys made, er OK Read More »

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We survived the nerves to launch the book, as you can see from the picture. We really had a lovely time and hope everyone who came enjoyed it — and those that took a book away with them, we hope …

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COMPO HAS NOW CLOSED Hi-de-Hi campers, “It’s your genial camp host here, and when I say camp*…” You know at the start of Goodfellas when Henry Hill says “as far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be …

Pier Review’s online knobbly knees competition Read More »

Join us to celebrate the launch of a book that has been five years, fifty plus piers and two thousand miles in making. We’ll have a short reading or two, a chance to prove that you are Pier Masters in …

Get ready to launch Read More »

You stick your head through and get a photo taken, if there’s one thing that’s everywhere at the seaside it the sea. But also these. But they don’t have a proper name. A few questions on the internet and a …

Face in the hole Read More »

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