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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Danny was on BBC Two this morning, in a piece for the Victoria Derbyshire programme all about — well — piers. He made the interviewer chuckle and even seemed surprisingly knowledgeable. You can watch the short film here. In other …

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Back in 2010 we had an idea. It began, like all good things, in a pub. The night itself is a blurred mess eroded by time and booze but Jon assures me it was my idea. I’m not so sure. …

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Listen (again) to our appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live. We’re on right at the start and there’s plenty of seaside mentions until our main interview at about 1 hour 15 mins in. The programme also features Bruce Oldfield …

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