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Buy Pier Review as a present for Xmas and get a bunch of free gifts for yourself…

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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Victoria peerless

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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Local boys made, er OK

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 — Adrian Goldberg (@GoldbergAD) February 17, 2016 In

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Wish you were here

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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Pier Review’s online knobbly knees competition

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

Get ready to launch

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

TV shows and cover versions

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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Watch this space – we’ve signed

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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Saturday Live

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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