In it’s heyday, Pier Road’s green kiosk played an important part in the road’s fishing and tourist economy. For years it was operated as a fishing tackle shop by Mr Moore. Sadly, when Mr Mooore retired the kiosk’s new owners (for reasons best known to themselves) decided not to reopen it as a fishing kiosk and it fell into a derelict and sadly unloved state.
Yesterday, Wednesday 27th November, saw its final demise to make way for the new Sea Defence wall.
VolkerStevin’s workers preparing to remove the roof. (I’m always grateful to them for allowing me to take their pictures and for poke around the perimeter fencing with my camera. If you’re down in Pier Road do say hello to them as they’re a friendly and helpful crew.
This early picture of Pier Road, pre-dates the building of the Kiosk, but as you can see the wooden walkway was in place at this time.
Coming next – the latest update on the scheme’s progress and an Interview with Eric Smethurst, Public Liaison Manager for VolkerStevin, the scheme’s contractors.