Diary of an old cheeser

Hi there! Like other blogs, this is my chance to wax lyrical (some might say talk utter cr*p) about a) what's happening in my life b) all of my pet obsessions in particular music, tv, movies, books and other generally connected things, quite often of the retro, old and "cheesy" variety. Hence the title of my blog. Feel free to leave a comment if the mood takes you. There's nothing like a good chinwag about one's favourite topics and besides I love to meet new people! Cheers, Simon

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

How very odd...and very sad

Just over a year ago, Gustavo and I visited some good mates in Weston Super Mare and had a jolly jaunt around the pier. And here's the proof:

And this is what's just happened to it now:

I can't quite believe it.

Oddly enough we're visiting again in just a few weeks. It will be completely bizarre to see the contrast.

Apparently the cause of the conflagration was a chip pan catching fire. Okay, so the pier (and Weston in general) has a tacky reputation, but what a tragic thing to occur (on a par with the burning down of the West Pier in Brighton which is now but a charred and blackened hulk...)

What do we all reckon?

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  • At 7:27 am , Blogger Steve said...

    I too have friends who live in Weston and have thus have strolled along the pier many times. It was tacky but it was also kind of lovely too - a big part of Weston-s-Mare. What makes it all even more sad is that a fortune has been spent renervating the pier to breathe new life into it. This is very sad. :-(

  • At 12:09 pm , Blogger Old Cheeser said...

    Steve - Indeed it is sad. Hate to sound morbid but it will be interesting to see the pier when I make my return visit to Weston in a few weeks - just to see the contrast. Shows how precariously built piers are too really.


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