Weston Super Mare is an English town by the beach in South-West England. It is on the Bristol Channel in North Somerset.
Notable former residents include Jeffrey Archer, Isambard Brunel, John Cleese, Roald Dahl, and Bob Hope.
Restore the pier!
At least three Facebook groups have just been formed on the subject of the 104-year-old pier.
- One called "weston-super-mare Pier RIP" offers this news: "Weston-super-Mare Pier burnt down on the 28th July 2008. Lets make sure that it gets rebuilt and not just left like the Tropicana!!" Founder is Sacha Law sachaun1000"at"yahoodotcom.
- Another is stronger on capitalisation and optimism. Its name is "Rebuild Weston-Super-Mare Pier" and its founder is Helen Rose. Its statement is "the grand pier at weston caught fire and the pavilion was totally destroyed." and it has a photo of the pavilion in happier days.
- Helen Rose is a joint founder of "PIER AID!", which proposes a "T4-style gig/festival to kick start the local economy".
- Wikipedia's article on Weston-super-Mare