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Pier into the past on special tours

SPECIAL tours have been arranged of Bognor Regis Pier as part of a national celebration.

 

The Bognor Regis Trust has organised the two explorations of the Victorian landmark next month. They will take place at 11am and 2pm on September 10 for the Heritage Open Days project around the country.

 

The initiative celebrates hidden heritage and community assets across Britain – and the Grade II-listed pier is a perfect example of that.

 

A trust spokesman said: “The tours will enable visitors to see the beautiful example of Edwardian architecture now converted to a nightclub, retaining many features of the original theatre. The visits will include a guided walk and presentation about the history of the pier and its role in the town over the last 150 years.”

 

Tickets for the free tours can be booked at eventbrite.co.uk.

 

The trust is starting to devise a heritage trail for Bognor Regis after its successful drop-in day in June about the idea.

 

“We canvassed ideas for a heritage trail and various other trails – what we should include and gained ideas for new Blue Plaques, places of interest, buildings and open spaces.

 

“The event was a massive success with lots of discussion about what these could include. The hard work starts now – how to develop, deliver and fund the ideas for the trails.”

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