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Monday, 27 February 2012

Weston-Super-Mare: Royal Pier Hotel etc.


In late July 1963, they did spend a week in Weston-Super-Mare, playing shows at the local Odeon with Gerry & The Pacemakers et al in the evening, and generally arsing about during the day. (As is usually the case with matters related, some of this arsing about survives, on the Alf Together Now bootleg, or via YouTube where around half an hour of Dezo Hoffmann's uncut home movies from the time can be seen.)
The Royal Pier Hotel housed 'em; it ended up burning down a few years back. Before so doing it stood derelict for a while, during which an urban explorer type managed to get in and capture the very spot (albeit from a different angle) where breakfast was served:


All that now remains is a pile of rubble and some twisted metal:


Ver Lads were also "photoed" at various local locales, including Birnbeck Pier:


The steps thereof:


And indulging in a bit of de rigueur donkey-related-dicking-about near Weston Pier:


Many thanks to Patrick Morgan for the above photos.

1 comment:

  1. Apparently, weekend auction of Fab snaps from Weston-Super-Mare visit - as reported by Daily Express. I wonder how much they went for ? I'm guessing you already know this. Link probably does not work - a bit beyond by competency level

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