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"Dredging up the Past"

April 27th, 2020

The museum has acquired one of the original gates from Minehead Pier (dismantled in 1940) and after being underwater for 80 years the gate is now awaiting conservation work ready for display in 2021 as part of an exhibit commemorating 120 years since the pier opened.

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The pier gate as found in the sand at the bottom of the harbour
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The pier entrance in the 1930's showing the gates behind the people
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Click for a larger picture Fund raising is now underway to protect this important piece of Minehead's heritage.

If you have pictures, plans or stories relating to the pier we would be interested in hearing from you

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