OWN A PART OF THIS UNIQUE VICTORIAN PIER
This is your opportunity to become an integral part of buying, renovating and restoring, the 122-year-old Shotley Railway Pier.
Built by the Marquis of Bristol in 1894 to convey the Royal Mail by ferry between Shotley Gate and Harwich the pier was a testament to the Victorian values of construction made to last.
Over the years the 600-foot pier, opposite the Bristol Arms, has been used to carry mail, munitions and many a sailor serving or training on the world-renowned HMS Ganges.
Sadly, it fell into disrepair around the turn of the 21st century and is in dire need of some love and attention.
A community group has been set up to purchase the pier, with the owner asking £100,000, and then carry out remedial repairs to the superstructure, and then make the pier itself into a working attraction where people can stroll, fish, and enjoy the amazing views down the Stour and across to Harwich and Felixstowe docks.
It is envisaged around £300,000 is needed in total to get the pier up and running to its former glory and there are many ways you can help us.