Now the pier is up for sale it seems to be very popular with the Civic Society. John Maiden’s comments have been in our Town and Around for years condemning it.
After all this time he now wants it for his heritage centre. There were objections to the barn or hanger, but now there is backtracking. It’s disgraceful what has been said about it. It’s not good enough for CHS, but is wonderful place for a heritage centre.
I hope that people who are interested in buying it take the opportunity as it’s OK with those who criticised it in the past. Now we can move on.
Some of my ancestors worked on Holkham Estate and for the Le Stranges, who were good employers. When building the pier there were problems because the ground under the structure was solid chalk.