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Weston Pier

The pier was built in 1933

Prayer for Weston's Grand Pier pavillion

The burning down of Weston's Grand Pier pavillion has greatly affected thousands of people including Julia Barnes who sent in this prayer.

Weston Pier

Dear Lord, Thank you for Weston Pier.

It was a place we held so dear,

And though it’s gone it will return,

And for that day our hearts will yearn.

But in these days when our friend's laid low,

And smoulders in the afterglow -

We think a little of the fun

Our pier has given everyone.

We played on it. We walked. We sang.

Ate candy floss and laughed and ran.

We watched the Punch and Judy Show

And saw sweet donkeys down below.

Ice-cream treats and funny hats.

Seagulls soaring overhead,

Surfboards as the times moved on!

And days of joy on which we fed.

We went with families, Uncles, Aunts,

And strolled on it before the dance

We went to at the Winter Gardens -

When all was gay and "beg your pardons."

"Beg pardons" as we mourn our loss

But in You who died upon a Cross

Look forward to the times to come

For You look after everyone."

last updated: 24/10/2008 at 15:46
created: 31/07/2008

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