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To the Friends of Ramsey Pier :-
It was with great interest that I read of your
continued efforts to restore Ramsey Pier to it's former
glory. I wish you every success and hope that someday I
may again enjoy a walk along the Pier. My first
introduction to the Pier - which I must confess I don't
remember , was when I first arrived on the Island at the
age of 3 months ! My Mother and I were joining my Father
who had secured a position as Gamekeeper to the Formby
estate. The boat had sailed from Silloth, the weather
absolutely dreadful and the journey had taken many
hours. Since that time we left the Island but returned
many times over the years, now I am retired with my
husband and living on the Island. Looking at the Pier in
it's present state saddens me as I recall many happy
hours spent there. Please accept my good wishes for the
success of your valiant efforts.
Yours sincerely, Elizabeth
I have just spent a pleasurable half an hour looking
through your excellent website and I must say I am
impressed. Ironically I have just spent the last couple
of hours adding three pictures to my website of the
Queens Hotel fire in 1983 - This Hotel as you probably
already know was just opposite the Great Queens pier and
I thought you may like to have a look at the pictures
Kindest regards and keep up the excellent work.
Just seen the report on Look North West about Ramsey
Pier, and was interested to see that a decision on the
Pier's future is imminent. Do we have any idea as to how
the decision will go ( ie will they support it, or let
it fall into the Irish sea ).? I heard that a figure of
£2 million was needed, and whilst this is a lot of
money, by Government standards it is hopefully a figure
that is not too extravagant. One way or another a
decision is needed. As a frequent visitor to the island,
and Ramsey, I only hope that the Pier is restored. It is
a major landmark not just of Ramsey but of the Island,
and I cannot imagine approaching Ramsey on the coast
road, or the mountain road, and not seeing the Pier.
Please continue to lobby, and let us hope for good news
Yours Sincerely, Colin Fitton
My name is Helen Skillicorn. I live in the Isle of
Man and I have done for the past 17 years.
My father is Manx he comes from Ballaskeg and even
though he left the Island at the age of 18 years to seek
work across, he used to bring our family to the Island
for our summer holidays. My parents married in Ramsey.
So we always used to stay in Ramsey. Apart from
remembering going on the beach and the Mooragh park, I
remember our many visits to the Pier; waiting at the
gates for the train to come and take you out to the end
where there was a small cafe. We would have an ice-cream
and then sit on the steps watching the sea lap around
the legs and see all the mussels clinging on. We would
collect some for bait when we went catching crabs. If we
caught the train out we would walk back or walk out and
get the train back. Lovely happy times and many memories
that you could not forget once you experienced the trip
to the Queen's Pier. Its very sad that it has been left
to deteriorate over the years. I hope the people of the
Island get their wish and something is done in the near
future, saving the Pier is very much a priority in a lot
The views expressed above are those of our
correspondents and not
necessarily those of the Friends of Queen's Pier,