AN AUTHOR is making an appeal for information on the piers of North Wales.

Anthony Poulton-Smith, who lives in Tamworth would particularly like facts, figures and anecdotes about the Llandudno, Colwyn Bay, Bangor and Beaumaris piers.

He said: “I am producing a book looking at the piers of Britain. Rather than the structures, my book will concentrate on those who frequented these very British structures. Those who ran the kiosks, performed maintenance tasks, operated turnstiles, worked the attractions, performed themselves, or helped to allow the many vessels which used the pier as a docking place.

“Do you or your friends and families have any memories and/or photographs of the local piers you would be willing to share? If so, drop me a line at or call 07562 653565.