Colwyn Bay Pier, by Jayne Williams

Colwyn Bay’s pier was much loved in its heyday but was in a poor condition when I started a five-year photographic project to record its demolition and partial reconstruction. The first images were taken in 2016 and show state the pier was in. Demolition began in March 2017 after part of the pier collapsed and a large section fell into the sea during Storm Doris. Decorative ironwork from the pier was refurbished for the reconstruction, which I photographed in 2021.