You can now own your very own piece of Bangor’s history thanks to these beautiful Drinks/Pint Glass Holders made using reclaimed timbers from Bangor Pier.
Each drinks holder also has a penny coin from 1896 (the year the pier opened to the public) inset as part of the design.
The drinks holders have been made by Jules Tattersall, from Anglesey, who is a woodturner and has been crafting gifts from wood for over 20 years.
The drinks holders are limited to just 15 pieces that have been or will be made, with each item being individually signed and numbered.
Priced at £35 they are available from the Two Guys From Brussels shop on Bangor High Street and would make a fantastic gift or keepsake.
Opened to the public on 14 May 1896, the pire closed in 1971 due to safety fears and was under theart of demolition, ownership had been passed to Arfon Borough Council in 1974 and the council took the immediate decision to demolish the pier, but Bangor City council objected, obtaining a Grade II listing for the structure, with the planning officer considering it one of the three finest surviving piers in Great Britain.
Purchasing the pier for a nominal 1p in 1975, in 1982 renovation work commenced and took until 1988 to complete when it re-opened to the public. Which much debate of the future of the pier it remains under the management of Bangor City council who have recently commenced a £1million restoration programme which is likely to take 3 years to complete.