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Historic steps to be restored at Bridlington Harbour

Part of Crane Wharf steps showing the remaining slice of stone. The original thickness is the height of the ends.

Part of Crane Wharf steps showing the remaining slice of stone. The original thickness is the height of the ends.

 

Repairing a flight of steps takes on a whole new dimension when they are part of Bridlington’s historic harbour.

As part of their centuries old ongoing commitment to maintaining the Grade II listed structure the Harbour Commissioners are about to tackle the restoration of stone steps running down from Crane Wharf jetty to the harbour bed with are at least 200 years old.

Since they were built in the late 1700s or early 1800s almost certainly by Georgian craftsmen, they have needed several re-tread repairs due to the ravages of the sea and weather.

The last two severe winters with fierce South Easterly winds damaged them beyond the point where a further repair is not possible and restoration, costing several thousand pounds is the only option.

For the full story see this week’s Free Press out on Thursday 31 July.

 

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