Old mine is transformed on Bridlington seafront

The new look mine on Bridlington's North Pier
The new look mine on Bridlington's North Pier

AN old mine that has been used as a collection box in aid of an organisation that has been supporting fishermen for over a century has undergone a renovation.

The mine, which is owned by the Shipwrecked Mariners Society, on Bridlington’s North Pier has been spruced up thanks to the generosity of the Bridlington Harbour Commission.

The BHC, who are responsible for the North Pier, agreed to do the renovation work for free after they were approached by the Shipwrecked Mariners Society who felt the mine had become an eyesore.

Mike Smith, honorary agent of the Shipwrecked Mariner’s Society in Bridlington, said: “It was in a bit of a sorry state and didn’t look good on the harbour.”

The work was carried out by Harbour supervisor Lawrence Porter and his team.

And when the mine was emptied they recovered around £120 which will go towards the Society whose main purpose is to provide financial support to retired or permanently disabled seafarers and their widows or partners in cases of need.

“The result is amazing thanks to the hard work of Lawrence Porter and his team there is now a mine that is no longer an eyesore and will be around for a good few years still,” Mr Smith said.

“It does help to smarten up the harbour and it’s all about creating a good image for Bridlington,” he added.