26 August 2008

Mercury’s Webcam To Show Pier Rebuild

People can watch the reconstruction of Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier via a webcam feed on a newspaper website.

HoldTheFrontPage.co.uk reports that the Weston and Somerset Mercury has set up a camera on part of the pier left undamaged by last month’s fire.

The camera is trained on the wrecked end of the famous pier and will record the planned rebuild second-by-second.

“Visitors to the Mercury website will be able to watch as the burnt iron and wood are removed and a new building starts to form,” asserted the newspaper’s editor, Judi Kisiel.

She added: “By storing up the images it will also be possible to do regular time elapsed clips of ‘a month in a minute.’”

The Mercury’s website has an entire section dedicated to the Grand Pier with features such as an extensive gallery of readers’ photos of the pier in its heyday and video footage of the devastating blaze.

In addition, visitors to the site can share their memories of the pier with other users via a Memories and Tributes forum.

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