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'Nothing wrong' with mothballed pier

Volunteers surprised at state of structure

A community group planning to restore the Queen's Pier in Ramsey says it's in a 'surprisingly good' condition.

The Queen's Pier Restoration Trust has gained approval to begin work on the site, once it secures a signed lease from government.

Despite having closed in 1990, volunteers hope the 130 year old structure can become a fully-functioning tourist attraction once again.

It's estimated the full restoration will take around five years, at a cost of £1.5 million.

Despite being left for more than 25 years, the Trust's manager Tom Durrant says the Pier isn't as derelict as he once feared:

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