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Volunteers go floral to keep pier going

Clevedon Pier, Somerset. Photo Workers.

Volunteers who run Clevedon pier, Somerset – dubbed “the most beautiful pier in England'” by poet John Betjeman – have come up with a beautiful method of social distancing. They installed 50 pots of flowers down the middle, ensuring one-way movement for visitors. It was thanks to Betjeman and fellow campaigners that the pier was saved in the 1980s after stress tests in 1970 had brought part of it down. The same campaigning spirit is evident in the commitment to save it now.

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