FILMING took place at Colwyn Bay's truncated Victoria Pier as part of ITV Wales documentary - Vanished Wales. 

Many people shared their memories as part of the programme which highlights "lost landmarks of Wales" and the heritage that has disappeared from towns and cities.

Pat Owen, vice-chair of the Colwyn Victoria Pier Trust, said: "We were very honoured to be asked to take part. Carwyn Jones [series producer of Vanished Wales] contact us about doing a segment on the Pier, about the Pier and having people share their memories. 

"Filming took place on Thursday (August 10). One woman shared her memories - Her husband's parents and hers had met on the pier. There was also a barrister who shared his memories.

"It was really nice and really nice to be asked to be involved. We are being asked more and more to get involved in things. It is good to get the Colwyn Victoria Pier Trust name out there and for people to recognise we are a serious group. 

"We are working with a lot of community groups at the moment. It is good."

The programme is set to broadcast in January 2024. 

Amy Dyke, one of the directors of the Pier Trust, said earlier this year: "We are delighted to have been asked to be the subject of an episode in series three of this popular ITV Wales programme. The Pier has been part of Colwyn Bays history and culture for over 100 years and it is vital that the heritage of Wales is recorded in this way.

"We are thrilled that our campaign to find a solution to extend the current truncated pier is being recognised."


The Trust are continuing to fundraise to develop new plans to present to Conwy County Borough Council (CCBC) and Colwyn Bay Town Council.

The trust plan to rebuild in full Colwyn Bay's Victoria Pier into a popular attraction [at no extra cost to the taxpayer].  Visit

Building work for the new Pier at Colwyn Bay started In July 2020 – although originally scheduled to be completed in the summer, scaffolding was erected and work resumed on the new, 45 meter truncated Colwyn bay pier.

The timetable for the project was carried-forward and was completed in July 2021