ESSENTIAL maintenance work on the famous Llandudno Pier continues, with the work hoping to ensure it operates for several more decades.

Owned and operated by Tir Prince Leisure Group, the Grade II listed Victorian pier is the longest in Wales (at around 700 metres) and was first opened in 1877.

Now, the iron and steel beams and cross members that support several sections of the top of the pier are being replaced and repaired, in what the group called a “thankless and tiring” task.

The work is done alongside routine maintenance work throughout the year, particularly on benches, tables and decking.

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Several beams and cross members have been replaced, with others upgraded.

A Llandudno Pier spokesperson previously told the Pioneer: “We are carrying out essential maintenance work to replace and repair some of the iron and steel beams and cross members underneath several sections at the Pier Head.

“This is to ensure the Pier is able to operate for decades to come.

“We carry out routine maintenance all year long from repainting all the benches and tables to replacing any worn timber decking.

“It is a thankless and tiring job, however we have an amazing, dedicated maintenance team who keep on top of it all year long come rain or shine.”