Southend’s world famous Pier now has a world record breaking railway!
The town’s iconic 1.34-mile landmark has won just won a coveted place in the 2013 edition of the Guinness Book of Records for having the longest pleasure pier railway.
This latest accolade crowns a momentous season for the Pier, with the opening of the acclaimed new Cultural Centre at the Pier head this summer.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Executive Councillor for Culture and Tourism, Councillor Derek Jarvis said: “We are thrilled by this achievement, because we’re told that only eight per cent of the records collected, go on to be featured in the actual Guinness Book of Records.
“It is yet another way to help keep Southend and its well-loved heritage in the public eye.
“Southend Pier welcomes around 250,000 visitors each year, and this August with the arrival of the new Cultural Centre, 60,000 visitors came – the highest number since 2007.
“The Cultural Centre, which was launched with a highly successful comedy festival, is hosting a huge range of performances – including its first art exhibition starting on Wednesday 26th September.”
For more details of events at the Centre, please visit: www.visitsouthend.co.uk
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