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Pifl ’81 Day 15 West Pifl

Sunday, January 15th, 2023

West Pifl is dominated by the fish glue factory in adjoining harbour area and the high walls of Slay Industries. Livestock market Magistrates Court Pifl West Station Abattoir St Peter’s Church

Pifl ’81 Day 14: Pifl Beach

Saturday, January 14th, 2023

Below the cliffs to the north of Pifl runs the beach. A row of much sought after beach huts run for almost half the length of the beach. Between the cliff and the sea is first a bank of shingle and then an expanse of golden sand. Beach Huts Donkey ride Punch and Judy

Pifl ’81 Day 13: Nordan

Friday, January 13th, 2023

North Pifl, known as Nordan, began as a Georgian development around the township of Nordan which traces its origins to Viking settlers in the 8th century. Nordan has grown in an unplanned way ever since the first new street was laid out. All Hallows Church Allotments Ambulance Station Arts School Bingo Hall Book Shops Brewery […]

Pifl ’81 Day 12: Fyrenordan Road

Thursday, January 12th, 2023

To the north of the town centre along the road that runs near the cliff sit a row of Georgian and Victorian hotels. Between them and the sea sit attractions including crazy golf and formal gardens planted by the council each year. Bowling greens Bunnywhip Ice Cream van Cliff Top Ice Cream and Tea Room […]

Pifl ’81 Day 11: Pifl Town Centre

Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

Centre of the town sits on the north side of the harbour. Locations: Pifl Bank Central Library Citizens Advice Bureau Just Crunch Biscuit Emporium Mongoose Public House Municipal Building Pifl Museum and Art Gallery Pifl Post Office Town Hall War Memorial Woolworths

Pifl ’81 Day 10: Old Pifl

Tuesday, January 10th, 2023

South of the river lies the original settlement. Many of the oldest surviving buildings are here in an area that is now largely dedicated to craft shops and tea rooms for the tourists. Locations: Pifl’s Famous Tea House St Bosa Church Tourist Jewellery Shops Museum of Natural History and Curiosities Crossed Hoof & Tentacle Pub […]

Pifl ’81 Day 9: Pifl Harbour

Monday, January 9th, 2023

Pifl grew from its harbour where the town’s fishing fleet lands its catch. The harbour has two sections – the Lower and Upper harbours divided by a swing bridge. Both harbours are tidal. Lower Harbour Locations: Harbour Bridge Fl and Chips RNLI Lifeboat Station Candy’s Cotton Candy Norbury and Sons Department Store Arcadia West harbour […]

Pifl ’81 Day 8: Pifl

Sunday, January 8th, 2023

The town of Pifl lies at the mouth of the river Fl entering the North Sea. The Fl is formed by water running off the three moors that lie to the north, west and south. A string of picturesque villages collectively known as the Hibernals lie in the valley and on the valley’s slopes. Sommervin, […]

Pifl ’81 Day 7: Norbury and Sons Department Store

Saturday, January 7th, 2023

Norbury and Sons department store opened its first branch in Auk over 150 years ago. The Pifl branch opened not long after the arrival of the railway on the Harbour Road. The tallest building on the harbour it rises six stories above the waterfront. There are entrances on the ground floor on Harbour Road facing […]

Pifl ’81 Day 6: Harbour Road Bandstand

Friday, January 6th, 2023

Across Harbour Road from the Pifl branch of Norbury and Sons department store is one of the towns Bandstands. Provided for the entertainment and edification of the population and visitors to Pifl by Victorian benefactors it was manufactured by W MacFarlane & Co. Ltd of Glasgow. It has seen better days. The town council see […]

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