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Landmark pier goes up for auction
Fleetwood Pier
The Fleetwood boardwalk is a landmark for sailors and tourists
A Lancashire pier is due to go under the hammer on Wednesday.

Fleetwood Pier, currently let by Benny Vista Leisure Ltd, has been put up for sale at auction with a 1.3m price tag.

The pier was built in 1906 and comes complete with five bars, a nightclub, a fish and chip shop and a 100m jetty that reaches into the Wyre estuary.

A spokesman for London-based auction house Allsop and Co said it was a "challenging lot" and there had been wide interest in the pier.

Benny Vista Leisure Ltd intend to keep their lease when the pier is sold.

Although smaller than the piers in neighbouring Blackpool, the Fleetwood boardwalk is a landmark for sailors and tourists in the area.

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