Published: May 23, 2009
Couple's kissing marathon comes to Burnham-On-Sea pier!

A couple of serial snoggers who found love on a pier are touring dozens of seaside towns to kiss on every pier - including Burnham-On-Sea's, which they visited on Saturday (May 23rd).

Romantics Hazel Costin and Jay Preller intend to smooch on all of Britain's 56 piers, finishing at Weston, where they could become the first couple to marry at the new pavilion.

The couple had their first kiss on Weston Pier and are writing a book about their marathon journey.

They visited Burnham on Saturday, as pictured, where they were welcomed by manager Louise Parkin.

Hazel, 39, explained the reason behind their journey: "Jay and I were Internet friends and decided to meet up for a coffee on the pier in 2007. We wondered how many piers there are to have a kiss on and decided to start touring round to see them all!"

"We have done 40 so far, with Aberystwyth in Wales being our latest."

"We tried to find a book about piers in Britain to help us, but there wasn't one so while we are travelling we are writing one."

Hazel and Jay, 51, a decorator, are photographing all the UK's piers for the book, which will be called 'From Piers to Eternity'.

They hope to finish their tour at Weston's Grand Pier and marry there when it re-opens in May 2010 following last year's devastating fire.

Louise Parkin told "I was delighted to meet Hazel and Jay - they seem a wonderful couple who are very interested in piers. I wished them the very best for their trip and for the future."

Our photos show the couple performing the all-important kiss (top), being welcomed by pier manager Louise Parkin with a bouquet of flowers (centre) and with daughter Beth (above)


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