TQ3103 : Tarot Caravan on Brighton Pier

near to Kemp Town, Brighton And Hove, Great Britain

Tarot Caravan on Brighton Pier
Tarot Caravan on Brighton Pier
Opened in 1899, Brighton Palace Pier was one of the last piers to be constructed in England. Designed by R St George Moore, it was to be built solely as an amusement and pleasure emporium. At 1,760ft (533.3m) in length, and boasting a wider than usual deck, the pier had everything the discerning tripper could wish for. A 1,500-seater pavilion at the seaward end was complimented by smaller pavilions containing dining rooms, grill rooms, smoking rooms and reading rooms. There were ornamental arches for the electrical illuminations, and an electric tramway ran up the centre. Provision for bathers at the pier head, and a landing stage for pleasure craft completed the picture.

In 1984 the pier was purchased by the Noble organisation who renamed it Brighton Pier however most locals still prefer to continue to refer to it as the Palace Pier.

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Sunday, 5 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 14 August, 2012
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Coastal  Business, Retail, Services  Sport, Leisure 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3135 0364 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.0452N 0:8.2063W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3135 0365
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Caravan  Tarot Reading  Seaside Resort  Nineteenth Century  19th Century  Victorian  Pier  English Channel  Sea 

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