SZ0378 : Swanage Pier

taken 6 months ago, near to Swanage, Dorset, Great Britain

Swanage Pier
Swanage Pier
The pier was officially opened for traffic in 1897. While regular steamer services ran on the new pier, up until 1966, the older original pier declined along with the stone industry it served some years earlier. Today all that remains of the old pier are some of the timber piles visible in front of the new pier.

After steamer services discontinued in 1966 the remaining pleasure pier also began to fall into disrepair. After a failed attempt to restore the pier by a development firm in 1986, Swanage Pier Trust took over ownership of the pier in 1993.

The Trust took on the task of raising over 1,000,000 needed to carry out major restoration work on the piers piles and timbers and ironwork fittings.
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SZ0378, 650 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 22 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 24 June, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Docks, Harbours 
Primary Subject of Photo
Pier 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0365 7883 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:36.5505N 1:56.9866W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 0370 7863
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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