SX2553 : Banjo Pier and Looe Beach

taken 42 years ago, near to East Looe, Cornwall, Great Britain

Banjo Pier and Looe Beach
Banjo Pier and Looe Beach
A very popular beach, flanked on one side by the Banjo Pier. The pier was built in the middle of the 19th century as part of the improvements associated with the sudden increase in trade related to the mines. It was originally straight, and called 'The Groyne'. The round end was built in 1868 by Joseph Thomas, entrepreneur and engineer, who was responsible for many Looe developments. The idea was to reduce the amount of sea-sand being carried up river by the tides, and it seems to work.
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SX2553, 281 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
June 1975   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 7 March, 2008
Category
Piers > Piers   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 257 530 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:21.0739N 4:27.0751W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 257 531
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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