2009

TV6198 : Eastbourne Pier

taken 14 years ago, near to Eastbourne, East Sussex, England

This is 1 of 149 images, with title Eastbourne Pier in this square
Eastbourne Pier
Eastbourne Pier
Eastbourne Pier

The 300m long Victorian pier was officially opened in 1870, however work did not finish until 1872.
The Concert Hall and Pavilion were added in 1888. Above the concert hall is one of the earliest Victorian camera obscuras LinkExternal link
The pier was reclassified to Grade II* listed in May 2009.
In 2009 the pier was up for sale for a guide price of 5million.
See more piers of Great Britain Link

The Eastbourne Pier fire of 30th July 2014 saw the arcade section of the pier destroyed.

Pleasure Piers

Seaside pleasure piers were first built during the early 19th century, and became popular during the Victorian era of the mid to late 1800s. During this period, the railways were expanding allowing mass tourism to the coastal resort towns. Pleasure piers allowed holiday makers to promenade over and alongside the sea at all times. Since the introduction of commercial flights from the 1950s holiday makers flocked abroad and the seaside towns lost the tourist trade. Many piers became unprofitable and fell into disrepair. Many have since been destroyed by storms, demolished, or lay derelict. The earliest pier was built at Ryde and opened 1814. It is still open to this day.
See pleasure piers of Great Britain Link


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Geographical Context: Coastal Sport, Leisure Primary Subject: Pier Category: Pleasure Pier other tags: Pleasure Pier Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Articles: · Images shortlisted for GOTY, 2009 · Pleasure Piers Galleries: · Tweeted from @geograph_bi in July 2014 Automatic Clusters: · Eastbourne Pier [453] Title Clusters: · Eastbourne Pier [149] ·
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TV6198, 1472 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Oast House Archive   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 7 November, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 15 November, 2009
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OSGB36: geotagged! TV 618 988 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.9724N 0:17.6578E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TV 616 988
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