TR1669 : The end of Herne Bay's Pier

taken 18 years ago, near to Herne Bay, Kent, England

The end of Herne Bay's Pier
The end of Herne Bay's Pier
When originally built, Herne Bay Pier (one of three built for the town) was the second longest pier in the country, measuring 1147m in length, with Southend on Sea being the only longer pier in the country. It was designed for promenading and also to allow steamers to dock for passenger services. It closed and reopened at various times during its life but the final blow came when the pier from the pavilion built at its shore end was closed as it was deemed to be in an increasingly dangerous state. The remaining length was demolished in 1979, but curiously the very end of the pier was left intact. Today, the structure is dangerous to board, but nevertheless remains, never to be connected to land again.

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TR1669, 21 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 3 June, 2006   (more nearby)
Monday, 5 June, 2006
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 168 693 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:22.8796N 1:6.8472E
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Image classification(about): Geograph (First for TR1669) · First in 5 Years (TPoint) (about)
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