SD3317 : Fun on the pier, old style

taken 70 years ago, near to Marshside, Sefton, Great Britain

Fun on the pier, old style
Fun on the pier, old style
A view of Southport Pier from 1949. The Marine Lake is visible in front of the buildings in the distance, but seawards of the lake was still undeveloped.

Photo taken by the contributor's grandfather, scanned and cropped from a 3x2 inch print. His daughter aged 16 is driving.
Southport Pier
The pier, although shortened in 1897 compared with its fullest extent in 1868, is still Britain's second longest, after Southend on Sea, with a length of approximately 1 kilometre. The gradual receding of the shoreline since it was built in 1860 means that even at a spring high tide no more than half its length is above water, and at extreme low tide the sea can be up to 3 kilometres beyond the present pier end.

The pier is listed grade 2 (list entry 1379746) although I am surprised it is not at least grade 2* given its historical interest.
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Photographer
Contributed by
Stephen Craven   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
1949   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 4 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Sport, Leisure 
Place (from Tags)
Southport 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 331 177 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:39.1336N 3:0.7733W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 331 177
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Pier  Dodgems  Marine Lake 

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