TQ3103 : Brighton Pier

taken 7 years ago, near to Kemp Town, Brighton And Hove, Great Britain

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Brighton Pier
Brighton Pier
Originally the "Palace Pier", it has been re-branded as simply "Brighton Pier". Probably appropriate since the resort's other pier the "West Pier" is now all but destroyed (TQ3003 : Remains of Brighton's West Pier).
Brighton Palace Pier
Opened in 1899, Brighton Palace Pier was one of the last piers to be constructed in England. Designed by R St George Moore, it was to be built solely as an amusement and pleasure emporium. At 1,760ft (533.3m) in length, and boasting a wider than usual deck, the pier had everything the discerning tripper could wish for. A 1,500-seater pavilion at the seaward end was complemented by smaller pavilions containing dining rooms, grill rooms, smoking rooms and reading rooms. There were ornamental arches for the electrical illuminations, and an electric tramway ran up the centre. Provision for bathers at the pier head, and a landing stage for pleasure craft completed the picture.

In 1984 the pier was purchased by the Noble organisation who renamed it Brighton Pier however most locals still prefer to continue to refer to it as the Palace Pier.

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TQ3103, 1408 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 5 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 14 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Sport, Leisure 
Place (from Tags)
Brighton 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3136 0375 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.1044N 0:8.1954W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3136 0378
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Victorian  Nineteenth Century  Pier  Seaside Resort 

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