TQ3103 : Brighton Wheel & Palace Pier

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

Brighton Wheel & Palace Pier
Brighton Wheel & Palace 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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Brighton Wheel
The Brighton Wheel opened in October 2011 as the latest City attraction located on Madeira Drive east of Brighton Pier.

The Wheel rises to 50 metres in height above sea level it contains 36 enclosed glass gondolas including one luxury VIP gondola with each air-conditioned gondola holding up to 6 adults and 2 children.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 6 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Sport, Leisure 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 315 038 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.1401N 0:8.0662W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 316 038
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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