TR3752 : Deal Pier in 1927

taken 94 years ago, near to Deal, Kent, Great Britain

Deal Pier in 1927
Deal Pier in 1927
Taken by my maternal grandfather, J W Ewing, this view shows my mother, Helen, in the foreground with the pier behind her. This was Dealís second pier, whose construction was begun in 1863. It was opened on 14 July 1864 and survived until 29 January 1940, when the Dutch motor vessel Nora, after being hit by a drifting mine, was towed to the beach. The rising tide lifted her from the beach and continually smashed her against the pier causing around 200 foot of the ironwork to crash down onto the wrecked ship. The pier remained in this condition until Winston Churchill gave the army consent to demolish the rest of the pier so that their coastal guns could have a clear line of fire.
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TR3752, 739 images   (more nearby search)
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John Baker   (find more nearby)
Date Taken
August 1927   (more nearby)
Saturday, 28 June, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3788 5266 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:13.4121N 1:24.3249E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 3787 5260
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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