TQ1402 : The Pier, Worthing

taken 7 years ago, near to Worthing, West Sussex, Great Britain

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The Pier, Worthing
The Pier, Worthing
Pleasure Piers

Seaside pleasure piers were first built during the early 19th century, and became popular during the Victorian era of the mid to late 1800s. During this period, the railways were expanding allowing mass tourism to the coastal resort towns. Pleasure piers allowed holiday makers to promenade over and alongside the sea at all times. Since the introduction of commercial flights from the 1950s holiday makers flocked abroad and the seaside towns lost the tourist trade. Many piers became unprofitable and fell into disrepair. Many have since been destroyed by storms, demolished, or lay derelict. The earliest pier was built at Ryde and opened 1814. It is still open to this day.
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Worthing Pier

Designed by Sir Robert Rawlinson, Worthing Pier was opened on 12 April 1862. The pier originally was a simple promenade deck 960ft (291m) long and 15ft (4.6m) wide. In 1888 the pier was upgraded with the width increased to 30ft (9.2m) and the pier head increased to 105ft (32m) for a 650-seat pavilion to be built. It is a grade II listed building.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 10 August, 2014   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 10 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Worthing  Sussex 
Primary Subject of Photo
Pier 
County (from Tags)
Sussex 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1497 0225 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:48.5043N 0:22.1774W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1475 0230
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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