SW8033 : The Prince of Wales Pier, Falmouth

taken 1 year ago, near to Falmouth, Cornwall, Great Britain

The Prince of Wales Pier, Falmouth
The Prince of Wales Pier, Falmouth
The foundation stone for the pier was laid on 20 July 1903 by HRH Prince of Wales, later King George V, after whom the pier was named. It was opened on 5 May 1905 by the Earl of Kimberley. Construction is part solid groin and part open construction with reinforced concrete piles, the solid section being approximately twice the width of the open section.

The pier was taken over by American forces during World War II. It was re-opened to the public in April 1951. There have been two main post war restorations; in 1951 and 1987. It now serves as a boat launch to ferries across the bay and up the River Fal (LinkExternal link National Piers Society).

This view is from the Marks & Spencer café on Market Street.
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Date Taken
Monday, 29 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Thursday, 3 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Docks, Harbours 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 8082 3300 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:9.3865N 5:4.1876W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 80826 32960
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Early 20th Century  Early Twentieth Century  Edwardian  Pier  Jetty  Passenger Boat  Falmouth Harbour 

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