Brighton Palace Pier :: Shared Description

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 : Wild River, Brighton Pier by David Dixon
TQ3103 : Brighton Pier by David Dixon
TQ3103 : Lights on Brighton Pier by Paul Gillett
TQ3103 : Tarot Caravan on Brighton Pier by David Dixon
TQ3103 : Palace Pier at Sunset by Oast House Archive
TQ3103 : Brighton Pier by N Chadwick
TQ3103 : Volks Railway at Aquarium station by Paul Gillett
TQ3103 : Brighton Pier by Paul Gillett
TQ3103 : Brighton Pier by Paul Gillett
TQ3103 : Brighton Pier by N Chadwick
TQ3003 : Two piers by Paul Gillett
TQ3103 : View under Brighton Pier by Paul Gillett
TQ3103 : Brighton Pier viewed from Brighton Wheel by Paul Gillett
TQ3103 : Low Sun at Palace Pier, Brighton by Oast House Archive
TQ3103 : On Brighton Pier by N Chadwick
TQ3103 : Sign for Brighton Palace Pier by Paul Gillett
TQ3103 : Brighton Pier by N Chadwick
TQ3103 : Beach near Brighton Pier by Paul Gillett
TQ3103 : Pylons under Brighton Pier by Paul Gillett
TQ3103 : Palace Pier, Brighton by Oast House Archive
TQ3103 : Turbo roller coaster by Paul Gillett
TQ3103 : Brighton Pier, Helter Skelter by David Dixon
TQ3103 : Deckchairs on beach near Brighton Pier by Paul Gillett
TQ3103 : Brighton Seafront by Paul Gillett
TQ3003 : View east from the i360 by Paul Gillett

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Created: Wed, 11 Nov 2009, Updated: Tue, 23 Oct 2018

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