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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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by Oast House Archive

Created: Sat, 12 Dec 2009, Updated: Sat, 4 Jun 2011


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TV6198 : Eastbourne Pier by PAUL FARMER
TV6198 : Eastbourne Pier by N Chadwick
TQ8109 : Hastings Pier by Oast House Archive
TQ3103 : Palace Pier at night by Oast House Archive
TQ3103 : Palace Pier by N Chadwick
TQ8108 : Hastings Pier by Oast House Archive
TV6198 : No Jumping Off The Pier, Thank You by Oast House Archive
TQ8884 : Train on Southend Pier by Oast House Archive
TQ1402 : Beacon, Worthing by Malc McDonald
SX9472 : Teignmouth Pier by N Chadwick
SX9472 : Teignmouth Pier by N Chadwick
TQ3103 : Starlings around Palace Pier by Oast House Archive
TQ3103 : Low Sun at Palace Pier, Brighton by Oast House Archive
TV6198 : Eastbourne Pier fire by Oast House Archive
ST3049 : The Shortest Pier in England by Bob Harvey
TV6198 : Eastbourne Pier by N Chadwick
TQ8109 : Hastings Pier by Oast House Archive
TV6198 : Eastbourne Pier by N Chadwick
TV6198 : Eastbourne Pier by Oast House Archive
TQ3103 : Brighton Pier at Dusk by Paul Gillett
TQ8109 : Hastings Pier by Oast House Archive
SZ6598 : Southsea Pier by N Chadwick
TV6198 : Fire Damage at Eastbourne Pier by PAUL FARMER
SX9472 : Teignmouth Pier by N Chadwick
SZ5983 : On Sandown Pier, Isle of Wight by Robin Drayton

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