TQ3103 : Beach near Brighton Pier

taken 9 years ago, near to Brighton and Hove, Great Britain

Beach near Brighton Pier
Beach near Brighton Pier
Viewed from the East Street Jetty, The Brighton wheel can be seen in the background
Brighton Palace Pier

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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Brighton Wheel

The Brighton Wheel opened in October 2011 as the latest City attraction located on Madeira Drive east of Brighton Pier.

The Wheel rises to 50 metres in height above sea level it contains 36 enclosed glass gondolas including one luxury VIP gondola with each air-conditioned gondola holding up to 6 adults and 2 children.

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TQ3103, 1481 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 14 November, 2012   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 14 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Sport, Leisure 
Place (from Tags)
Brighton 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3127 0378 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.1218N 0:8.2714W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 31192 03776
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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