TQ3003 : Brighton beach and Palace Pier

taken 31 years ago, near to Brighton and Hove, Great Britain

Brighton beach and Palace Pier
Brighton beach and 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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Date Taken
Friday, 17 August, 1990   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 29 March, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Brighton 
Beach (from Tags)
Shingle 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3095 0379 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:49.1315N 0:8.5436W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3091 0385
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Brighton Pier  Brighton Seafront  Brighton  Pier  Shingle Beach 

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