TQ3103 : Funfair at end of Brighton Pier

taken 8 years ago, near to Kemp Town, Brighton And Hove, Great Britain

Funfair at end of Brighton Pier
Funfair at end of Brighton Pier
Viewed from the East
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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Boat trip from Brighton Marina

Photos taken during a boat trip along the Brighton Coast from Brighton Marina to West Pier

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 14 August, 2013   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 14 August, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Sport, Leisure 
Place (from Tags)
Brighton 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3135 0341 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:48.9211N 0:8.2112W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3144 0353
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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