Pleasure Piers :: Shared Description

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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SZ6598 : South Parade Pier by N Chadwick
SN5881 : Royal Pier by N Chadwick
SZ5983 : On Sandown Pier, Isle of Wight by Robin Drayton
SX9472 : Teignmouth Pier by N Chadwick
SZ6598 : Southsea Pier by N Chadwick
TV6198 : Fire Damage at Eastbourne Pier by PAUL FARMER
TQ8109 : Hastings Pier by Oast House Archive
TQ3103 : Brighton Pier at Dusk by Paul Gillett
TQ3103 : Brighton Palace Pier by Jonathan Hutchins
SZ6598 : South Parade Pier by N Chadwick
TQ8109 : Hastings Pier by Oast House Archive
TQ1402 : Worthing Pier by PAUL FARMER
SX9472 : Grand Pier by N Chadwick
SX9472 : Teignmouth Pier by N Chadwick
TF5763 : From the deck of the pier by Bob Harvey
TV6198 : Eastbourne Pier by N Chadwick
TV6198 : Eastbourne Pier, Grand Parade, Eastbourne, East Sussex by Oast House Archive
SZ6598 : South Parade Pier by N Chadwick
SX9472 : Teignmouth Pier by Malc McDonald
SX9472 : The Grand Pier, Teignmouth by PAUL FARMER
TV6198 : No Jumping Off The Pier, Thank You by Oast House Archive
TQ8108 : Hastings Pier by Oast House Archive
TQ3103 : Palace Pier by N Chadwick
TQ3103 : Palace Pier at night by Oast House Archive
TQ8109 : Hastings Pier by Oast House Archive

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

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