[ Go to Latest Entry ] July 2014 – Shotley Pier goes up for sale In July 2014, Shotley Pier was put up for sale by its owners, Colchester-based East Anglian Renovations (EAR), with a price of £195,000. The pier was built in 1894 as a landing stage for a ferry from the tiny Suffolk…

Designed by W.Sutcliffe Marsh, the 835 foot pier opened on May 10th 1898. It had cost £10,000. It was the terminus for the Swansea and Mumbles Railway, the promoter being John Jones Jenkins of the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway. Amusement Equipment Co. Ltd (AMECO) gained a licence to operate the pier from 1st October…

Residents met in December 1861 to discuss a new pier and work began in June 1862. Designed by Eugenius Birch, it opened on May 21st 1863. A landing/fishing jetty was added in 1866 and extended in 1869, bringing the pier’s length to 1410 feet. The pier was damaged in 1867 by wreckage from Nelson’s former…

The pier was built between 1875 and 1878 to the design of G.Rale. It was opened in 1879 by Princess Saxe-Weimar. Initially, its main purpose was as a steamer jetty for Isle of Wight passengers. In 1904, a serious fire resulted in a complete rebuild. The ‘replacement’ pier opened to a length of 600 feet…

The pier was opened on July 8th 1833 by the Duchess of Kent and Princess (later Queen) Victoria. It had cost £25,000 and was designed by Edward L.Stephens. However, the soft wooden piles had become unsafe by 1838 and it was thoroughly renovated. A pontoon was added in 1864 and, in 1871, railway lines were…

The Eastbourne Pier Company Ltd was formed in 1865. The first pile was driven on April 18th 1866. Lord Edward Cavendish officially opened the pier, designed by Eugenius Birch, on 13th June 1870. However, work on the 1000 foot pier, landing stage, kiosk and windbreak was not finally completed until 1872. A storm washed away…

Plans appeared in the ‘London Gazette’ on 16th November 1866 and the pier was ordered in 1867. Built for £8,000 by Head Wrightson, it opened on August Bank Holiday, 1873. Financed by Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway (later LNER), they took on the lease in 1884 for £450 per annum and bought the pier twenty…

The Saltburn Pier Company was formed in 1867. Work began in December to the design of John Anderson and it opened in May 1869. The length was 1500 feet. The pier-head landing stage and the end of the pier were destroyed by a storm in October 1875. The pier re-opened in 1877 at a reduced…

[ Go to Latest Entry ] After the passing of a parliamentary act in 1812, plans were drawn up by John Kent of Southampton. Work commenced on 29th July 1813, and the 1740 foot pier opened on 26th July 1814. It was extended in 1824 to 2040 feet and the pier-head was enlarged in 1827.…

Originally, St. George’s Jetty was constructed here in 1857 as part of a harbour scheme but it was damaged by a storm and demolished in 1876. Work on the present structure began in June 1876, to the design of James Brunlees. The 1234 foot pier opened in August 1877. A bandstand at the seaward end…