[ Go to Latest Entry ] Designed by Peter Bruff, Manager and Engineer of the Eastern Union Railway, the pier opened on 18th July 1871. A lifeboat station was added in 1878 and extensions in 1890-3 took the pier’s length to 1180 feet. A new polygonal head incorporated a pavilion with concert hall, stalls and…

[ Go to Latest Entry ] This, Walton’s second pier, was owned by the Walton Pier & Hotel Company Ltd. It was originally built to a length of 530 feet in the 1870s. However, the lack of water at the pier-head meant that passengers often had to transfer to small boats to come ashore. The…

[ Go to Latest Entry ] The name of this pier originates from the ½d (half an old penny) toll charged. Construction of the pier began in 1852 and it was first opened in July 1853. It was a popular departure point for paddle steamers until after the First World War. Originally the pier was…

[ Go to Latest Entry ] Southwold pier was constructed in 1900, following the passing of the Southwold Pier Order in 1899. 810 feet long, it was built to the design of W.Jeffrey. The Amusement Equipment Company Ltd took over the pier in July 1906, after the Coast Development Company was wound up. In 1934,…

[ Go to Latest Entry ] The 600 foot pier was constructed for the Coast Develeopment Company in 1902/3 to the design of D.Fox. ‘Belle’ steamers used to call. In 1912/13, the T-shaped pier-head was developed to include a pavilion. This brought the pier’s length to 760 feet. Additionally, the original wooden piles were renewed…

[ Go to Latest Entry ] Suggestions to build a promenade and landing pier at Great Yarmouth, in addition to the jetty, were made as early as 1843. However, it was not until 31st October 1853 that the 700 foot long ‘Wellington’ pier (from the famous Duke who had died the previous year) opened to…

Designed by J.W. Wilson, this 830 foot pier opened on Easter Sunday 1870. In 1882, paddle steamer services commenced across the Wash to the new Skegness Pier. The ‘handsome and commodious pavilion’, added in the 1890s, was destroyed by fire on 11th June 1939 and was not replaced. After World War II, the pier housed…

The Seaview Pier Company was formed on 20th December 1877 and work began in September 1879 to the design of Frank Caws. The unfinished pier officially opened on 7th June 1881. Disappointingly, steamer traffic did not significantly increase tourism to the area. In 1889, a 50 foot extension and a new pier-head increased the length…

Plans for a pier date back to November 1893, but were only adopted following a public meeting held on 23rd October 1899. Consultant engineer R.E. Cooper designed the pier and the contractor was Alfred Thorne of London. The pier opened in 1902. It cost Cowes Council £12,800 and it measured 170 feet. The first steamer…

[ Go to Latest Entry ] In 1874, Yarmouth Corporation (later Yarmouth Town Trust) were given permission to construct a pier.Work began in 1875 to the design of Denham and Jenvey. The Mayor of Yarmouth opened the 685 foot long pier on 19th July 1876. A few weeks later a drifting ship damaged the new…