Go to Latest Entry A 100 foot wooden jetty was completed on 2nd August 1856. It was replaced in 1861 by a 1000 foot wooden pier designed by George Rennie. This opened on 17th September 1861 having cost £3,418. The piles were replaced in cast iron in 1866 and the ‘T’ shaped head was swept…

Go to Latest Entry Once one of Weston-super-Mare’s favourite tourist attractions, the Seaquarium at Weston-super-Mare closed in March 2019 due to continuing finanacial problems. For almost two years, it stood empty. Then in February 2021, it was announced that the owners of Weston’s Grand Pier, the Michaels family company, AGM Holdings, had signed a deal…

Fort William is a busy town and a major tourist centre, located on the eastern shore of Loch Linnhe, a sea loch on the west coast of Scotland. Due to its proximity to Ben Nevis and many other Munro mountains, it is a centre for hill walking and climbing, with Glen Coe just to the…

Following a series of pier and harbour constructions at Sunderland starting in the early 18th century, the building of the current North pier, known commonly now as just Roker Pier, began in September 1885 and was finally opened, complete with its striking red and grey granite lighthouse, in September 1903. The pier eventually fell into…

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The first, wooden pier was replaced by a 600 foot iron structure designed by Eugenius Birch. It opened in September 1867 and facilities included a saloon, a central observation tower for viewing shipping on the Mersey, refreshment rooms, shelters and an orchestra. The pier was bought, in 1928, by Wallasey Corporation for £13,000. They spent…

The foundation stone for the pier was laid on 20 July 1903 by HRH Prince of Wales, later King George V, after which the pier was named. The pier was designed by the engineer WH Tressider and the contractor was EH Page. The pier was opened on 5 May 1905 by the Earl of Kimberley.…

[ Go to Latest Entry ] The Boscombe Pier Company was formed in 1886 and the first pile was laid on 11th October 1888. Designed by Archibald Smith, the 600 foot pier opened on 28th July 1889 but, initially, was not successful. The local council took over the pier in 1904 and erected buildings at…

[ 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…

[ 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…