[ Go to Latest Entry ] The pier was built for the Coast Development Company Ltd., which was formed in 1898 by a merger between Belle Steamers Ltd. and other local concerns. Promoted in 1903, the pier opened in August 1905 to a length of half a mile. It incorporated a 3 foot 6 inch…

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…

In 1865, Joseph Wade founded the Hornsea Pier Company. However, by 1871, apart from sinking ten piles, no work had taken place. Wade formed a new company in 1873. A pier was also planned by Pierre du Gillon who had acquired the land to build a pier in 1873. He obtained a Board of Trade…

The stars of BBC Strictly Come Dancing dazzle at Cromer Pier. For more information and tickets contact the pier theatre box office at www.cromerpier.co.uk or ring 01263 512495

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Dunoon is a highlands resort town on the Cowal Peninsula looking out across Holy Loch from the Firth of Clyde in the Argyll and Bute Council Area. The first Dunoon Pier appeared in 1835. The pier was enlarged and a new waiting room constructed in 1867 to cater for the growth of paddle-steamer traffic and…

The seaside piers around the coast of Britain stand as a powerful reminder of the achievements of Victorian engineers and entrepreneurs. However, of the 100 piers that once graced our coastline, only half survive, and several of these face an uncertain future. The National Piers Society is a non-profit making registered charity which was founded…

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