STOP PRESS – a new book from Martin: “Herne Bay’s Piers Though the Years”.  A well researched and illustrated history of the piers of this Kent resort.

We now have stock of three older books from Martin covering resorts on the Eastern tip of Kent – see below

Ramsgate – “A Fateful Finger of Iron”

Pegwell Bay – “Adventures in Shrimpville”

Hampton-on-Sea near Herne Bay – “Adventures in Oysterville”

And don’t forget his recent book, a major work, published at last year’s A.G.M. in Weston-super-Mare:

Piers That Never Were

Using multiple sources, including old plans, images and maps, Martin has attempted to document as many of the British piers that were proposed but never built.  (see page 2)

Other titles available:

“Nina Carroll’s Seaside Piers” was £6.95, is now only £5 (see page 2)

“Clacton Pier” – local historian, Norman Jacobs, commemorates 150 years of this busy pier  (see below)


We offer a wide range of books about piers and seaside history, DVDs, small gifts and back issues of our newsletter.

All profits go to the Society.


Orders can either be placed online or by post

PayPal or card payment –  please order via the images below. You don’t need to have a PayPal account. (N.B. When paying, click on “Proceed to PayPal” – this will take you to a page where you can pay by credit or debit card as well as by PayPal).

Cheque payment  –  please post details of your order with a cheque for the correct amount, made payable to “National Piers Society Ltd.” to

N.P.S. Sales,
Mrs. Frances White,
Rose Cottage,
Caldecott Green,

The prices quoted below include postage for orders sent to UK addresses only.

For overseas orders please contact N.P.S sales or telephone 01829 271275.

For back issues of Piers, please contact N.P.S sales or telephone 01829 271275.

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