Hand-tinted postcard of the Pier with waiting coach and horses

In the early Edwardian period horse-drawn coaches were still a common form of local transport.

The original pier was 910 feet long (277m) and was supported by 200 cast iron columns. At the entrance was a wide gap to allow the pounding waves of a storm to hit the sea wall and come harmlessly through the opening, thus preventing damage to the deck.

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  • “The Ring that Binds” was produced on the pier in November 1905, thus dating the postcard.

    By Helena Wojtczak (25/09/2018)

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