The Pier entrance in the 1980s

In the 1980s it cost 20p for adults to go on the pier, and even language students who studied at the language school o the Pier had to produce their membership cards.

In the 1980s, the Pier was no longer making money and its 100-year-old structure was in need of serious repair. In 1983 the Pier Company, who had owned it since 1872, sold it to Hamberglow Ltd, a company formed by two of the PierÂ’’s largest concessionaires. The new owners discontinued the yearly inspections of the PierÂ’’s substructure as they struggled to make the Pier a going concern. The pier was damaged in the 1987 hurricane, and in 1989 the owners announced that they had been in the red for the two previous years.

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