Research Document on St Leonards Pier Timeline

St Leonards-on-Sea Pier, later known as the Palace Pier, had to work hard to compete with Hastings Pier in order to attract customers.

For a time Hastings had two prestigious piers, Hastings Pier and the St Leonards Pier. The research document list important dates, below is an extract from the document.
1886 The St Leonards-on-Sea Pier Company was formed
1891 The first iron pile was screwed into the seabed for the St Leonards Pier.
1891 The St Leonards Pier opening ceremony took place. The pier was hailed as a masterpiece of design and construction, with its main feature being the 750-seat semi-Moorish pavilion at its landward end.

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