Brighton - A brief History

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Brighton pier
BRIGHTON PIER: The New brighton Promenade was built in 1867, its was opend on the 7th september, 1867 and completed on the 9th April 1868. It was 550 feet long and 70 feet wide. The pier was closed in 1923 and four years later the Wallasey Corporation became its owner and re-opened it with its own entrance from the promenade. The whole of the pier was rebuilt in 1931 at a cost of £45,000. Bargin!!
There are good reason why you have to visit Brighton Pier, firstly, its free!! always good!! Secondly, the fun fair at the end of this pier, so much fun, especialy at night. Warning it can be a bit cheesey but I think thats the appeal.

WEST PIER: All that is left is now a skelton of what was once a stunning pier. designed bt Eugenius Birch, the celebrated pier architects it was shut down in 1975 and slowing left to decay, which is a pitty as there has been many campaign to restore this grand pier but to no avail. I think its sad that this pier has been lefted to decay like this.
If you like photography this is a wicked shoot, try going at sunset and I garuantee won't be disapointed.

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Brighton pier
Brighton pier
West Pier - whats left of it any h…
West Pier - whats left of it any …
West Pier
West Pier
West Pier
West Pier
west pier
west pier
West Pier
West Pier
West pier
West pier
Brighton
photo by: petit_gooroo