West Pier, Brighton, a sad shell of its former self

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I had heard about West Pier before (and indeed glimpsed it from afar on a previous visit to the city) but I went for a closer look yesterday and was deeply saddened to see its demise.  Only the seagulls can view those iron beams and beautiful decorative elements properly now.  I have created a slideshow of the images so you can see different views.

When my relatives were here it would have been a wonderful sight to behold, and also the “new pier” opened in 1899 (the one which now has the flashing Brighton pier sign on.. as this postcard from the Old Stratford Upon Avon Brighton section shows).

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2 comments

  1. Sheryl

    The pictures are lovely–in a sad kind of way. Thanks for sharing the old post card. The pier was amazing in the early 20th century.

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