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Brighton Pier

Brighton Pier

The pier was constructed between 1891 and 1899. At the time there were two other piers, though the new pier was effectively replacing the older more dilapidated Royal Suspension Bridge, which was subsequently destroyed by a winter storm. The pier attracted many forms of entertainment, and shows took place annually up to the 1973, when a storm broke a barge loose of its mooring and battered it against the pier destroying the theatre and bringing to an end this tradition on the pier. Though storms removed the piers competition damaging the West Pier, and bringing about it’s closure in 1975 and eventual partial removal in 2010. .

Further Reading on Wikipedia : Brighton Pier

Brighton Town

Brighton Town

The town of Brighton existed since at least the 11th century, though its name has changed many times over the centuries. In the 19th century it became the place to visit for a seaside retreat either for day trippers on trains from London or more long stay guests. The Royal Pavilion was built as a home for the Prince Regent. Its style is unusual for the area being of Indo Saracenic architecture. The famous Brighton clock was built to commemorate Queen Victoria’s jubilee in 1888. The world’s oldest electric railway runs along the edge if the beach from the pier east to the Marina. The railway, Volks Electric Railway was built in 1883. The Grand Hotel along the waterfront was built in 1864. The Brighton Wheel was opened in 2011. .

Further Reading on Wikipedia : Brighton

Waterfront

Waterfront

The Brighton waterfront extends for miles both east and west of the pier.

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