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1 Feb 2019 5:28PM
Such a pity it will be lost forever...still makes a lovey image though. Pam
1 Feb 2019 7:53PM
Great image,
Jestertheclown 14 8.8k 255 England
1 Feb 2019 10:26PM

Quote:Brighton Old Pier

It's actually "The West Pier".
1 Feb 2019 10:45PM
Thank Jester.
Jestertheclown 14 8.8k 255 England
1 Feb 2019 10:57PM
As a child, years ago, during unusually long "spring tides", my Mother and I used to walk out from the beach, right around the end of this pier and back up on to the beach next door.
I don't know if that's still possible; even if the tides still allow it, there's so much wreckage around and below the pier that I doubt that it would still be a realist proposition.

During the 1980s a scuba diving friend of mine used to quite regularly dive on this. He reckoned that, even then, that the uprights supporting it, which are made of cast iron, were worn down by tides and erosion to about the thickness of a man's wrist.
It's a wonder that it's still standing. In fact, if the superstructure hadn't been burned down/fallen into the sea, its additional weight might well have toppled it a long time ago.

It's saddening to see it like this. I can remember it as it was.
1 Feb 2019 11:22PM
How lovely to hear a bit of the Old Pier’s history! Today, most of us really only know this structure as a great photo opportunitiy - or as a roost for thousands of starlings! I know it will eventually succumb to the seas and the weather, so I guess we’ll just have to “enjoy” it while it lasts!
Irishkate Plus
12 45 122 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2019 1:12PM
Well timed with the bird Annie and probably a lot less of it there now.
RLF Plus
13 18 4 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2019 12:14AM
Sad sight but does create terrific shots for the photographyWink

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