This black and white image depicts Southwold Pier. Southwold pier is located in the coastal town of Southwold, at N Parade, Southwold IP18 6BN, England, U.K.
Southwold pier was built in 1900 as a landing stage for steamships that brought tourists from London, Clacton and Great Yarmouth until the 1930s. It was 270 yards (250 m) long and finished with a T-shaped end.
The ownership of the pier transferred from that of the Coast Development Company following its winding up in 1906 to The Amusement Equipment Company.
Southwold pier’s landing stage was destroyed during a storm in 1934, with the T-shaped end being swept away. In addition to the pier, a concert hall and amusement arcade were made in 1937 at the shore end of the pier.
During the Second World War, the pier had a section removed due to the fear of its use during an invasion. Further damage occurred from an impact on a mine. The pier was rebuilt after the war at the cost of £30,000.
Further damage caused by storms in October 1955 and February 1979 left the length of the pier at 20 yards (18 m).
In 1960, a part of the pier pavilion was transformed into the Neptune Bar public house.
Parts of the pier were further restored in 1987, where additional work was carried out to the theatre and function room. After the reconstruction, the pier then reopened in December 1988.
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Location: Southwold Pier
Year took: 2020
Copyright owner: J. J. Williamson