West Pier, Brighton, Brighton and Hove

West Pier, Brighton, Brighton and Hove
Photograph taken 1970 © Historic England Archive ref: BB70/07332

This is one of four kiosks on the pier and shows the range of activities on offer in 1970. The West Pier was built in the mid 1860s by Eusebius Birch. It was one of the most spectacular piers in England. It was closed in 1975, badly damaged by the hurricane of October 1987 and partially demolished in 1991. It was left in ruins after 2 arson attacks in 2003.

Location

Brighton and Hove Brighton

Period

1970s (1970 - 1979)

Tags

leisure entertainment seaside pier tourism