Sussex has a good claim to be the birthplace of the seaside pleasure pier, for although Ryde Pier on the Isle of Wight has the earliest origins as a pier, the famous Chain Pier at Brighton was the first to be used as a fashionable promenade. There followed a rich succession of piers, as from the 1860s until around 1910 as they were constructed in Brighton West, Worthing, Bognor, Hastings, and Eastbourne. In their heyday they were the place to be seen. Brighton even boasted a "moving pier," the extraordinary Electric Railway ...

Piers of Sussex 2009, History Press

ISBN-13: 9780752448848

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