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Landmarks and attractions
'Palace Pier' opened to the public on 20th May 1899.
'Who' 'When' 'Where'
Did you see The Who in concert? When was this? Where did they appear? If you remember – please share your memories by ...
"The Grandest Pier in the World"
This picture postcard of Palace Pier has a postmark of Jan.4th 1916 – 17 years after the official opening. What a ...
A place to 'promenade'
This is the fifth most visited tourist attraction in the UK. By day, it offers excellent views of the city. ...
Victoria Regina once walked on her planks. Day-trippers now regulars: full of gusto and pranks. Withstanding force-niners and lashings of rain, It stands ...
A view from the sea
This photo of the Palace Pier was taken sometime in the 1980s by Mum and Dad on their way from Shoreham ...
Brighton Pier's 110th year anniversary celebration
Have you any special memories? Do you have any special memories of the pier? Did you see any of the famous ...
Theatre at the end of the pier Easter 1939: I remember that when I was a very small boy, my father ...
“This is a painting I did of Palace Pier (from Marine Parade). It shows the theatre at the end, which ...
Early 1960s photograph
A spooky view I think that this is a rather spooky view the Palace Pier; it was taken in the early ...
Essential repairs to the pier clock
The original aquarium clock? Rumour has it that the pier clock tower was originally located at the entrance to the aquarium. ...
Formerly known as Palace Pier
Please note that this text is an extract from a reference work written in 1990. As a result, some of ...
“This is probably my most popular image of all time. It shows deckchairs on the Palace Pier, looking towards the ...
Hooked on fishing
How I got hooked When aged about 10, my godmother (Gladys White, the secretary of Fabians Builders in West Hill Road) ...
Memories of the 1960s
A magical place The Palace Pier was a magical place. In the 1960s a charge was made for going onto the ...
Opened to the public in May 1899
Construction In 1889 the Brighton Marine Palace and Pier Company was formed to erect a new pleasure pier opposite the Old ...
Photographed from Dalton's Beach
Photographed in 1964 This photograph of Palace Pier was taken from Dalton’s Beach in mid 1964. At that time it still ...
Photos from the 1970s
Relaxing on the helter-skelter
“This is probably one of the best views of Brighton in Brighton. It’s from the top of the helter-skelter on ...
Seafood and Mystery Tours
Looking through the gaps I have some nice memories of walking down The Palace Pier as a child with my family. ...
The 'Great Wheel'
This photograph of the ‘Great Wheel’ on the Palace Pier was taken in 1938. It certainly is a world away ...
Landmarks and attractions
Hollingbury Park Golf Golf Course & Club
Queen Victoria Memorial
Royal Pavilion Indian Gate
Victoria Fountain, Old Steine
War Memorial, Old Steine
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