Britain’s most iconic pier
For almost a century and a half the West Pier has been Britain’s most iconic pier. Renowned for its wonderful architectural style, it has been visited and enjoyed by millions. Even today with its sculptural remains casting an eerie beauty over the seafront, the West Pier is still the most photographed building in Brighton.
Oral history project
The West Pier Trust is developing an oral history project. If you or your family have memories of the pier and would like them to become part of a growing archive of reminiscences please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01273 321499. You will be interviewed and in due course, with your permission, your stories will be made available to hear on the website www.westpier.co.uk . Eventually it is hoped that the oral history archive will be a key part of the exhibition at the proposed West Pier heritage centre.
Online photographic memories
The West Pier Trust are also creating an on-line archive of personal photographs, film and written memories of people who used the pier for pleasure or worked for the pier company. The trust are inviting the public to submit material to show on our website. If you would like to add to this collection please go to www.westpier.co.uk/memories.