November 25, 2014

This day in history:
The Royal Suspension Chain Pier was opened on 25 November 1823 with a procession and firework display, but, to the disappointment of the town, without royalty being present. It proved an immediate success with both cross-channel travellers and also with promenaders who were charged an admission of two pence or one guinea annually. The pier also attracted many artists with its graceful outline, including Constable and Turner. read more

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