Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Hornsea Pier

From Graces Guide

1878 J. S. Bergheim and Co are ironwork contractor; Rowland Tyler is woodwork contractor with Mr Braddon as sub-contractor.[1][2]

1880 May. Designed by Eugenius Birch to a length of 1072 feet

28th October 1880, the ‘Earl of Derby’ collided with the pier, destroying the pier-head and part of the main structure, reducing the pier’s length to 750 feet.

1897 Demolished

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Sources of Information

  1. York Herald - Saturday 03 August 1878
  2. Leeds Mercury - Saturday 15 May 1880