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.

New Brighton Pier

From Graces Guide

of Wallasey

18676 September. The first, wooden pier was replaced by a 600 foot iron structure designed by Eugenius Birch and facilities included a saloon, a central observation tower for viewing shipping on the Mersey, refreshment rooms, shelters and an orchestra.

1928 The pier was bought by Wallasey Corporation for £13,000. They spent £31,354 replacing rather than repairing all the buildings, including the pavilion.

1965 The pier was closed but was later leased to a subsidiary of Fortes who re-opened it in June 1968. However, although an estimated £200,000 was spent on improvements, the pier was closed in November 1972.

1977 The pier became unsafe and permission for demolition was granted by the Environment Secretary and wWork took place later that year.

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