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The English riviera is the perfect place to enjoy the seaside, to stroll around and to exercise.

Worthing Pier is a pier in Worthing, West Sussex, England. Designed by Sir Robert Rawlinson, it was opened on 12 April 1862 and remains open. The pier originally was a simple promenade deck 960 ft (291m) long and 15 ft (4.6m) wide. In 1888 the pier was upgraded with the width increased to 30 ft (9.2m) and the pier head increased to 105 ft (32m) for a 650-seat pavilion to be built. It is a Grade II listed building.

The first moving picture show in Worthing was seen on the pier on 31 August 1896 and is commemorated today by a blue plaque.[1] In 1897 a steam ship began operation between Worthing Pier and the Chain Pier in Brighton, twelve miles to the east.

In March 1913, on Easter Monday, the pier was damaged in a storm, with only the southern end remaining, completely cut off from land. Later, it was affectionately named 'Easter Island'. A rebuilt pier was opened on 29 May 1914.

In September 1933 the pier and all but the northern pavilion were destroyed by fire. In 1935 the remodelled Streamline Moderne pier was opened, and it is this that remains today.

Worthing Pier was sectioned in 1940 for fear of German invasion after the retreat at Dunkirk. A large hole was also blown in the pier to prevent it being used as a possible landing stage in the event of invasion.

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  • Copyright: Emmanuel BINOT (speedymanu) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 395 W: 5 N: 199] (3701)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-07-09
  • Camera: Nikon D7000
  • Exposure: f/0.6, 1/512 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2016-09-17 2:48
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