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11 January 2013

Rather English - Walk on Southwold Pier

Originally built in 1900 and 810 feet long, Southwold Pier once offered a landing stage for steamships carrying passengers from London Bridge. However, by 1979 a combination of storms and deliberate dismantling had reduced it to just 60ft. Rebuilding work started in the late 1990s, restoring the pier to 623 feet by 2001, leading to it being named Pier of the Year in 2002.

Today, the pleasantly-modern pier is owned by the Bourne family, combining a mix of caf├ęs and restaurants, shops, installations such as Tim Hunkin and Will Jackson's Water Clock and the inevitable amusement arcade.

For more, see http://www.southwoldpier.co.uk

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  1. What a tragedy to see the mess that the storms made :( Clearly everyone is delighted with the restoration. The traditional Amusement Arcade will appeal to family groups, but for me there is nothing as cool as the cafes, shops and walking areas.

  2. I went on mini package holiday. My husband had his feet mechanically tickled, then we both went deep sea diving.