Magic of Piers
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From Southport to Skegness and Aberystwyth to Yarmouth, Britain’s seaside piers are a national treasure and a ‘must visit’ for anyone venturing to the coast.
At last, here is a publication that tells their story, what inspired their designers, what attracts their millions of visitors and why their popularity has spanned generations, survived world wars and stubbornly stood against the battering of sea storms. Many are still vibrant and delighting visitors while others have gone, destroyed by fires, collisions or the sea... but are fondly remembered.


Each pier has its own story and is a unique attraction but they all share one distinction – Britain’s coastline would be a much poorer place without them.

Author: Bernard Bale