A Conversation for Piers of the East Wight, Isle of Wight, UK

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Post 1

Gandalf ( Got my own Comp Now!! Still Redundant!! )


IT IS A FIX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post 2


I'm not sure if they're in the 5 most visited, but they were definately in the 5 newest...
You from the Island, Gandalf?


Isle of Wight

Post 3


Today I found an old post card sent from Seaview by a relative in September 1951. The picture was 'Seaview Pier'. It had a remarkable suspension bridge construction with four towers supporting the cables. We live the other side of the Solent and nothing like this can be seen today. I thought it must be a hoax.

So I looked it up on Wikipiedia and sure enough there had been such a pier built around 1870 for the growing numbers of visitors to Seaview to promenade on.

According to Wikipoedia the pier was not very rigid and swayed when people walked on it. But it lasted eighty years and finally succumbed to two days of heavy storms from December 26th to 30th 1950.

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Post 4


I just wish I'd had a chance to walk on it...


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