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Simon Roberts’ photo project Pierdom captures piers past and present in the South East


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SOUTHAMPTON ROYAL SPANS: Southampton Water DESIGN: Edward L Stephens CONSTRUCTION: – YEAR OPENED: 1833 ORIGINAL LENGTH: 275M PRESENT LENGTH: – FIRE: 1987 STORM DAMAGE: – RESTORATION: 1838, 1864, 1871, 1892, 1937, 1963, 1986 Once Southampton’s playground, the Royal Pier was an elegant city landmark. It was opened by Princess Victoria just prior to becoming Queen  Continue Reading »