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The Royal Pier Hotel, now Rees Hall.

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This stunning and unusual photograph, pictured above, is postmarked 1909.

It shows Edwardians at play, roller skating on South Parade Pier with Pier Mansions, built four years previously, in the background.

The picture comes from Paul Costen, the Waterlooville photographer and collector who can be contacted at