South Parade Pier: 1904 destruction

The 1904 fire destroys South Parade Pier

The 1904 fire destroys South Parade Pier

BLAZE Might this picture have been taken when the Co-op building in Fratton Road burned down in 1934?

Just what was a Mountie doing in Fratton Road?

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A large crowd watches the destruction of the pier head and pavilion during the afternoon of July 19, 1904.

The blaze was thought to have been started by a lighted match thrown by one of the fishermen on the landing stage and the funnels of a tug fighting the fire can be seen.

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