Lee-on-the-Solent seaside history goes on display

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MEMBERS of a residents’ association will help those in Lee-on-the-Solent to remember the past.

Lee-on-the-Solent Residents’ Association is applying to erect interpretation boards on the promenade at Marine Parade to give the history of the now demolished Lee Pier and Lee Tower.

Ray Harding, the fundraising officer, has led the charge to put up the interpretation boards, raising £650 over the year. The boards will tell the history of the pier, which was built in about 1894 and the 120ft tower, which had a lift and viewing platform, and was built in about 1935.

Mr Harding said: ‘It’s providing a focal point of where the pier and tower used to be.’

Mr Harding said he hopes the association will be given further funding and that the board will be put up soon.

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