PICTURE GALLERY: Southsea pier’s Gaiety Bar reopens

Charlie Honess, three, dressed as a skeleton 171194
Charlie Honess, three, dressed as a skeleton 171194
The Vaults, Albert Road, Southsea.

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A popular seafront venue dubbed ‘the final piece in the jigsaw’ of South Parade Pier, has finally re-opened.

For many years, the pier’s famous Gaiety Bar was a byword for entertainment.

A red-eyed witch          Picture: Vernon Nash PPP-171028-191943006

A red-eyed witch Picture: Vernon Nash PPP-171028-191943006

Last Saturday the venue returned to delight hundreds at two packed halloween parties.

Its reopening completes the set for the pier which reopened to the public in April after a five-year closure and multi-million pound investment from owners Tommy Ware Jnr and Tommy Ware Snr.

Brothers Jacob, four, and Max, nine, Humby as a shark and a ghoul           Picture: Vernon Nash PPP-171028-191954006

Brothers Jacob, four, and Max, nine, Humby as a shark and a ghoul Picture: Vernon Nash PPP-171028-191954006

Some of the partygoers at the Gaiety Bar
Picture: Vernon Nash PPP-171028-192006006

Some of the partygoers at the Gaiety Bar Picture: Vernon Nash PPP-171028-192006006

Five-year-old Grace Miller dressed as a cat
Picture: Vernon Nash PPP-171028-192017006

Five-year-old Grace Miller dressed as a cat Picture: Vernon Nash PPP-171028-192017006

171194 - Gaiety Bar Opening Children's Halloween Party -  Party goers         Picture: Vernon Nash PPP-171028-192028006

171194 - Gaiety Bar Opening Children's Halloween Party - Party goers Picture: Vernon Nash PPP-171028-192028006

Adults are wrapped in toilet roll for a mummy competition           Picture: Vernon Nash PPP-171028-192040006

Adults are wrapped in toilet roll for a mummy competition Picture: Vernon Nash PPP-171028-192040006

Adults wrapped in toilet roll to make them into mummies
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Adults wrapped in toilet roll to make them into mummies Picture: Vernon Nash PPP-171028-192113006

A witch with a tray of spooky sweets
Picture: Vernon Nash PPP-171028-192147006

A witch with a tray of spooky sweets Picture: Vernon Nash PPP-171028-192147006