Fire-dogged South Parade Pier - a pictorial history | Nostalgia
The first South Parade Pier opened in July 1879.
It was destroyed by fire in 1904 and rebuilt in 1908 on cast iron supports.
Fire again struck the pier in 1974 during the filming of the Ken Russell film Tommy.
To see the full collection of our pictures, all 24 of them showing both South Parade and Clarence piers, click here.
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