The history of Clarence Pier, Southsea, in pictures | Nostalgia

A great collection of old images showing Clarence Pier, Southsea, in its various guises going back to 1860.

Monday, 19th July 2021, 7:41 pm
Clarence Pier with the paddle steamer Lorna Doone on the left. This picture was taken shortly before the outbreak of war in 1939. Picture: Robert James collection
Clarence Pier with the paddle steamer Lorna Doone on the left. This picture was taken shortly before the outbreak of war in 1939. Picture: Robert James collection

There are many more old photographs of the pier in our collection which you can see by clicking here.

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The original Clarence Pier of 1871. The original Clarence Pier of 1871 when horse drawn trams terminated at platforms seen on the pier to the left. Picture: Robert James collection
The bandstand on Clarence Pier. Undated. Picture: Barry Cox collection
Clarence Pier and Esplanade, Southsea, on a summer’s afternoon in the early years of the last century.