Crowd gathers as South Parade Pier opens

A CROWD has gathered as South Parade Pier reopens to the public today.

Friday, 14th April 2017, 9:53 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 8:31 pm
South Parade Pier as it reopens on April 14. Picture: Loughlan Campbell

The reopening of the Southsea landmark comes five years after the shutters were closed on the Grade II-listed structure due to safety fears.

Following the lifting of court restrictions on the 137-year-old building, people are allowed to walk up to just past the former Albert Tavern bar.

The News will be broadcasting live on Facebook during the reopening.

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The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor David Fuller, will get the party started from 10am on Friday.

Music acts are set to perform across the weekend up until 10pm on a stage by the bar.

Drinks, refreshments and food will also be available for guests.