PICTURED: 10 fascinating photos showing South Parade Pier in its heyday

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Last April South Parade Pier reopened its doors after five years, and has since regained its place as one of Portsmouth’s most famous landmarks and tourist attractions.

From its early days in the 19th century to the struggles in recent years to reopen it, the pier has had a long and colourful history.

We’ve had a look down memory lane to remember the great Victorian pier in its heyday.