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Skegness Pier (Skegness)

Skegness Pier is one of a dwindling number of English seaside piers, a fascinating and much loved institution.

It is situated at the popular Lincolnshire resort of Skegness, pointing out into the North Sea.

After landowner the Earl of Scarborough had organised a competition to design a pier, the 1817 foot structure was opened in 1881, and was extended in 1898.

Like many others, Skegness Pier was taken over by the military during the Second World War, and not reopened until 1948.

It was severely damaged during the terrible East Coast floods of 1953, and gales destroyed a considerable part of the structure in 1978.

The owners, however, are planning to restore the pier to its former glory.

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