Can You Peer At The Pier?

A long time Hornsea had its very own pier, though it didn’t last long. It was built between 1878 and 1880 and was as long as 3 football pitches or 27 buses. A year after it was finished it was hit by a ship during a storm, which knocked the end off, shortening it to the length of one football pitch or 7 and a half buses.

The pier was open to the public a few times after it was crashed in to, but by 1897 it had been sold for scrap and demolished. The photograph you can see is one of the few photographs that shows Hornsea Pier when it was first built.

(Image courtesy of Hornsea Civic Society)