A conventional promenade pier constructed of iron columns with lattice girder work, St Annes Pier was a relatively modest affair built to a length of 914ft (277m) at a cost of £18,000. Designed by A Mawson and commissioned by the Land and Building Company Ltd, St Annes Pier was opened by Lord Stanley on June 15th 1885. In 1904 further, much more ornate, work was carried out with the construction of a fabulous 1000 seat ‘Moorish’ pavilion as well as various kiosks along the pier neck. This was complimented by a red brick mock-Tudor entrance building, complete with imitation wooden beams and gables, at the shoreward end. The whole complex was finally completed in 1910 with the construction at the pier-head of the ‘Floral Hall’, which provided facilities for concerts, opera’s and vaudeville acts.

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  • ozecard
    ozecardover 5 years ago

    A great capture Kev. Top shot!

  • Thanks Jon, my first time on this beach and I couldn’t resist that sunset.

    – KevM

  • Jadon
    Jadonover 5 years ago

    Excellent mate, just down the road from me, lovely composition and light…

  • Thanks Jason. I did think of dropping you a line, but unfortunately I was over that for work, I got called in at 9.30pm and wasn’t able to escape until 2am, then I was back in the office for most of Saturday.
    I have to say, I’m very jealous of your sunsets :-)

    – KevM

  • phil decocco
    phil decoccoover 5 years ago

    beautiful image, done just right! Especially the varying shapes of the long roof line.

  • Thanks Phil, it’s not often I get to see a sunset in such a wide open space, so I couldn’t resist snapping away.

    – KevM

  • Woodie
    Woodieover 5 years ago

    Congrats on being featured, in Piers and Jetties with this outstanding image!!!
    Cheers Neil

  • Cheers Neil, thanks for the kind words, hopefully I’ll get more pics up soon.

    – KevM

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 5 years ago

    Hi Kev, a great image captured and framed so well. Congratulations on your feature in the Nikon DSLR Users Group. Regards, Don.

  • Thanks Don, the sunset was amazing, although I missed the last moments due to an interruption from work ( :-( ), but I managed to get a couple of decent shots. Thanks for the visit.

    – KevM

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