What Lies Beneath - St Annes Pier Lytham

Victoria limerick

London, United Kingdom

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St Annes Land and Building Company decided to set about building a new pier and work was started in 1879. On 15th June 1885, the Honourable Fred Stanley performed the opening ceremony. The Pier was a narrow, modest structure, uncovered without any imposing entrance and boasting only a single shelter at the far end. In those days it was widely used for embarking pleasure cruises, for the North Channel provided a negotiable stretch of water for vessels of comparatively large tonnage. Even at low tide Blackpool Steamers and privately owned yachts were moored within reach of the pier.

By 1904 the Pier had been widened and extended and on the 2nd April of that year the management announced that the new Concert Pavilion, Bank Kiosk and Pier Head would be open to the public and residents. In June 1910, the Floral Hall, a magnificent structure of glass was officially opened. St Annes Pier was famous for the Lionel Johns’ Pier Orchestra which mostly comprised of lady musicians who played every morning and evening throughout the season in the Floral Hall.

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