Bognor Regis, The Pier 1911
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The pier opened in 1865, with a seaward end pavilion constructed in 1900. A new shoreward end complex was added a decade later, including a cinema, arcade and theatre. Today the seaward end pavilion is no more, a victim of storms in the 1960s. This threatened pier, which was refused Lottery funding, hosts an annual Birdman Rally.

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This selection of vintage photographs shows some of our finest piers in their heyday, recalling their glory days when seaside piers were at the heart of the traditional British family holiday.

A Selection of Memories from Bognor Regis

For many years now, we've been inviting visitors to our website to add their own memories to share their experiences of life as it was, prompted by the photographs in our archive. Here are some from Bognor Regis

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I remember that, I was doing my paper round, knee deep in snow , heard such a noise only to see the end of the pier disappearing in to the sea, I also remember the sea was frozen in parts Diana shilton (nee west)
I came down to Bognor with my family for a three week holiday every summer in the late 50s early 60s, first from Redhill and then from Godalming, Surrey It was mostly on the train, and the last time we came it was in our new car in 1964, before we forsook the Sussex coast for North Devon. We always stayed in a flat in Landsdowne House, on the sea front, above a row of shops between the Royal Hotel and ...see more
I remember staying at the Uplands Hotel for 2 weeks about 1956 or 57. I'm pretty sure it was in Clarence Road and run by a Mr and Mrs Spickernel,( not sure about that spelling ). I was 12 years old and had a great time. The owner had 2 daughters,Suzanne,and Elizabeth,about the same age as me.I remember going to the pictures with them.I used to keep in touch for a while after going home,,maybe about a year or so. ...see more
I am the daughter of Charles and Joyce Munday, both deceased; my two sisters and I grew up with the caravan park as our playground. Dad grew sunflowers all along the front of Monday's caravan park and we also owned the Green Topper Cafe just across from the caravans. I was born in Sudley Road in 1941 and I went to Villa Maria Catholic School... wonderful memories.