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Our seaside piers are masterpieces of Victorian engineering. Some were modest structures that began their lives as landing places for pleasure steamers. Others were elegant and exotic, created to impress, thrusting out into the sea with characteristic Victorian aplomb. By 1900 piers were the focus for seaside fun, and thousands of holiday-makers pushed through the turnstiles to enter a world far removed from their workaday lives. This evocative collection of archive photographs from The Francis Frith Collection shows our piers during the times when they were at their most popular. Written by Tim Mickleburgh, a former chairman of the National Piers Society, this book offers a fascinating history of Britain's piers. This book will spark many memories for you and your family, and provide hours of enjoyable reading and reminiscing.

  • Free optional inscription available!
  • 128 pages
  • ISBN 978-1-84589-344-6
  • Printed to order

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A Frith photo print

These books include a voucher for a free Frith Photo Print. Turn to the back of your Frith book and find a voucher for a free mounted print of a Frith photo of your choice. Simply choose any photo from the book, return the completed voucher with a small payment for P&P. We will then print it in sepia and mount it for you in our Medium Standard mount.

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Add a dedication to the title page

Add a personal dedication to the title page - free of charge. Most of our books are printed individually to order. You can add a personal message when you buy that will be printed on the title page at no extra cost, making our books a great gift or keepsake. This is a great option for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and leaving or retirement.

" I ordered a book with a personalised touch (from my youngest kids to their grandma). Having the option to personalise is one of the reasons I bought it. It was promptly delivered, no fuss, no delays. An absolutely beautiful pictorial historical account of my Mum's home town, which I am sure she will be delighted with.

Thank you very much Francis Frith."

Michael Berryman