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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.

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Caption for Worthing, On The Pier C1955: Troops were billeted at the shoreward end pavilion during the Second World War, though it had re-opened to the general public by 1946. A facelift was carried out to this pavilion in 1958, with a £1.1 million renovation scheme taking place in 1979-82. Today the Pavilion Theatre houses dances and concerts, both of the classical and rock music variety.

Memories of Worthing

I very much enjoyed a short holiday at The Beach Hotel on Worthing seafront in 1976, it was very grand back then, marvellous food and excellent service and a short walk from the wonderful Roberts Wine Lodge and the pier. Sadly this hotel has now been demolished and replaced with a Premier Inn

In about 1935, when I was 5 years old, my Grandfather used to take us all on gentle rides into the South Downs from his home at 11 Gaisford Road in his circa 1930 Hillman Minx. The beloved Minx was not turbo-charged and could probably manage to reach 50mph downhill following a scintillating acceleration to (...Read full memory)

My first paid job was working at the Boating Pool in 1956 or 1957 for the three weeks of the spring school holiday. There were two adults, the boss whose name I've long forgotten and an older man as his deputy whose name I've never forgotten - Mr Press, who at some time had been a press photographer. I managed (...Read full memory)

I was born in the war years in Broadwater, we moved to Goring when I was 2 years old. I grew up in open fields and smallholdings and nurseries. I remember going down to the beach and playing on what is now the Greensward, then it was streams and ponds, tall tussock grass and full of wild life. I used to wade in the ponds (...Read full memory)

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