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Saltburn Pier

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saltburn pier

saltburn pier
Made by robbie484
Saltburn’s Victorian pier was the first iron pier to be built on the North East Coast, is the most northerly surviving British Pier and the only remaining pleasure pier on the North East coast. Built in an exposed position and facing due north into the cruel and unforgiving North Sea, the history of Saltburn Pier tells a tale of survival against the elements. The pier was commissioned by the Saltburn Pier Company in 1867, designed by Mr J Anderson and completed two years later, opening in May 1869. Consisting of iron trestles under a wooden deck, the pier was built to a length of 1400ft (424m). There was a steamer landing stage at the head of the pier and two circular kiosks at the entrance. During 1873 it was decided to build a saloon at the pier head and to provide gas lighting along the length of the pier. Within ten years of opening, two horrific gales had taken out the pier head, the landing stage and part of the pier deck. The damage was repaired - subsequent alterations reducing the length of the pier to 1250ft (379m) - and the pier re-opened but the Saltburn Pier Company had lost heart and decided to sell. The Pier and hoist were sold at auction at the Alexandra Hotel for £800 in 1880. The new owners were the Saltburn Improvement Company. Windshields, a bandstand, and refreshment rooms were added. Gas lighting was replaced by electric lighting in 1887. The pier-head suffered further storm damage in 1900 and in May 1924 the German ship 'Ovenbeg' collided with the west side of the pier causing a great deal of damage. The bandstand was now inaccessible so a theatre was built at the shore entrance in 1925. The damage caused by the collision was finally repaired, five years later, in 1930. Purchased by the local council in 1938, Saltburn Pier, along with others like it, was sectioned in 1940 for fear of German invasion. After the war restoration and repair work commenced in 1947 and the pier was finally re-opened to the public in April 1952. Severe gales hit again the following year and badly twisted the whole structure resulting in repairs estimated at £23,000. These took a further five years to complete, but no sooner had the pier reopened than two piles were lost at the seaward end costing a further £6,000 to replace. In 1961 another twenty piles were badly twisted in exceptional storms. The 1970s were no kinder in Saltburn Pier's history. In 1971, 1973 and 1974 piles were lost at the seaward end leaving the pier in a dangerous state. As emergency plans were being drawn up to save the pier, a severe gale on 29th October 1974 washed away the pier-head and left the remainder of the deck in a much weakened state. Finally, in 1975, the local council submitted an application to the Department of the Environment to have the pier demolished. Saltburn Pier continued it’s fight for survival when a public enquiry concluded that only the last thirteen trestles should be removed and the remainder of the structure should be restored. The pier, now reduced in length to 681ft (206m), was restored, reopening to the public on 29th June 1978 after a closure of five years. Further restoration work was carried in the early 1990s when the entrance-building roof was renewed. With the new millenium and the aid of National Lottery Grant funding Saltburn pier underwent a major restoration programme designed to return it to its former glory. The grant enabled the cast iron trestles that support the pier to be conserved to reinforce the structure. The steel deck beams have been replaced with traditional timber to reflect the pier’s original appearance. Access to the pier has also been improved through the use of an inclined path that provides step-free access. It was officially re-opened to the public on 13th July 2001. The success of the pier restoration has been widely acknowledged, and the pier, along with the town’s cliff lift, won a top placing in the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Heritage Awards.

The Ghosts of Saltburn Pier

The Ghosts of Saltburn Pier
Made by bluesplayer43
Saltburn by the Sea has maintained much of its original charm as a Victorian seaside resort including this pier, together with the colourful Italian Gardens and walks through Riftswood. Saltburn has the oldest water balanced cliff tramway in Britain that is still in operation, linking the town with the pier 120 feet below. You can park at sea level where the old fishing village straddles Skelton Beck. This was taken on a rather cold, blustery and very changeable day weather wise, but I didn't have a big stopper then so could only get a 3 second exposure at F22. I got some frames without people but I like this one the best. Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire Canon 5D MII | EF 16-35mm IS | f/22 | 3 sec | ISO 50 johnbirchphotography.blogspot.com/

Smoke On The Water

Smoke On The Water
Made by Ste D
This is of course the pier at Saltburn in the North East of England on the night of the second day of spring, it didn't feel like spring though! This is taken with a shutter speed of 1.6 seconds. I like the angle here and the long exposure gives a good effect, I have a few more pictures to share from on and around the pier over the next few days Thanks for looking, comments and critiques welcome Exposure Time 1.6 sec F-Stop f/4.0 ISO Speed Ratings 100 Focal Length 28 mm Date Taken 2006-03-22 22:22

Saltburn Pier

Saltburn Pier
Made by tricky ™
Long-exposure shot of the pier at Saltburn-by-the-sea in Cleveland, on the North East coast. Stopped here briefly on the way home from a long weekend in Whitby. This was at low tide; We almost didnt go as i wanted to be there around high-tide for photography, so the sea is far out in the photo. Typically, when we arrived there was no-one on the pier, but once i'd set up and composed, along came a group of fishermen to stand at the end of the pier :-/

The Clouds are Rolling in

The Clouds are Rolling in
Made by David Hulme
Shortly after this, Tom and I went back to the car and drove back to York. Most people were getting ready for those historically privalaged paper-weights to get married in Westminster Abbey. On this 29th April, 2011, I know where I'd rather be; anywhere but in from of the television cooing over those irrelavent twerps. Nature wins every time.

Saltburn Cliff Railway and Pier

Saltburn Cliff Railway and Pier
Made by Sea Pigeon
The Saltburn Cliff Railway opened in 1883, it connects the pier with the town. It's two carriages operate by pumping water up to the top carriage, when it is heavy enough it travels down the 120 foot drop to the bottom station, pulling the lighter carriage from the bottom up. When it reaches the bottom the whole process is repeated.

Seaweed & Saltburn

Seaweed & Saltburn
Made by BobJewers
Apologies for the poor quality of the scan. Black and white image of seaweed clinging to Saltburn Pier. Slightly underexposed but I think it works all the same. Taken with a Centon K200 using Ilford HP5 400 ISO film. F/1.8 Shutter speed 1000 Manual focus at 40 centimetres

Horizon

Horizon
Made by Carl Mick
UPDATE Looks like my Hard Drive has given up on my Laptop and may be beyond repair. I can only keep updating this image at the moment as i have no access to my pictures while i am borrrowing the wifes laptop Sorry Guys and Gals will get back to you all as soon as i can

A View Along The Pier At Saltburn (C)

A View Along The Pier At Saltburn (C)
Made by james_mayo84
Using a stone texure and a Bromoil sheet as another layer (both texture layers courtesy of Digital Photo Magazine), combined together give a lot more worn and grainy effect to the usually very smooth wooden boards.

SBNRcr07

SBNRcr07
Made by rojabro
view from the pier at Saltburn-by-the-Sea towards the steel works at Redcar

Beach, Saltburn

Beach, Saltburn
Made by Forest Pines
I'm told Saltburn is one of the most northerly surfing beaches in Britain. North-facing, it's about 500 miles due south of Shetland; but otherwise there is no land between here and the ice packs.

Walking on the pier

Walking on the pier
Made by Ste D
you better not walk in front of my shot of this empty pier try and stop me oi you have just spoilt my shot of the pier hmmmm No you haven't I like it more like this! Now my desktop background!

End Of The Pier Show

End Of The Pier Show
Made by Feversham Lens
Saltburn and its funicular railway (or inclined tramway) from the pier, which was opened in 1869, restored in 2001 and is 1,500ft long. The town celebrates its 150th birthday in 2011.

Saltburn

Saltburn
Made by davekpcv
I always wanted to spend Christmas Day on a beach. What I really had in mind was Bondi or Copacabana, not battling through the snow to get to one in the north east of England.

Saltburn Pier

Saltburn Pier
Made by Lee Richards1
The last surviving pier on the North East coast of England which was completed in 1869. Sadly, it is now about half the length it is was originally.

Under the Pier

Under the Pier
Made by Vintage Red
The pier at Saltburn. I always think its worth seeking a different perspective and here that approach was rewarded by these strong geometric patterns.

Watching the setting sun

Watching the setting sun
Made by Gary Sean Burrows
This was taken at saltburn by sea on the North east coast. Proof the sun does set in the east, But only for a short time in the year this happens.

Walking their Dogs

Walking their Dogs
Made by David Hulme
Looking southwards towards Whitby from the pier at Saltburn-by-the-Sea on an early Spring morning, watching the dog owners walk their pets.

Holding Fast

Holding Fast
Made by David Hulme
Salt, sea and all that the weather can throw at these metal couplings have rusted them but they still hold fast. But for how long?

SBNpr09

SBNpr09
Made by rojabro
... and this telephoto shot of the end of the pier, taken one minute after the previous picture, shows how rough the sea was



Nearest places of interest:

Saltburn Tramway
The Zetland Hotel
Old mortuary
Old Saltburn
  Le Golf National
hameau de Villaroy
St Germain's Church
Valley Garden

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