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Message started by jduck1979 on Oct 2nd, 2011 at 2:21am

Title: Guide to Whitby's East Pier
Post by jduck1979 on Oct 2nd, 2011 at 2:21am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAos67gfpaM&hd=1
Located on the East side of the town (hence the name "East Pier"), and running from Tate Hill Beach of Dracula fame out into the North Sea.
Access is via a steep slipway at the end of Henrietta Street, unless you fancy clambering across some slippery rocks in the corner of Tate Hill Beach where it meets the Pier.
This slipway was constructed around 2000/2001 to replace the previous "Spa Ladder" (kinda like a sloping bridge) that had to be demolished due to "structural integrity issues" with the concrete it was made from - you may have seen it in the background of some TV shows from the late 1990's such as "BBC Local Heroes" with Adam Hart-Davis.

There was a gap of a few years before access to the full East Pier was restored in 2001, that didn't last however - the Extension part of the East Pier has been cut off since 2001/2002 after the Bridge over to that was found to be knackered as well. It's still in that state now getting on for 10 years later. Even the sign saying access to the East Pier extension has started getting tatty & corroded.
Here's the last picture I've been able to find that I took from the East Pier extension before it closed:

There is a Facebook group campaigning to Save Whitby's Piers | Recap

Title: Re: Guide to Whitby's East Pier
Post by jduck1979 on Oct 2nd, 2011 at 2:25am
View from the end of main part of the East Pier (April 2011)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWdgw67CW7Y&hd=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHdZOcT4PpU&hd=1

Title: Re: Guide to Whitby's East Pier
Post by jduck1979 on Nov 9th, 2012 at 9:35pm
This Topic was moved here from Whitby General ChitChat by jduck1979.

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