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Britannia pier is one of the two piers at Great Yarmouth. Positioned towards the northern end of the resort in the 1850s. The original wooden structure, designed by A W Morant, was a simple structure 700ft (212m) in length and approached through ornate wrought iron gates hung between two rather bland oblong buildings.
The Britannia Pier was damaged by the ‘James & Jessie’ Schooner and a storm in 1868. these events resulted in a shorter pier.
At the end of 1900 the original wooden pier was demolished. A new 810ft (245m) wood and steel pier was opened for public use in 1901. Over the years the pier has had many fires. The grand pavilion was to become the first victim, destroyed in a blaze only seven years after opening. A second pavilion was built, opening a year later in 1910, but this was again destroyed in a blaze in 1914. Within three months a third pavilion was built.
The current day Pier offers all of the amusements that you would expect in a popular seaside town, including amusement arcades, restaurant, bars, funfair and theatre.
Britannia pier 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain tomorrow through next Wednesday, with temperatures bottoming out at 17°C on Friday.Mostly cloudy throughout the day.Today's Forecast
7->170% 46% 11 mph
6:36 am 6:58 pmLight rain starting in the evening.Thursday, Sep 21st
14->1837% 77% 16 mph
6:38 am 6:56 pmMostly cloudy starting in the evening.Friday, Sep 22nd
11->1724% 35% 6 mph
6:40 am 6:53 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Saturday, Sep 23rd
13->1810% 81% 11 mph
6:41 am 6:51 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Sunday, Sep 24th
15->180% 60% 13 mph
6:43 am 6:49 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Monday, Sep 25th
15->1718% 84% 6 mph
6:45 am 6:46 pmClear throughout the day.Tuesday, Sep 26th
15->1827% 3% 10 mph
6:46 am 6:44 pmLight rain starting in the afternoon.Wednesday, Sep 27th
15->1730% 53% 11 mph
6:48 am 6:41 pm
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