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.
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7 Day Weather Forecast
Expect a temp in the range 8.9℃ to 11.7℃ with wind speed 1.8 m/sec (NNW)
Expect a temp in the range 6.6℃ to 11.7℃ with wind speed 2.7 m/sec (NNE)
Expect a temp in the range 11.3℃ to 12.7℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 10.1℃ to 12.3℃ with wind speed 5.4 m/sec (WSW)
Expect a temp in the range 9.6℃ to 10.9℃ with wind speed 4.4 m/sec (W)
Expect a temp in the range 9.7℃ to 10.6℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (SW)
Expect a temp in the range 13.5℃ to 14.5℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (SW)
Great Yarmouth weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK
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