52c - Brighton Part IV
Posted by Jody on June 17, 2013
We left the Brighton Wheel and headed off up the pier for the rides. Brighton Pier started off life as the Palace Pier, built in 1823 to service passenger ships arriving from Dieppe. Over the years it grew and grew into the attraction it is today. I was quite astonished to find that over its long history it has not once been destroyed by fire, flood, or fractious young fellows with far-fetched foibles (ie kids with matches).
~~~You can read our family's very own Brighton Beach memoir here: Brighton ~ A Top 10 British Memory.