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St Anne’s Pier, a Sunset beach walk…..

St Anne's Pier, St Anne's-on-the-Sea, Lancashire Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

St Anne’s Pier,
St Anne’s-on-the-Sea, Lancashire
Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

Well I am back on my Blog following a great Easter holiday, spent visiting much loved family and friends. It was great to see them and to visit some great locations and share some time with, food and drinks and chat.

My Aunt lives near the town of St Anne’s Lancashire, located in the north west of England.

I can remember visiting the town as a kid and one of the most exciting locations was the Pier.

Half way through this last visit I took an evening walk to the Pier and took this series of images.

These days the Pier looks a little less visited than I remember when I was younger but its looking in great condition and it was perfect to see in just as the sunset out at sea…..

St Anne’s Pier, St Anne’s-on-the-Sea, Lancashire, UK

St Anne’s Pier is a Victorian era pleasure pier in the English seaside resort of St Anne’s-on-the-Sea, Lancashire. It lies on the estuary of the River Ribble. The pier, designed by A. Dowson, was completed in 1885 and was one of the earliest public buildings in St Anne’s, a 19th-century planned town. The pier was originally intended to be a sedate promenading venue for the resort’s visitors, but attractions were later added. Changes made to the estuary channels to improve access to Preston Dock left the pier on dry land and ended its steamer services to Blackpool and Liverpool.

A Tudor-style entrance was built in 1899. Early 20th-century additions included a Moorish-style pavilion in 1904 and the Floral Hall in 1910. The Moorish Pavilion was destroyed by fire in 1974, shortly after the town’s centenary; the Floral Hall burned down in 1982. Originally 914 feet (279 m) long, the pier was reduced to 600 feet (180 m) by the demolition of the seaward end. English Heritage has designated the pier a Grade II listed building.

St Anne’s-on-the-Sea is a planned seaside resort on the Fylde coast, at the mouth of the River Ribble, in Lancashire. It was developed in the 19th century, largely by the St Anne’s Land & Building Company. The company was formed in 1874 and leased land for the new town from the estate of the local Clifton family. Towards the end of the 19th century, pleasure piers became a common feature of English seaside resorts, and by the 1870s there were already two piers in nearby Blackpool, one in Southport and one 3.5 miles (5.6 km) away in Lytham. The wording of the land company’s original lease indicates that a pier was probably planned for St Anne’s from its beginning. A subsidiary, the St Anne’s-on-the-Sea Pier and Improvements Company was formed in 1877. The company directors believed that a pier at St Anne’s would offer visitors better conditions for fishing and boating than those at neighbouring resorts.

More ….

St Anne’s Pier, a Sunset walk beach walk : Image Gallery

St Annes Pier 2

St Annes Pier 5

St Annes Pier 55

St Annes Pier 25

St Annes Pier 50

St Annes Pier 100

17 responses

  1. Nice place and photos! Thank you.

    April 13, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    • Hello πŸ™‚

      Thank you , very pleased you enjoyed the post πŸ™‚

      April 14, 2015 at 12:39 am

  2. Wow what a way to come back Nigel – gorgeous scenes! Welcome back, nice to see you again ~

    April 13, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    • Hi. Mary πŸ™‚

      Thank you and its great to be back, thank you for the welcome πŸ™‚

      April 14, 2015 at 12:38 am

  3. My first thought: the sky looks different from that in Ireland. Then I saw you were in England …. Nice pictures Nigel (as usual) πŸ˜€

    Herman πŸ˜‰

    April 13, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    • Hello Herman πŸ™‚

      that’s a great observation, thank you πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      April 14, 2015 at 12:36 am

  4. Your photos show why they need long piers in Lancashire. Lovely post.

    April 13, 2015 at 6:29 pm

  5. beechdey

    Reblogged this on Beechdey’s Weblog.

    April 13, 2015 at 7:24 pm

  6. Wow! Great! πŸ™‚

    April 13, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    • Hello zark πŸ™‚

      Thank you, very pleased you enjoyed πŸ™‚

      April 14, 2015 at 12:34 am

  7. Wow what a gorgeous pier!!! Fantastic shots Nigel πŸ™‚

    April 14, 2015 at 11:16 am

  8. Welcome back.

    April 14, 2015 at 8:34 pm

  9. poppytump

    Welcome back Nigel … and what a sunset in your panorama … a beautiful pastel palette !
    Love piers .. this one is very striking . And popular I’m sure πŸ˜‰

    April 15, 2015 at 2:15 pm

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