Artwork : ArchiveNo00202

Pier Concrete 1908






Contributor Name South Parade Pier
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Location Southsea
Collection Date 18.05.09 3.25pm
Artefact Name Pier Concrete
Artefact Description Concrete that is connected to the main beam. It crosses from east to west of the Pier.
Artefact Date 1908
Artefact Stored Under the Pier
Artefact Form

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Sample Taken Lump of concrete
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History of Artefact The cost to re-build the Pier with a new concrete deck was 85,000 and employed 1500 workers. In 1939 the Pier was used by the military as a depot due to the concerns of the enemy using the Pier as a landing stage. The structure was breached in the middle with gunpowder canisters to sit on the deck ready to be exploded in the instance of an invasion. In 1944 the Pier was used as a preparation area for the D-Day landings. Pebbles from the beach were used to bulk out the concrete mixture.
Historian James Fyfield
Previous Owners Portsmouth City Council
Special Memories

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