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Herne Bay's ruined pier head & Kentish Flats wind farm by Frank Johnston - whatpics.co.uk

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Frank Johnston - whatpics.co.uk Frank Johnston - whatpics.co.uk
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33
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0.25 Gigapixels
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402
Date added
Jun 07, 2014
Date taken
Jun 06, 2014
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The first pier opened in 1832. It was 1107 metres long and cost £50,000. A baggage line was added, and a sail-powered car made its maiden run on June 13th 1833.
London steamers ceased in 1862, and damage caused by toredo worm and winter storms led to closure. The pier was sold for scrap in 1871.
A new 97 metre wood and iron pier opened on August 27th 1873 and cost £2,000. A theatre was added in 1884.
Work on extending the pier began in 1896, to plans by E.Mattheson. After a virtual rebuild (completed in 1899), Herne Bay's 'third' pier measured 1154 metres. An electric tramway (used during construction work) was retained.
On 11th January 1978, storms destroyed the main neck, leaving only a short section intact with the pier-head isolated out at sea.
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Details: 16 - 24 mpixel images processed in Adobe Lightroom & manually stitched in Photoshop (716 mb psb file)
Nikon D7100 with FX 300mm f/4D IF ED AF-S Lens & 1.4 x teleconverter at 420mm (630mm - 35mm equiv). f/10, ISO-200, 1/640 sec.
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