Looking Back at Whitley Bay ‘Pier’

Talk of adding a pier at Whitley Bay was a popular topic of conversation in the early 1900s. In 1907 the Whitley Seaside Chronicle and Visitors Gazette ran a series of articles on the topic that included proposed architectural plans for a 600 foot long pillared structure.
Talk of adding a pier at Whitley Bay was a popular topic of conversation in the early 1900s. In 1907 the Whitley Seaside Chronicle and Visitors Gazette ran a series of articles on the topic that included proposed architectural plans for a 600 foot long pillared structure.

Talk of adding a pier at Whitley Bay was a popular topic of conversation in the early 1900s.

In 1907 the Whitley Seaside Chronicle and Visitors’ Gazette ran a series of articles that included architectural plans for a 600ft long pillared structure. The position for the pier was suggested as being in line with the Esplanade, with attractions including a concert hall, bandstand, pierrot pavilion and landing stage.

Comparisons to other coastal towns with piers like Redcar and Felixstowe were made, with it said that Whitley’s pier would prove a “valuable asset to the urban district”.

Interestingly, despite assurances from the newspaper that the scheme had been decided upon, no pier was built.

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