THE EARLY DAYS OF THE WEST PIER c.1876
These three delightful photographs must have been taken soon after the opening of the Pier. At any rate, one can say with absolute certainty that they all date from before 1876. As can be seen the Pier was then little more than a straight promenade deck, though much wider than the earlier Chain Pier.
The two lower photographs were probably taken within seconds of each other (note the slightly altered position of the pedestrians in each case) and yet the small one was found in Brighton, whilst the other is a copy of an old original owned by a lady in Essex. I would say both were the work of Edward Fox
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Size of Original: 154x92
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