Seafront, Eastbourne, BN21
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The building of Eastbourne Pier commenced in 1866 and although it was officially opened in 1870, it was not actually completed in its entirety until 1872. However, as soon after as 1877, a devastating storm literally swept away half of the pier, meaning that it was necessary to redesign and rebuilt much of the overall structure. Measuring approximately 205 metres / 1,000 feet in length and featuring a tea room, various kiosks, bars, a large amusement arcade and the Atlantis Nightclub, Eastbourne Pier is also known for its camera obscura room which was restored in 2003 and features an optical device that projects the outside image onto a circular screen. Of interest, the pier was recently used as a backdrop in the remake of the classical Brighton Rock movie, featuring Helen Mirren and John Hurt.
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