Worthing Pier

Worthing Pier is a pier in Worthing, West Sussex, England. Designed by Sir Robert Rawlinson, it was opened on July 4, 1861 and remains open, although it has been completely rebuilt in that time.

During a storm in March 1913 the pier was damaged in a storm, with only the southern end remaining, completely cut off from land. A rebuilt pier was opened on 29 May 1914.

In September 1933 the pier and all but the northern pavilion were destroyed by fire. In 1935 the remodelled Art Deco pier was opened, and it is this that remains today.

The pier is owned by Worthing Borough Council (formerly the Worthing Corporation).

The Pavilion Theatre and Denton Cafe is situated at the northern, land end of the pier; at the middle is the 1935 amusement arcade, which from 1956 - 2006 carried a distinctive 'New Amusements' sign that was featured on the cover of an album by Britpop band Gene (band). The Southern Pavilion (the sea end) is currently let to a nightclub operator, but is currently unused. It has previously been used as a cafe, dance hall and to house a model railway layout. [wikipedia]
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