Redcar Pier – Demolished 1981

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Redcar Pier was built in 1873, it suffered numerous mishaps with ship collisions, fires, deliberate breaching in WW2 , damage by a mine explosion and storm damage before finally being demolished in 1981.

Redcar Pier Demolition 1981
Redcar Pier Demolition 1981
Redcar Pier Demolition 1981
Redcar Pier Demolition 1981
Redcar Pier Demolition 1981
Redcar Pier Demolition 1981
Redcar Pier Demolition 1981

The remains of the foundations can still be seen on the beach (Correction – as the new sea wall has since been extended I think this foundation is now gone)

Redcar Pier

Update 22/07/09 – The location of the pier has just been marked with a new heritage plaque.

Redcar Pier

 

4 thoughts on “Redcar Pier – Demolished 1981

  1. Hi there I have photos of redcar pier inside taken by after flooding and the server damage to the sea wall, it must be early 50s and taken when I worked there. Just thought you might like to know don dodsworth

  2. Hi .I now live in Worcestershire but remember the pier well, I am a Middlesbrough lass and proud of it. But wow what fun we had at the Pier dances during the late 50s early sixties somewhere on the web is a picture of me winning a Miss Sweater girl competion.I remember the ballroom dance classes bit like the Blackpool tower dances but on a smaller scale.I also remember the fishermen coming in on little boats and my dad buying fresh crabs. So sad when the pier went. and even if it were still standing in it’s original form one could never re enact the magic that was dancing with the wind howling and the waves smashing the struts holding up the pier.I never ever witnessed a fight or any signs of trouble .Yes they were the good old days.
    Patricia Lancaster

  3. I used to go to a disco on the pier held once a week, as we were all school kids it was not a late finish. I do remember during the winter months, if the weather was bad the whole pier used to sway. It was like dancing on a liner at sea, some of my favorite music came from those dances.

  4. Used to hitch hike from Hampshire where I was stationed in the mid sixties, just to go to the Pier for a Saturday night out, then look forward to the bus ride home to South Bank. It was fun whilst it lasted

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