South Parade Pier in Southsea, Portsmouth
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Historic piers face uncertain future

A Victorian pier is to be sold at auction for a guide price of about £200,000.

Part of South Parade Pier in Southsea was recently closed following safety concerns.

At the turn of the last century, there were almost a hundred piers in Britain, now only half remain and many face an uncertain future.

Charlotte Leeming reports.

  • 22 Nov 2012
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