Brighton's Palace Pier celebrates 110 years

A full moon shines down on Brighton seafront over the Palace Pier. August 2009

10.19am Thursday 22nd October 2009

Brighton's Palace Pier celebrates 110 years

Mayor of Brighton James Ewart leading the inauguaral ceremony of striking the first pile to mark the beginning of the building of Brighton's Palace Pier on November 7, 1891. Picture by Jim Holden.

10.21am Thursday 22nd October 2009

Brighton's Palace Pier celebrates 110 years

One of the most famous and best-loved landmarks in Sussex today celebrates its 110th anniversary. The Palace Pier in Brighton opened to the public in 1899 and has held a special place in the hearts of residents and visitors since.

10.19am Thursday 22nd October 2009

Brighton's Palace Pier celebrates 110 years

Heavy seas crash onto Brighton seafront by The Palace Pier during storms. November 1984.

10.20am Thursday 22nd October 2009

Brighton's Palace Pier celebrates 110 years

Homeless people sleeping rough under the Palace Pier in 1963.

10.20am Thursday 22nd October 2009

Brighton's Palace Pier celebrates 110 years

Mods and rockers on Brighton Seafront during May 1964.

10.22am Thursday 22nd October 2009

Brighton's Palace Pier celebrates 110 years

Matthew Hampton, 5, looks up in awe at the new monster attraction on Brighton's Palace Pier. Frankenstein's creation will greet passengers on the pier's ghost train. June 1989.

10.21am Thursday 22nd October 2009

Brighton's Palace Pier celebrates 110 years

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside - A couple of pensioners enjoy ice creams with a clown on The Palace Pier, July 1990.

10.22am Thursday 22nd October 2009

Brighton's Palace Pier celebrates 110 years

Michael Stevens and his wife Valerie from Preston Park in Brighton enjoy the weather and reading their favourite newspaper on a visit to Palace Pier on Good Friday, 2002.

10.21am Thursday 22nd October 2009

Brighton's Palace Pier celebrates 110 years

The Palace Pier up in flames as the ghost train catches fire. Picture by Aaron St Clair.

10.26am Thursday 22nd October 2009

Brighton's Palace Pier celebrates 110 years

The Palace Pier on fire, Feburary 2003. Picture by Nigel Bowles.

10.25am Thursday 22nd October 2009

Brighton's Palace Pier celebrates 110 years

The helter skelter stands aloft from the smouldering wreckage from last nights blaze on the Palace Pier. February 2003.

10.23am Thursday 22nd October 2009

Brighton's Palace Pier celebrates 110 years

Fire damage to the Palace Pier beside the helter skelter this morning after last night's blaze. February 2003.

10.19am Thursday 22nd October 2009

Brighton's Palace Pier celebrates 110 years

The sun sets over Brighton's Palace Pier on New Year's Day 2004.

10.26am Thursday 22nd October 2009

Brighton's Palace Pier celebrates 110 years

The amusements at the end of Palace Pier at sunset. March 2006.

10.22am Thursday 22nd October 2009

Brighton's Palace Pier celebrates 110 years

A view across Brighton city centre showing the Palace Pier taken from level 10 of the new Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital in Brighton. June 2007.

10.19am Thursday 22nd October 2009

Brighton's Palace Pier celebrates 110 years

Large waves crash over the groyne beside the Palace Pier in Brighton today as storms battered the Sussex coast. March 2008.

10.21am Thursday 22nd October 2009

Brighton's Palace Pier celebrates 110 years

Snow on the Palace Pier in Brighton on April 6, 2008.

10.22am Thursday 22nd October 2009

Brighton's Palace Pier celebrates 110 years

Thousands of starlings take to the sky above Brighton Pier during sunset. November 2008.

10.27am Thursday 22nd October 2009

Brighton's Palace Pier celebrates 110 years

Christmas Day swim in the sea next to the Palace Pier Liz Finlayson 2008.

10.19am Thursday 22nd October 2009

Brighton's Palace Pier celebrates 110 years

Palace Pier lit up at dusk. May 2009.

10.22am Thursday 22nd October 2009

Brighton's Palace Pier celebrates 110 years

Jo Brooksban cycled around the Palace Pier ... underwater in June, 2009.

10.21am Thursday 22nd October 2009

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