Wreckage of Scarborough’s North Bay Pier January 1905

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This picture show the damage to North Bay Pier after the violent storm in January 1905.

The pier was built between 1866 and 1869 and cost its shareholders £6,000. Unfortunately the pier suffered from isolation and inaccessibility and eventually the original owners went bankrupt and the pier was eventually sold at acution for £1,240. Prospects for the pier revived in 1886 when the borough council bought the whole undercliff between the Castle Holms and Peasholm beck.

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