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Waves Breaking on a Pier

Intrepid tourists brave the great waves breaking on the marina wall at Brighton

Non-Fiction 1896 1 mins Silent


This is most likely to have been taken by or for RW Paul in 1896 perhaps at the time of the legendary storm that destroyed the Chain Pier while the Palace Pier - the structure we see here - was still under construction. Visitors are playing 'chicken' with the waves, running backwards and forwards as they crash over the wall.