Southend Timeline

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1816

A Pier Designer Born - Sir James Brunlees was born this year, a famous designer who left his mark in Southend with his remarkable work absorbed into the Iron Pier which emerged around in 1887.  His portfolio also includes another famous UK pier at Southport somewhat shorter but nonetheless familiar and possible blueprint for his ultimate triumph and still the longest pleasure pier in the world at Southend.

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