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1848

Southend Pier Breaks Records - Since 1829 when the first foundations for the original wooden pier were laid it was not surprising mainly to save the blushes of the ladies getting their skirts wet, that it would be extended and extended again so much so by 1848 became the longest pier in Europe at 7,000ft (2,133.6 m).

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