AboutSpare a thought for holidaymakers who came to Ryde before the arrival of its famous pier, many of whom walked across half a mile of soggy sand to reach dry land.
With its Pier in place in 1814, the town became a bustling seaside resort and on the August Bank Holiday of 1956 the walkway was reportedly used by 60,000 visitors.
Today, the 200 year old structure is a busy ferry port and railway station which still shows many signs of its former lives, such as its wrought iron railings and historic shelters.
It may have changed a few times over the year but there’s nothing quite like a promenade along Britain’s oldest pier on a warm summer’s evening.
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