Saturday, 19 January 2013
Both of these show the pier at Deal which is on the south east tip of Kent, itself on the south east tip of England. The top postcard of these two is dated 1923 and I suspect the second is much the same date. Notice the man in the first with binoculars. It's hard to tell what he could be looking at.
The second card is interesting because at first I thought there was snow on the road (snow is much on my mind at the moment). It can't be snow of course because of all the people about so I think it must be sand. That in itself is odd, because the beach is not sandy at all, it is a shingle (pebbled) beach.
The third is dated 1966 and is more or less what the pier looks like today. Notice the group of men and the two women apparently sheltering near the pier entrance. I don't think it was a bright and warm day.
A Dutch ship collided with the old pier in 1940 so it had to be demolished. This new structure was put in place in 1957. In fact it is the third pier to be here. A wooden structure was wrecked by gales in 1857.
A post for Sepia Saturday. A click on the button will take you to the Sepia Saturday blog where you can find links to all the other people taking part.