Boscombe Pier Architect John Burton Reopened 1962 Vintage Inspired Poster by Stephen Millership

Product code: S-15009 MILL
£17.50

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Vintage inspired travel poster of Boscombe Pier Bournemouth - Architect John Burton Reopened1962 by Stephen Millership.

The 600 feet Boscombe Pier is located on the Undercliff drive and was formally opened on July 28th, 1889, built as a visitor attraction the Boscombe Pier Company had been previously established in 1886 and the first work starting in October 1888. The pier head was added in 1926 to allow a landing stage at each side so that the excursion steamers could call. This turned out to be unsuccessful, the local council took over the pier in 1904 and built buildings at the entrance and on the pier head. As with most piers around the country it was partially demolished during world war II with measures taken to defend the country with the pier remaining derelict for many years, only reopening in 1962.

During the revitalisation of the British Seaside in the post war years the borough architect John Burton designed the modernist 1950's entrance which was Grade Listed in 2004. The pier was home to the Mermaid Theatre alongside another entertainment icon the roller rink. Overtime the Mermaid Theatre lost its popularity (some felt due to the curse which was cast on the theatre which had dared to open on a Sunday) and closed in 1989 (bbha.co.uk/boscombe-pier).

This vintage inspired travel poster is printed using only genuine inks on premium heavy weight photo paper with a satin finish. A truly quality poster that will look stunning when framed and is sure to enhance any surrounding.


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Brand Travel Posters Online
Product Code S-15009 MILL
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