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Forty photographs from Roberts' three-year quest to document all of Britain's remaining pleasure piers.

For Brighton local, Simon Roberts, piers are an evocative symbol of our national identity. A century ago over 100 were dotted around the British coastline, yet today less than half remain standing. His project celebrates 'the personality, architecture and history' of the remaining structures, as well as some of the spaces where piers used to be seen.

Pictures of piers from Hastings, Southsea, Paignton, Clevedon, Eastbourne (captured before last year’s fire), Bangor Cleethorpes and Brighton feature, as well as film material exploring the photographer's working process. Roberts has exhibited his pier photographs individually in their respective hometowns but this is the first time they have been brought together in one exhibition.

Also displayed are items from the museum’s local history archive focused around seaside memories, while visitors are encouraged to contribute their own 'pier stories'.

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