Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier, Cornwall

Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier, Cornwall, May 2012

Spans:Penryn River
Design:W H Tresidder
Construction:Solid stone groin with extension of reinforced
Year opened:1905
Original length:156m
Present length:156m
Restoration:1951, 1987

The foundation stone for the pier was laid on 20 July 1903 by HRH Prince of Wales, later King George V, after which the pier was named. Unusually, the pier was taken over by American forces during World War II, re-opening to the public in April 1951. Currently the pier is little more than an access point to the ferries that moor alongside it, though there are proposals to use it for outdoor theatre performances, art exhibitions and Punch and Judy shows.

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Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier
KEY: white circle = pier & black square = venue