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Seaside Architecture - Southend Pier

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Seaside Architecture - Southend Pier, with an Autumn Stampex special postmark £20.00 Buy Now
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  • Our beautiful cover features the six Seaside Architecture stamps
  • Featuring a stunning image of Southend Pier
  • With a Southend on Sea postmark (18th September, 2014)
  • Available signed by Baroness Joan Bakewell DBE

 


Issue Date: 18/09/2014

Issue Name: Seaside Architecture - Southend Pier

Producer: Buckingham Covers

 

The 18th September 2014 saw the release of this set of six stamps celebrating the evolution of the seaside town through structures from varying architectural styles. Each stamp features the following: Eastbourne Bandstand, Tinside Lido, Bangor Pier, Southwold Lighthouse, Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Bexhill on Seas Shelter.

 

  • Our beautiful cover features the six Seaside Architecture stamps
  • Featuring a stunning image of Southend Pier
  • With a Southend on Sea postmark (18th September, 2014)
  • Available signed by Baroness Joan Bakewell DBE

 

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Seaside Architecture

Sir John Betjeman once said, "The Pier is Southend, Southend is the Pier" and it's as true today as it was when it first welcomed visitors all those years ago.

If you walk along Southend on Sea's High Street, towards the sea, you eye will be drawn in a straight line towards the longest pleasure pier in the world. Standing for over a century it extends 2158 metres (1.34 miles or 2360 yards) into the Thames Estuary, and is a well loved and recognised symbol of Southend and the pleasures of the English seaside.

The Southend Pier Railway is a narrow gauge railway which runs the length of Southend Pier. Although once electrified, the train service is currently provided by two diesel trains, running on 3ft narrow gauge track. Each train consists of a diesel hydraulic locomotive at the southern end, five trailer coaches and at the northern end, a driver control unit with passenger space. One train is named Sir John Betjeman, and the other Sir William Heygate.

 

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Baroness Joan Bakewell DBE is a British journalist, television presenter and Labour Party Peer. Baroness Bakewell is President of Birkbeck, University of London.

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