Royal Pier, Southampton - c1910 map

 

Southampton Royal Pier was opened by Princess Victoria (just prior to her becoming Queen) in 1833.

Southampton was once one of the most important ports in the world. The Royal Pier must have been a wonderful place to visit, it had an elegant booking hall, railway, pavilion ballroom and all the famous liners from around the world would have passed the end of the pier.

 

 

 
Royal Pier, Southampton - c1910