Leisure => Piers & Seafront => Topic started by: sheppey_bottles on March 15, 2010, 22:26:54

Title: Deal Pier
Post by: sheppey_bottles on March 15, 2010, 22:26:54
Deal still has a pier but it does not have all that nice fancy cast iron work/mouldings etc. You used to be able to get a cuppa on the end, I used to fish there a lot before moving to Sheppey. I have just woken up to the fact that old fashioned Kent piers are no more..thats a crying shame.
Title: Deal Pier
Post by: Monkton Malc on March 16, 2010, 01:28:42
I used to go to Deal pier fishing when I was a kid. Train from Minster to Deal then walk to the pier. One time I caught 22 pollock all over the 2lb mark so struggled to the station with that lot. It was made harder by the fact that my rod wouldn't come apart. You try getting a 9ft rod in one of the old slam door train compartments without hitting anyone.

When I lived in Walmer, I used to go for a sunday morning walk along the seafront to the pier for a breakfast.

 Deal pier is the same age as I am (well actually the pier was opened 5 days before I was born).
Title: Re: Deal Pier
Post by: Jim Bell on July 01, 2013, 19:16:19
I heard that Deal Pier is exactly the same length as the Titanic.
Can anyone confirm that....or was somebody pulling my leg?
Title: Re: Deal Pier
Post by: Sentinel S4 on July 01, 2013, 19:17:33
I heard that Deal Pier is exactly the  same length as the Titanic.
Can anyone confirm that....or was somebody pulling my leg?

Only if the Titanic was cut in half.

S4.
Title: Re: Deal Pier
Post by: Stewie on July 01, 2013, 20:09:08
Funny you should say that!  :)
Title: Re: Deal Pier
Post by: conan on July 02, 2013, 13:11:59
A short history

http://www.piers.org.uk/pierpages/NPSdeal.html
Title: Re: Deal Pier
Post by: Sentinel S4 on July 02, 2013, 18:35:32
Red face and pointy hat time (yet again :-( ). Titanic - 882 feet long. Deal Pier - 1,026 feet long.

Really sorry to have mislead, however the sign on the Pier is misleading as well.

S4 (heading for a corner with pointy hat on).
Title: Re: Deal Pier
Post by: Jim Bell on July 03, 2013, 17:50:58
Many thanks Sentinel S4
I thought I was going mad with the comments posted.
I knew Titanic's length, but the pier was misleading.
Iwrote a poem about Titanic....it's nearly as long as the ship !)
If anybody wants to see it, please let me know.
Too long to post here.