New Walmington Pier

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An Edwardian Day Out

Shore end

Passengers wait for the pier tram to arrive for their run to the pier head.

An old horse tram body is the shore end shelter, the sand for the beach came from Wimereux, France and a 'Bathing Machine' (mobile ladies changing hut) characterises the Victorian and Edwardian beach scene. The shed beside the pier is a hut adapteto hide wiring connections through the backscene.

Dominating the corner is a hydraulic lift connecting between beach and promenade.

The shore scene is of Dover's Burlington Hotel, built in 1860 and destroyed during World War 2.

Over the waves - 

Southend Pier Railway 'Toastrack' Car

The Shapeways/Westgate Models Southend Pier Railway Car finished in Teak with a mid-Grey roof. It is populated with Preiser 1900s figures and mounted on a Kato 9mm gauge tram chassis. 

The Magnificent Man in his Flying Machine

This came about from a forum comment about the aerial view taken of the model, after a lot of searching I obtained a near-scale Corgi model of the 1904 Wright Brothers Flyer which is now mounted into the backscene.

The End of the Pier Show

At the pier head the German Carousel, Punch & Judy Puppet Show, Balloon Seller, Organ Grinder with performing monkeys and a Cockney Flower Seller all await you!!

Underneath the pier and inserted into the backscene is a speaker with a sound chip to give an ambient seaside sound to the whole model.

All three feet of New Walmington Pier!

Didn't we 'ave a luvverly time on New Walmington Pier.

Photoshop Trial

Proposed backdrop for New Walmington Pier for the 2020 exhibition season onwards