St.Annes Pier - 1894
Pier, looking inland from the pierhead, October 1894.
A storm on 24 October 1894
caused a fishing boat, "The Wanderer" owned by Thomas Rimmer, to break loose from her moorings
and crash against the cast iron pier supports. Some of the supporting columns were smashed and
a section of the deck was brought down and washed away. The pierhead was completely severed
from the rest of the pier and could only be accessed via the jetty.