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Lytham St.Annes, Lancashire, England


St.Annes Pier - The Jetty 

The Jetty, St.Annes Pier c1904
The jetty, St.Annes Pier c1904

The jetty was a three-storeyed structure of wood, iron & steel, which extended the pier out to the North Channel. It was used by yachts, fishing boats, the lifeboat and steamships. In the 1890s crowds packed the jetty for the Annual Regatta.

The jetty, St.Annes Pier c1926
The jetty, St.Annes Pier c1926

In the 1890s the Ribble Navigation Company formed a new channel to the Port of Preston. This resulted in the silting up of the North Channel and from about 1910 steamships could no longer use the jetty.