What we see today was built in 1902 and is 450 feet (140 m) long. It has had bandstands and roller-skating rings added over time, not to mention a lifeboat station. And Cromer Pier as popular as it’s ever.

I don’t know why we British have such a love for these odd structures. Why do we need to wander out on them, only to wander back again? Is it a bit like going on a ship? Or is it the feeling of space? I have no idea.

This painting is available as a limited edition print

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