HMS Leigh - Southend's Wooden Pier - Chris Taylor

The history of Southend Pier is long and illustrious. It began as a cunning plan to attract more tourist trade into the town by allowing passing tourist steam ships to dock at all tides, it became a roaring success – eventually. This film is a brilliant look at how Southend’s Wooden Pier was conceived, created and developed from the 1830s by local documentary maker, Chris Taylor.