Bournemouth's Pier Approach in pictures: from the Victorian era to the Imax to the present day (From Bournemouth Echo)
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Bournemouth's Pier Approach in pictures: from the Victorian era to the Imax to the present day
Bournemouth's Pier Approach has seen a lot of changes over the decades.
We've tracked the highs and lows of the iconic Bournemouth viewpoint from the Victorian era to its present day - including the hated-Imax building.
All pictures show the view looking towards the Royal Bath Hotel.
The scene above was captured from a Victorian photo album, which was auctioned last year
Pier Approach in 1875
Pier Approach in 1900s
A leap forward to 1934
And another from the 1930s courtesy of Bournemouth Souvenir Guide 1939-1940.
Pier Approach in 1950
Postcard of Pier Approach in 1950s
Swimming baths at Pier Approach in 1966
View towards Pier Approach in 1975
And in 1978
Changing drastically in 1982
Beginning of the Imax building in 1998
Taking shape in 1999
Still standing in 2010
Demolition begins in March 2013
This was the scene in June 2013
Until a new open-air arena was launched at the end of June 2013
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