Visit of the Marquis of Londonderry to Roker Pier works, 1891

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Visit of the Marquis of Londonderry to Roker Pier, 28 October 1891 (TWAM ref. 3768/8). On this occasion the Marquis placed a stone inscribed ‘Londonderry 28.10.91 in a concrete block to be laid in the pier head at a future date.

This set of images relates to Roker Pier, Sunderland and is taken from a scrapbook kept by Henry Hay Wake, chief engineer to the River Wear Commission.

Henry Wake designed Roker Pier and also oversaw its construction from beginning to end. The Pier' s foundation stone was laid in September 1885 and it was formally opened on 23 September 1903. The Pier is 2,800 feet long and was built of Aberdeen granite and concrete cement at a total cost of £290,000.

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