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The 43rd length in place on Roker Pier, 1891 The 43rd length in place on Roker Pier, 1891

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The 43rd length in place on Roker Pier, 1891

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The 43rd length in place on Roker Pier, 11 August 1891 (TWAM ref. 3768/8). The image shows Henry Hay Wake with his children and workers of the River Wear Commission. 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. (Copyright) We're happy for you to share this digital image within the spirit of The Commons. Please cite 'Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' when reusing. Certain restrictions on high quality reproductions and commercial use of the original physical version apply though; if you're unsure please email info@twarchives.org.uk.

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