The Great British tradition of the seaside pier.
The 780ft (236m) Paignton Pier was built in 1879. It was commissioned by Arthur Hyde Denby a local barrister who saw a pier as a centre point of the development of a the resort.
Originally there was a grand pavillion at the seaward end but this was destroyed by fire in 1919.
Now-a-days the pier is home to a variety of amusements and rides