Category: Journalism Photography
Posted: July 21, 2020

Old wooden bar sign.

Gaiety Bar 1879.

by Mr Jones Interested in this? Contact The Artist

A Story To Tell - Photography (a) Contest Entry 
I took a photo of this old wooden pub sign (in Notting Hill). It comes from the 'Gaiety Bar' on the South Parade Pier, Southsea, which opened in 1879. In 1904 there was a terrible fire on the pier, in which the central pavilion was destroyed. But a decade later was back in business. During WW2 this very pier was partly dismantled, because of the threat of a sea invasion. In 1974 The Who, filmed a few scenes of 'Tommy', on this very location. Not sure how old this sign is (possibly Victorian) but certainly has some history behind it and I thought it was a very lovely artwork, of a charming lady.
Post Type: Photography
Mixed Media: Minor

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Gaiety Bar 1879. by Mr Jones
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