Roker Pier and Lighthouse


The foundation stone for the New North Pier (Roker Pier) at Sunderland was laid on 14 September 1885. With growing use of the port at Sunderland the piers were built to improve the approach to the River Wear by creating an outer harbour, to replace a pair of breakwaters from c1750 (now known as the 'Old' North and South Piers) . The striped lighthouse at the end of the New North Pier was completed in 1903. The planned lighthouse on the New South Pier was never built because of the start of the First World War.
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The 43rd length in place on Roker Pier, 1891

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

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Laying a 45 ton block on Roker Pier, 1895

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Dignitaries assembled on Roker Pier, 1895

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Crane in operation on Roker Pier, 1885

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Workers constructing Roker Pier, 1886

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Progress at Roker Pier, 1889

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North Pier Lighthouse 1903

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024196:Sunderland C. 1910

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Sunderland Harbour

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Roker Pier

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Roker pier 10/5/15

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Roker Pier, North east England

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roker pier

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End of the Pier, Roker

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autumn sea

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H.M.S Ocean with the tugboat Svitzer Tyne in attendance arrives on the Wear.

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Medium Wave............

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Storm Force........

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Curvature

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Roker Pier and Lighthouse Drone Footage Sunderland.

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Roker Pier Sunderland swamped with tidal surgeFriday 13th January 2017 Weather storm Sunderland uk

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Drone Footage of Roker Pier and Beach

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Sunderland - Roker Lighthouse

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