Memories of famous Brighton Pier wanted for a new film

The West Pier in its heyday
The West Pier in its heyday

A Brighton charity is encouraging people to share their memories of the West Pier for a new short film.

The West Pier Trust (WPT) will collate memories and stories of the grade 1 listed structure to capture its heritage and to share the strong role it has played in the lives of Brighton and Hove residents.

Rachel Clark, WPT chief executive, said: “It is really important that we capture significant memories and stories to put the pier in context for the next generation.

“We already have a list of people with some brilliant stories to tell but we know there are a lot more out there.”

The Trust stresses that the pier’s skeletal remains are far from permanent.

The West Pier heritage project is hoped to preserve special memories and stories of the dilapidated landmark.

If you’d like to share your story get in touch with the West Pier Trust today.

Maybe you used to play on the West Pier as a child or worked behind the scenes?

To share your memories and stories please email Rachel at