This is a delightful view of the pier in Weston-super-Mare. Today, Weston has one of the ‘newest’ Victorian piers in Britain as, following a disastrous fire a few years ago, it has been renovated and modernised. The sign over the entrance says ‘The Bioscope’. Cinema was invented in 1896 and within a couple of years, moving pictures had become a must-see phenomenon. The film projector was called a bioscope and shows featuring very short, often comical films, sprang up at fairs, pop-up venues and on seaside piers. We can safely date this photograph to around 1900.
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