Time and tide wait for no one so the saying goes, so it’s good news that Deal Pier has a brand new clock! Installed as part of the £1m revamp of the popular local attraction, the bespoke art-deco style clock was manufactured by Smith of Derby, clockmakers since 1856, and has been installed at the entrance to the pier.
Along with the new clock, the entrance to the pier also now features a new digital media screen which will have a showreel of the pier’s history along with information on Deal Pier Kitchen, local weather, tide and fishing information, and promoting local tourist attractions.
Adding a festive cheer to the pier this year, Dover District Council has also unveiled an 18ft Christmas tree on the pier apron. The lights will be switched on this Friday (22 November) to coincide with the town’s Christmas lights event organised by the Deal & Walmer Chamber of Trade.
The next stage of the refurbishment works will include the installation of new LED lights along the full length of the pier in the New Year
Roger Walton, Strategic Director at Dover District Council, said: “Deal Pier is a key focal point for the local community so the new clock is a perfect addition. We hope everyone enjoys the Christmas tree.”