Jutting out into Weymouth Bay, the hooked arm of the Pleasure Pier is instantly recognisable here.

But this photo takes us back to 1939, shortly before the start of the Second World War.

Of interest in this photo is a building on the beach, just to its left, supported by stilts.

This is the Skee Ball, which was an early form of ten pin bowling imported from the USA. It was removed in September 1939 as war was declared and never returned. Thanks to Eddie Prowse for this information.

This article has been updated. Thank you to those who pointed out that this photo is of Weymouth's Pleasure Pier, not the stone pier. Apologies for this error.

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