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fredr001. Henry Liggott (Roy Kinnear) calls to Gormleigh-on-Sea's deckchair attendant Jim Stephens as he throws stones into the sea. Looking up at the Promenade in Herne Bay, Kent.
fredr001n. The steps have gone and the beach has been raised up which is why the buildings on Central Parade can be seen. SD (Modern Photo Added: 15-09-2016)
fredr002. Jim Stephens (James Booth) climbs the steps from the beach to hear Henry tell him that he's missed a customer. Facing eastward on the Promenade.
fredr002n. The steps were on Central Parade, opposite Sea View Square. SD (Modern Photo Added: 15-09-2016)
fredr003. Climbing onto his bicycle, Jim heads off to collect the deckchair charge from a person at the other end of the deserted promenade. In the centre of the Promenade can be seen the base of the Clock Tower dating from 1837.
fredr003n. Showing a bit more of the clock tower. SD (Modern Photo Added: 15-09-2016)
fredr004. Henry catches up as Jim rides past the elderly lady who has her own motorised chair. Herne Bay also features in 'The Medusa Touch' and 'Blue jeans - Du beurre aux Allemands'.
fredr004n. Viewed from beside the clock tower. SD (Modern Photo Added: 15-09-2016)
fredr005. Theme music begins to play while Jim speeds away to the end of the run-down resort's pier after Henry spots another deckchair occupant through a telescope. Herne Bay Pier entrance on Central Parade, Herne Bay.
fredr005n. The pier entrance now. SD (Modern Photo Added: 15-09-2016)
fredr006. The titles roll as Jim rides into the distance. Construction was completed in 1899 when the pier became the second longest in England.
fredr006n. The much altered pier. SD (Modern Photo Added: 15-09-2016)
fredr007. The 3,787 feet long structure once featured a tramway and later, a narrow gauge railway.
fredr007n. Looking towards the end of the pier from the remaining section shows just how much of the pier was lost. SD (Modern Photo Added: 15-09-2016)
fredr008. The pier was destroyed during a storm in 1978 and the centre sections were dismantled in 1980.
fredr008n. Central Parade seen from the surviving section of pier. SD (Modern Photo Added: 15-09-2016)
fredr009. Jim reaches the end of the pier to discover that the deckchair occupant has a season ticket. The deteriorating pier head still stands over a kilometer from the shore.
fredr009n. The pier head now, with the landing stage on the right. SD (Modern Photo Added: 15-09-2016)
fredr010. Returning from his fruitless journey, Jim cycles through the bandstand where an organist plays to an audience of two. Herne Bay's Central Bandstand.
fredr010n. The doorway Jim cycles through is now the entrance to the toilets. SD (Modern Photo Added: 15-09-2016)