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Cliff Lift, Shanklin



The old Shanklin Cliff Lift
The old Shanklin Cliff Lift

The first lift to connect the town of Shanklin with the Esplanade was constructed about 1892. It was a hydraulic lift and the cage moved through a open, metal framework.

During WW2, the lift, along with the Spa hotel on the Esplanade, was damaged by enemy action. The lift was demolished in 1957 by using explosives, a new lift was built and opened in 1958.

The current Shanklin Cliff Lift
The current Shanklin Cliff Lift


See also: Shanklin

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