I wish I knew where this trio of photographs were taken. There are some clues - a very distinctive pier entrance and a tall building and on the coast. Any suggestions would be gratefully received.
I think I have just discovered where it is - Southend-on-Sea Pier. I found this wonderful site on Piers (click here) which enabled me to confirm its location. The statue of Queen Victoria faces the pier entrance. That said, the building behind the statue does not appear to exist in contemporary photographs of the location.