Hastings pier - set to rise from the ashes

posted on 22nd of november, 2012
Back in October 2010 I posted about the devasting fire which had destroyed most of the Victorian pier here in Hastings.
Great news this week when the charitable trust hoping to restore the pier was awarded £11.4 million towards the £13.9 million needed from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
There is still some money to raise but, all being well, work should start in Spring 2013 with completion in late 2014.
The original 1872 substructure remained intact after the fire and a newly designed upper structure will be built.
I am looking forward to watching and photographing the work in progress and, finally, enjoying a walk along the pier in 2014.
It will be great to see this forlorn looking landmark come back to life.

Comments (6)

Posted by Iwhitwo on November 23, 2012
That is great news David, look forward to your updates.
Posted by Laurasinelle on November 22, 2012
Thats great!
Posted by Melonstone on November 22, 2012
Hey that's great - it was a lovely pier - hopefully it will be again!

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