TQ8109 : Hastings Lifeboat

taken 7 years ago, near to Hastings, East Sussex, Great Britain

Hastings Lifeboat
Hastings Lifeboat
On Pelham Beach, the lifeboat had just been trailered along the beach to here. Pier to rear.
RNLB Sealink Endeavour (RNLI 12-002) :: TQ8209
RNLB Sealink Endeavour is a lifeboat serving Hastings and surrounding areas. She is housed in a purpose built RNLI Hastings Lifeboat Station at TQ82510937

Sealink Endeavour is a Mersey class lifeboat 12 metres in length, weighting 13 tonnes, and carrying a crew of 6. She has two 285-horse power engines, a top speed of 17 knots, and cost 498,625 to build in 1989.
Hastings Pier :: TQ8108
Opened 1872 - Closed 2007 - Length 910ft

The pier was closed in 2006 and 2007 due to structural decay, and was due to be restored after the council had completed a compulsory purchase order.

On 5th October 2010, the pier was set alight by arsonists destroying most of the buildings. This was just hours after a competition was opened to redesign the pier. Despite taking four days to put out, the pier itself was said to be structurally sound, and the competition was still run, with a firm chosen.

In November 2012 a 11.4million lottery grant was awarded towards the pier rebuild. The total cost is only estimated at 13.9 million as the accommodation will be signicantly smaller than its original form.

It is set to reopen in March 2016.

Also see Pleasure Piers of Great Britain LinkExternal link
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Photographer
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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 27 June, 2010
Geographical Context
Coastal 
Primary Subject of Photo
Lifeboat 
Category
Lifeboat   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 818 093 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:51.2775N 0:34.9347E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 818 093
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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