TQ8209 : Hastings Old Town

taken 10 years ago, near to Hastings, East Sussex, Great Britain

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Hastings Old Town
Hastings Old Town
Hastings Old Town to the foreground, the cliffs of the West Hill behind. The A259, Marine Parade and East Parade, is the main road running to the left. The Stade fun park with boating boat to the left of the A259. In the distance is the pier and groynes, and Marine Court is the tall building in the far distance.
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
Marine Court :: TQ8008
Marine Court was completed in 1938 and is one of the first tower blocks in the UK, built upon a steel frame with reinforced concrete flat roofs. The Grade II listed LinkExternal link fourteen storey Art-deco style building by Kenneth Dalgleish and Roger K Pullen was inspired by the Queen Mary ship completed in 1936. Upon completion it was the tallest block of flats in the UK.
The building contains shops, 153 self contained apartments and an under ground car park.
Stade Family Fun Park
The park lies along Hastings sea front in the Old Town. The park includes fairground rides, crazy golf, trampolines, a boating pool, a miniature railway, and children's go-karting.
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TQ8209, 3978 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 18 April, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 30 March, 2010
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
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Category
Town scene   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 823 094 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:51.3329N 0:35.3555E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 827 095
View Direction
West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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