TQ8109 : End of a chapter, hopefully not an era

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

End of a chapter, hopefully not an era
End of a chapter, hopefully not an era
Memorial flowers for the burnt pier.
Hastings Pier Fire
Started by teenage arsonists at about 1am on 5th October 2010. The fire destroyed almost all of the pier's buildings. 50 firefighters tackled the blaze which smouldered for 4 days.

Hastings town centre and surrounding areas were engulfed by smoke well into the afternoon and the main A259 coastal road was closed near the pier causing large congestion on surrounding roads.

Hastings Borough Council were in the process of compulsory purchasing Hastings pier and just days before had opened a competition for architects to put forward designs for the pier.

The pier also caught fire in 1917.
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TQ8109, 1778 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 10 October, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 12 October, 2010
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Primary Subject of Photo
Flora 
Category
Flowers   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 811 091 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:51.1888N 0:34.3075E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 811 091
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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