TQ8108 : Fire damaged Hastings Pier

taken 8 years ago, near to Hastings, East Sussex, Great Britain

Fire damaged Hastings Pier
Fire damaged Hastings Pier
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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TQ8108, 141 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 November, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 7 January, 2011
Category
Pier   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 812 088 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:51.0524N 0:34.3767E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 809 090
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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