2014

TV6198 : Eastbourne Pier damage

taken 9 years ago, near to Eastbourne, East Sussex, England

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Eastbourne Pier damage
Eastbourne Pier damage
Eastbourne Pier

The 300m long Victorian pier was officially opened in 1870, however work did not finish until 1872.
The Concert Hall and Pavilion were added in 1888. Above the concert hall is one of the earliest Victorian camera obscuras LinkExternal link
The pier was reclassified to Grade II* listed in May 2009.
In 2009 the pier was up for sale for a guide price of 5million.
See more piers of Great Britain Link

The Eastbourne Pier fire of 30th July 2014 saw the arcade section of the pier destroyed.

Eastbourne Pier fire

Eastbourne Pier caught fire at around 3:15pm on the 30th July 2014, and was put out around 3 hours later. The fire started in the arcade near the front of the pier, where around 100 people were evacuated. No one was hurt.


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TV6198, 1472 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Oast House Archive   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 30 September, 2014   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 1 October, 2014
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OSGB36: geotagged! TV 6177 9888 [10m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! TV 6175 9889
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