ST3161 : Smoky remains of the Grand Pier

taken 11 years ago, 3 km from Uphill, North Somerset, Great Britain

Smoky remains of the Grand Pier
Smoky remains of the Grand Pier
A closer view of the smouldering Grand Pier remains. The taller structure on the left is where the fire began.

I remember looking at the BBC website around 7.30am seeing one of the towers on fire, but it didn't look too bad and I assumed it would be put out. Visiting the website 45 minutes later I did a double take - flames everywhere, plumes of smoke miles high.

Seeing is believing, yet I still couldn't believe it when an hour later I was looking at the sight myself, by this time the pier had literally gone up in smoke. It was a very hot day but the scene gave me goose bumps.

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Date Taken
Monday, 28 July, 2008   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 30 July, 2008
Piers > Piers   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 314 614 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:20.8838N 2:59.1660W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 313 618
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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