Hastings Pier Fire

The fire at Hastings Pier was finally declared to be out on Friday, relive memories here


Photo credit: Andy Gunton


The Fire Service have released this video:

The council was in the process of taking over the pier in a compulsory purchase following pressure from the trust and after a study this summer showed it could be made safe for #3 million.

The trust then wanted to gain control over the future of the structure and apply for funding as a charity with the aim of refurbishing it with modern attractions.

Designed by Eugenius Birch, Hastings pier opened in 1872 and was originally 910ft long.

Police say: ``The investigation is ongoing and anyone who may have information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999, quoting Operation Kingmaker, or anonymously, to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.