TV6198 : Fire fighting at Eastbourne Pier

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

Fire fighting at Eastbourne Pier
Fire fighting at Eastbourne Pier
The pier suffered a fire on 30th July 2014; the roof of the pier, built in the 1870s, was completely destroyed.
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 LinkExternal 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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Date Taken
Wednesday, 30 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 30 July, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Eastboume  Sussex  Eastbourne 
Primary Subject of Photo
Pier  Fire Engine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TV 617 988 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:46.0227N 0:17.5666E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TV 617 987
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Fire Damage  Fire  Sussex  Eastbourne  Eastbourne Pier  Firefighting  Fire-Engine 

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