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
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)
Submitted
Wednesday, 30 July, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Pier  Fire Engine 
Place (from Tags)
Eastbourne  Sussex  Eastboume 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TV 6178 9889 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:46.0227N 0:17.5666E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TV 6166 9872
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Firefighting  Eastbourne Pier  Fire  Eastbourne  Sussex  Fire Damage 

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