TV6198 : Eastbourne Pier

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

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Eastbourne Pier
Eastbourne Pier
Work is on going to repair/remove the fire damaged part of the pier
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.

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.

Pleasure Piers

Seaside pleasure piers were first built during the early 19th century, and became popular during the Victorian era of the mid to late 1800s. During this period, the railways were expanding allowing mass tourism to the coastal resort towns. Pleasure piers allowed holiday makers to promenade over and alongside the sea at all times. Since the introduction of commercial flights from the 1950s holiday makers flocked abroad and the seaside towns lost the tourist trade. Many piers became unprofitable and fell into disrepair. Many have since been destroyed by storms, demolished, or lay derelict. The earliest pier was built at Ryde and opened 1814. It is still open to this day.
See pleasure piers of Great Britain LinkExternal link

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TV6198, 1217 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 17 January, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 25 January, 2015
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Pier 
County (from Tags)
Sussex 
Place (from Tags)
Eastbourne 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TV 6181 9887 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:46.0114N 0:17.5916E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TV 6175 9888
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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