Hastings Pier Destroyed by FIRE!
You wonder, briefly, whether the old place will ever rise again. It's not likely. The pier was a place destined to fall, an arrogant piece of frivolous architecture, constructed to defy nature by those seeking thrills and relaxation, in a time when stepping out, across the sea was an exciting and new experience. Do you remember your time on the pier? The arcades, magic show and gypsy fortune teller? Yes, you remember a little… just glimpses, flashes… of ice-cream, slot machines and sugary tea.