Eastbourne Pier fire: Before, during and after

Fire consumed a large part of Eastbourne's pier on Wednesday, destroying a significant section of the historic Victorian structure.

The pier has been a major attraction in Eastbourne since its official opening in 1870.

Before, during and after
Eastbourne Pier fire

During its lifetime the pier has featured, among other things, docking facilities for paddle steamers, a ballroom, a theatre, a music pavilion and a camera obscura.

It was damaged by a mine during World War II, suffered a fire in 1970, and also received storm damage during the hurricane of October 1987.

The pier has also appeared in a number of films and TV programmes, often standing in for Brighton.

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