The golden age of the seaside pier
When Hastings Pier burnt down in 2010 many thought that was the end of Britain's first purpose-built pleasure pier. So can the pier rise from the ashes and reinvent itself?
Maritime archaeologist Mark Horton and social historian Emma Muscat recall the golden age of the seaside pier and the changing face of Hastings Pier today.
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