Hastings pier • Rebuilt from the ashes
I'm sorry there wasn't a blog post yesterday but I wanted to share this on the day of the official opening. Our local pier, Hastings pier has been rebuilt from the ashes.
We visited the pier on the Monday just gone and really enjoyed a couple of hours on there. We had a lovely smoothie from a little drinks shack on there, some chips and curry sauce from the chippy and Lilly had a go on the chareoplanes at the front on the pier, where they have a few rides.
The pier was burnt down back in 2010 to just a frame but the fireman saved as much as they could. We as a town could not be more grateful to all those that helped that night.
The one fully intact part was the building at the front of the pier that used to be shops. This has been saved and restored into a restaurant and bar. I am so glad that they decided to keep this part.
They had little tributes to the late pier in different places, this was my favourite tribute, metal footsteps to do a little dance where the old ball room stood. They also had a trail around the edge to show how the fire travelled around the peir. The one part that should be there is a tribute and a thanks you to all the firefighters.
The main building on the pier is a multifunctional building which is a cafe, visitors centre, and seating area which has already been used for a choir this morning and when they showed films on there for seating too.
There isn't alot on there as it stands but the best part about that is that they can add to it. Such as tonight they have got a stage set up at the end of the pier for Madness to play the pier in and I believe once a week will be host to an open air cinema.
I am so glad that it is opened again and that I can start making memories with my little girl on there such as my parents did for me.
Hastings pier, rebuilt from the ashes