Special video report on tragic pier fire


The flames which ripped through Eastbourne’s historic pier have been doused, but a large part of the structure has been destroyed.

Holidaymakers and residents gathered on the prom this evening to see the devastation which has been left by the blaze, which started just after 3pm this afternoon (Wednesday, July 31) behind wooden panelling in the amusement arcade.

John Silverton emailed the Herald to say, “My girlfriend, Ewa O’Donoghue, was devastated to see the Eastbourne Pier in flames and took the attached pictures as the fire progressed.”

See this week’s Herald for full story and pictures.