The Destroyed Pier after the 1917 Fire

The Destroyed Pier after the 1917 Fire
The 1917 fire gained hold at the sea-end of the Pier and was eventually halted by a firebreak, but not before everything up to the almost-new Parade extension had been destroyed.

No one was hurt in the fire on 15 July 1917, but it destroyed the ornate pavilion at the end of the Pier. The Canadian soldiers that were stationed in Hastings during WWI were enjoying a concert in the pavilion immediately before the fire, and it is thought that a discarded cigarette began the blaze, which was watched by large crowds.

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