I was born in Hastings and have taken many photos of the pier between 1975 and today, in fact it was one of my first subjects when I got my first camera. I also include a photo of a cribbage board made from wood salvaged when the landing deck was removed in 1940 due to scares of a German invasion, this was passed on to me by my cousin. I remember seeing Madness with The Specials and The body Snatchers, also many other bands, such as Hawkwind, The sex pistols, siouxsie and the banshees, and spending many an hour playing in the penny arcade. Good luck with the launch of the new pier. Neil.