The Mystery of Column 258

Column 258 in 2006
Digging under the Pier to find missing column 258 in 2013

At some time Column 258 (arrowed) vanished. See the hole in the nearby raker column caused by abrasion of the sand and shingle in the 2006 photo. When a column wears through it collapses. David Spooner (The Project Manager) and Roy Beeley are digging for Column 258 and looking for evidence of the pile top so a replacement column could be installed there. This was the start of the repairs to Hastings Pier in August 2013.

Peter Wheeler

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