It's a very sad day for Hastings... The beautiful Victorian pier has been burnt, virtually to a complete wreck. Not only is it sad because of the loss of the beautiful and historic structure, it is also a very sad day for the people who live in Hastings knowing that there are people who are capable of doing such a horrid, selfish and disgusting thing. It is very upsetting but it also makes me incredibly cross.
My mum and dad took photos of the devestating fire that was started in the Pier ballroom. One consolation is that two men have been arrested. I heard from friends that some people saw the two men jump off the pier after starting the blaze, and they physically sat on them until the police came to arrest them. This does restore my faith in humanity and the people of my home town quite a bit! Whether or not it is true, I don't know. But I'd like to think that it is!