Sunset

07 November 2018

“This pier, if I may so use the phrase, appears to me to be a peerless pier – pier without peer – except, perhaps, the unfortunate peer who is now addressing you.”

These are the eccentric words used by the Earl of Granville to open Hastings pier in 1872. From its heyday in the 1920s to a devastating fire in 2010 the pier's been through a lot since then! Rebuilt in 2016, partially funded by the local community, it became the literal platform for our collection Pierscapes which features a series of photographs of the sea and sky taken from Hastings pier.

The photographs in this print were taken on the 26th of July 2016.