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A Pier without Peer book signing with Steve Peak & André Palfrey-Martin
Sun November 12th from 1:00pm
Authors Steve Peak & André Palfrey-Martin of the Pier without Peer history book will be in the Memories Room to sign a copies of the book. The hardback book now retails at the special price of £12.50 and is a wonderful gift for those who love Piers, architecture or who have a keen interest in the rich heritage of Hastings Pier. Steve Peak and André Palfrey-Martin will be on hand to answer any questions you may have!
This fully illustrated coffee table book chronicles the dramatic history of Hastings Pier from its construction in 1872 to the present day. The book also features a history of St Leonards Pier.
Designed and built by Eugenius Birch, the pre-eminent pier engineer of the Victorian era, Hastings Pier first opened in August 1872, heralding a new era in the history of british piers. It popularity was sustained for over a century until changing fashions prompted a long period of decline, culminating in its closure in 2008 and a major fire in 2010. A Pier without Peer tells the story of this remarkable and much loved structure, from the drilling of the first pile in December 1869, to the 'official' re-opening of the gates, following a major restoration project, in 2016.