The tragedy of Brighton’s West Pier

Brighton West Pier

I spent a few hours in Brighton today and I was saddened to see that the concert hall of the moribund West Pier has finally sunk into the sea.

It seems a disgrace that a listed building could be allowed to fall into such disrepair, and it’s equally disgraceful that no-one was ever arrested for the highly suspicious fires that wrecked the West Pier pavilion a couple of years ago.

I’ve posted up a few photos from the trip here.

After growing up with ‘Quadrophenia’, I’m really quite depressed to see the pier so completely fucked up – it’s a disgrace that the pier has been left to rot like this.

Checking with the West Pier Trust website doesn’t give much hope for the future either, with a (broken) link entitled ‘is this the end‘ on their homepage…

One Comment on “The tragedy of Brighton’s West Pier”

  1. What about the theory that the fires were intential due to the pier being a breeding ground for rats and other vermin which have the safety of the ocean between them and their palace of a nest… Only one way to get rid of them cheaply for the council…?

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