Remembering the Brighton West Pier in photos, part two

Remembering the West Pier, Brighton, May 2003 photo

By 2003,  storm damage and two arson attacks had all but destroyed the entire structure of the West Pier.

Although there is an active campaign to create an ‘appropriate successor to the historic West Pier’ one thing is for sure – the wonderful pier ain’t coming back.

Remembering the West Pier, Brighton, May 2003 photo

[Oct 2003 view]

Remembering the West Pier, Brighton, Feb 2004 photo

[Feb 2004]

Remembering the West Pier, Brighton, Feb 2004 photo

The sole remaining wooden structure on the pier in Feb, 2004.

Remembering the West Pier, Brighton, Feb 2004 photo

Remembering the West Pier, Brighton, Feb 2004 photo

[July 2004]

Remembering the West Pier, Brighton, July 2004 photo

By July 2004, the Concert hall had completely collapsed into the sea.

Remembering the West Pier, Brighton, July 2004 photo

Remembering the West Pier, Brighton, July 2004 photo

Remembering the West Pier, Brighton, July 2004 photo

Remembering the West Pier, Brighton, June 2006 photo

[June 2006]

Remembering the West Pier, Brighton, June 2006 photo

Even in its burnt out state, you can still see glimpses of its former Victorian and Edwardian elegance.

Remembering the West Pier, Brighton, June 2006 photo

Remembering the West Pier, Brighton, June 2006 photo

Remembering the West Pier, Brighton, June 2006 photo

Remembering the West Pier, Brighton, December 2006 photo

Remembering the West Pier, Brighton, December 2006 photo

The top of the concert hall can be seen above the waves.

Remembering the West Pier, Brighton, December 2006 photo

A last look at the rusting remains of the pier.

More about the West Pier:

Part one: The glorious heyday and fall from grace
Part threeEnd of the pier and its i360 successor

External links:

West Pier TrustWikipedia FeatureHistory of the pier