Hastings Pier

Hastings Pier engineering

Hastings Pier Engineer team have been up at the crack of dawn over the summer, doing work that can only be done at times the pier is not in public use. I joined them, after watching the sun rise over Hastings Castle, and a sky ribbed in pink and blue. …


Might windy on the pier today.

Hastings Pier

Pier Pressure

This morning I got up at 4.30am to watch a man pressure wash a wall. Thankfully this was not any old wall, but one side of the extraordinary Hastings Pier pavilion building. Hastings Pier burned down on 5 October 2010. A mammoth restoration effort by the Hastings community has brought …

Hastings Pier Lightning

Thunderbolts & Lightning

MASSIVE storm tonight. There is something rare, called a Mesoscale Convective System heading across the English Channel. Most of the lightning is out at sea and the strikes are fairly obscured by light fog. Some break through. Apparently there are 160 strikes per minute going on. The sky is flickering and …

Morris dancers on Hastings Pier


Morris Dancers at Hastings Pier today. Despite the picture, it was a sprinkle of rain for just a few minutes. Full set from the day, featuring Section 5 drummers in Chess Square: Jack in the Green 2017

beach huts hastings pier

Angle of Entry

Hastings Pier beach huts. Newly painted from sombre black (which I liked, although I appear to be the only person to do so). Angle of Entry is the name of a Mutton Birds album. I never looked up what they were referring too, but I’ve always assumed it was spaceships …

Pier Yarn Bomb by Nathan Jones

Hastings Pier Yarn Bomb

Fun times at the pier. The main gate pillars are covered in wool, as are many of the railings. The pier has been properly darned and yarn bombed and is looking really bright and cheerful, AND it just won Pier of the Year 2017! Happy Days. Here are some pictures of the …

Tiddly Om Pom Pom by Pink Minx, Hastings Pier

Tiddly Om Pom Pom

Hastings Pier yarn bomb piece, Tiddly Om Pom Pom by Pink Minx. This weekend is the Hastings Pier Yarn bomb. Local people, community groups have been out in force adding their wool/found material based creations to the pier. It looks amazing. Thank you everyone. Hastings Pier http://hastingspier.org.uk Pink Minx http://www.thepinkminx.co.uk