Hastings Pier officially opened

The pier was decked out in colourful flags ready for the event.
The pier was decked out in colourful flags ready for the event.

Hastings Pier is being officially reopened today in an invite only gala celebration.

The seaside attraction was gutted in a fire in 2010, but reopened last month following efforts from the public, Hastings Pier Charity and other organisations to get it rebuilt.

Decked out in multi-coloured flags, the pier is only accessible to ticket-holders for the event but will be open as normal tomorrow.

invitations to the ribbon-cutting ceremony and following celebrations were issued to contributors, shareholders and current volunteers as well as other public figures.

The 144-year-old landmark cost £14.2 million to redevelop.

For the full story on how the pier was reopened following the fire,watch our video here

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