From: Pauline Burgess, Drewery Drive, Gillingham
Once long ago before the pier burnt down,
I enjoyed the delights of the Hastings Pier.
I sat in a deckchair and breathed the sea air,
While gazing with pleasure at Hastings town.
There was a band that played sometimes on a Sunday,
And coloured machines intricate and gay,
That swirled your wins in a fascinating way.
You could see the castle on the hill,
And hear the seagulls cry,
While the sea rushed down below,
And above a very blue sky.
So now I am very content to hear,
That Hastings has the Pier of the Year!
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