Having been abroad for six years and having just returned to Hastings for a visit, I feel I need to congratulate the folks who fought for, and won, the rebuilding of the pier.
It is spectacular, brilliantly rebuilt, modern and eye-catching, and it can only get better.
Well done to all those involved.
It cannot have been easy and I admire in spades your dedication, hard work and community spirit.
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