Letters: C Sewell, July 12, 2016

Stumps of Hunstanton Pier exposed by tide ANL-160624-102732001
Stumps of Hunstanton Pier exposed by tide ANL-160624-102732001
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In response to Turnstone (June 28), Hunstanton Pier stumps appearing out of the sand? I think not!

It’s my opinion that these lumps of concrete with wire attached are from the war, as the beach of Hunstanton and all around our coast was used as part of the defences to stop the Germans from landing. The pier was never completely finished off after it was put up and never officially opened. It was closed for a year in the 1880s as the wooden platform was slippery. It fell down in 1890, 1893 and again in 1896, each time propped up until people who owned it, got fed up and sold it. It was condemned in 1900, the wiring rusted through, it caught fire and then a gale in January 1978 blew it away. Please Cllr Nockolds, with your beach team, remove this debris before it causes an accident to the public or seal pup’s eye as soon as possible.

C Sewell, Hunstanton