When I arrived there was a fitness club already congregating on the beach. It's a bit of a steep step down to the beach behind the metal figures you see in the foreground but Annie and I managed it although a lively, young spaniel was wanting to play with her and Annie can't be bothered with young pups anymore. Her owner noticed that her dog was frightening Annie so I only took a few photos down on the beach but I did give the over-friendly young pup a fuss before we left.
There's a stark contrast in the colour of the sky to the east which was overcast yet to the west facing the pier there was a nice blue sky (I took the photo of the metal figures a couple of weeks ago).
Anyway, this is what I came to see, all the diggers in place and a pile of mangled metal waiting to be placed in the skips.
More importantly you can see some of the salvaged panels propped up against the fence and some of the supports laying on the ground.
There were several people pulling up in their cars to look and take photographs and everyone is of the same opinion that it's a shame it had to come to this, such a tragic loss. I know a huge amount of money will be be spent demolishing the pier and what a pity it couldn't be found earlier! This pier was part of my husband's childhood.