Last night Manya of Mythcolour posted about the destructive fire on a piece of land near her home. The land was home to a diversity of wildlife and sounds like a natural temple. The land is also a proposed land fill site.
In my time I have seen or heard of many listed buildings, sites of beauty and places attached to the strings of many hearts being snatched away and destroyed in the names of progress and development. Tactics to achieve this 'progress' and 'development' are often dirty and at times crimes against the laws of the land as well as nature, people and environment. Corruption stinks!
The photo's above are a visual testimony to what will, can and often does happen to further the will, greed and design of the minority. The pictures are not my own and the story is not isolated. If you are interested in the history and/or seeing more pictures of this once magnificent pier please click here. To see the starlings of the West Pier please click here.
But this pier, is an old story, its woeful demise happened a few years ago. The destruction of the natural habitat near Manya's home is happening right now. Please visit Manya to hear her story, lend support and if possible offer practical suggestions on how to save this strip of land from its imminent fate.