• Fire at the Esplanade

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In 1977 the Esplanade Hotel was destroyed by fire. It had presided over the seafront for almost a century, most famous as the spiritual home of the Barbarians Rugby Club. The burnt out building was not demolished until the late 80s, and remained as a scar on the seafront for years.

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