It’s amazing how story can add value to something.
The West Pier in Brighton has been a ruin since a fire in 2003, though it’s been closed since the seventies.
They’ve started selling fragments recovered from the water underneath the remaining part of the pier (on land where the pier started).
And for some pretty fancy prices at that.
With each fragment, you get a certificate of authenticity, and a book of the history of the pier.
If the community committed to the memory of the pier, retelling its story, hadn’t bothered, it would all just be worthless chunks of iron…