Eastbourne locals have launched a petition to name a part of the iconic Eastbourne pier in honour of a man who fell to death whilst restoring it after the latest fire. The incident happened back in August 2014.
A local Eastbourne woman has initiated the campaign, with the aim of changing the name of the pier arcade in memory of Mr Penrice, or 'Penny' as he was known to close friends.
Mr Penrice's Family have commented on the campaign admitting they are touched and comforted by the support of locals across Eastbourne. His partner has also given her full approval to the idea.
Mr Penrice was buried back in September and a few people from Eastbourne attended his funeral up in Cumbria, from where he originated.
The campaign has spread quickly across social media sites and has had plenty of responses so far on Facebook. A petition has also been set up allowing people to add their signatures, with a view to sending this off to the management team of Eastbourne Pier.
The more people who sign this petition, the more likely it is that the arcade can be renamed in honour of Mr Penrice.
Find the campaign on Facebook and add your name to the petition to support this wonderful cause.