A busy bandstand, 1930s

In 1936 two towers were added to the seaward-end ballroom to make it look more attractive.

In the 1930s the pier reached the height of its popularity, with dancing every night, daytime concerts, speedboat trips and mass swimming events, particularly bathing at night. Bands were hired for the season and gave twice-daily concerts and dances in the evening. Each band member added their own flourish to the performance, whether virtuosity with a variety of instruments, a comic turn, or singing songs.

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