Hastings Band Promenade by Night

In 1925 a lighting gantry was erected round the Pier extension, and throughout the next decade night illuminations were very much part of the romance of the Pier.

In the 1930s the pier reached the height of its popularity, with dancing every night, daytime concerts, speedboat trips and night bathing. 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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