Research Document - Hastings Pier Construction Timeline

When the Pier was being built in 1872, Hastings was already a popular seaside resort, with bathing machines on the beach.
Image reproduced with permission of Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

The research document includes a list of important dates in the construction history of Hastings Pier. Below is a short extract from the document.
1869 – The first iron pile screwed into seabed
1872 – The Pier Opened
1875 – A small camera obscura installed (until 1904/5)
1890 – The landing stage was extended around seaward end
1899 – The pavilion was enlarged with a new roof and balcony at south end, and a clock on the roof
1910 – An American Bowling alley was added

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