Research Document - Hastings Pier Timeline

J D Hunter was entertainment Manager on the pier from 1879 to 1909. He started his career in the Music Hall, and was responsible for bringing some of the biggest names of the day to perform on Hastings Pier.
Image reproduced with permission of Hastings Museum and Art Gallery

Hastings Pier opened on the 5th August 1872, it was an exciting and innovative prospect for the town, with the addition of an entertainment pavilion, the first of its kind in Britain. Throughout its history, the Pier has triumphed through adversity: it has undergone various additions and facelifts; survived fires and storms; enjoyed sensational music with concerts from the Rolling Stones and The Jimi Hendrix Experience; as well as battling the decline of the British seaside holiday. In 2016 Hastings Pier emerged totally renovated with a bright future ahead.


Hastings Pier Charity Volunteer


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