Research Document - The Story of the Bandstand

The hand-painted colour added to this postcard gives the 1930s Pier a jaunty air.

The bandstand on the Pier was built as part of a large-scale ‘Improvement Scheme’ adopted by the Council in 1913, aimed at turning the White Rock area into the centre of the town’s tourist attractions. During that year, the Council began shaping part of the former estate of the Brisco family into White Rock Gardens as they are known today, and also purchased the East Sussex Hospital opposite the Pier to replace it with ‘winter gardens’ (in practice, this was to be the site of the White Rock Pavilion, now called the White Rock Theatre, built in 1927).

Hastings Pier Charity Volunteer

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