Hastings Pier Reopening – Help with more archive images.


Roy Brigden.….Hi, I’m part of the volunteer archive team working for Hastings Pier Charity which is building a digital collection of material about the Pier and its history. This will be used in the public programmes and interpretation when the Pier reopens in summer 2015. One of the themes will obviously cover all forms of music presented on the Pier. Contributors to this site have some marvellous images and stories so I wondered whether we could put out a call for help? We would love to have digital copies of reasonably high resolution of posters, adverts, tickets, photos etc relating to gigs on the Pier. These can be emailed to me or they could be brought in to the Hub (the old swimming baths by the Pier) where the archive team meets every Wednesday morning 10am-1pm. We can scan material on the spot there. We would also like to talk to anyone with memories and connections to music on the Pier. We are in touch with Andre but obviously there are others. We would much appreciate your assistance, Regards, Roy Brigden        r.brigden186@btinternet.com

The Happy Ballroom talk – 26th June 2014



The Happy Ballroom – Illustrated talk – Thursday 26 June 2014

Local Historian, André Palfrey-Martin, who used to DJ and promote on Hastings Pier and who is an volunteer archivist at Hastings Museum, will be giving an illustrated talk on the “Happy Ballroom in the 50s and 60s” looking at various bands and groups that appeared on Hastings Pier during those decades – Appearing on ‘The End of the Pier Show’ shown on BBC One, Andre has spent many years researching the music and entertainments on offer in Hastings.

The Talk is being held at the newly opened HUB [the old entrance building to the White Rock Baths] situated on the Promenade between Robertson Street and The Pier Project.

Doors Open 7.00pm – Talk is due to start 7.30pm. Tea and coffee provided.

The first presentation was sold out and we have a waiting list for the above date, please contact the Pier Charity on01424 435 587 or email learning@hpcharity.co.uk and reserve your place NOW.