Originally constructed circa 1966 to house the Hastings Embroidery as part of the 900th anniversary celebrations of the Norman Invasion, winning a certificate of commendation in the British Tourism 'Oscars'. The circular structure on Hastings Pier was constructed to have a ten to twenty year lifespan and went on to house among other items, a zoo/aquarium and amusement arcade (1969). Following its demolition, it is believed the structure was sold - ultimately ending up on Brighton Pier.
References & Notes
- British Newspaper Archive Coventry Evening Telegraph 20 October 1966 Pg. 0018
- British Newspaper Archive Thanet Times 7 July 1970 Pg. 0004
- British Newspaper Archive Thanet Times 25 February 1969 Pg. 0004