The Original De La Ware Pavilion
posted by Barry from Southport on 15 Nov 2007 at 12:31 pm
A distant relative claimed to be related to "Lord Delaware who burnt down the pavilion at St Leonards", but I have been unable to find any details of the original De La Ware Pavilion.
Do you have knowledge or can you point me in the right direction to explore this suggestion?
Barry from Southport
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posted by Jude on 30 Dec 2007 at 11:26 pm
Lord Delaware is actually Lord de la Warr who along with his son, was responsible for much of the development of Bexhill as a seaside resort in the 1890s. He built an entertainment centre called the Kursaal but the name was changed during the 1st World War to The Pavilion. This is now the site of the Bexhill Sailing Club. The current De La Warr Pavilion was opened in the 1930s. To my knowledge the Kursaal wasn't burnt down but Bexhill Museum would know what happened to it and there is information on this website on the De La Warr Pavilion.
posted by Jeff Knowles on 12 Mar 2012 at 5:18 pm
Can you tell me if the mural by Eric Ravillious still exits at the centre?
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