Architects’ Journal
Hastings Pier's troubles suggest these eccentric constructions are cursed
Architects’ Journal
Catalysed by the introduction of paid holidays following the Bank Holiday Act of 1871, their rise was apparently inexorable. Seaside resorts near industrial areas started attracting newly liberated holidaymakers, and piers became crucial crowd-pullers

Source: Hastings Pier’s troubles suggest these eccentric constructions are cursed - Architects’ Journal