De La Warr: the fall and rise

The De La Warr Pavilion in the 1930s. The ninth earl of De La Warr wanted a building on the seafront that would benefit locals residents and encourage tourism.

The De La Warr Pavilion reopens this week after a 14 year restoration by John McAslan & Partners. Here, those most involved with the seminal building over 70 years tell the story of its chequered fortunes

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