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A little history

The Gaiety Bar on South Parade Pier has a very colourful and eventful history: it has been destroyed by fire 3 times, the most infamous being in 1974 during the making of the film ‘Tommy’; it was requisitioned during World War II for the preparation and embarkation of troops for the D-Day landings; and as an entertainment venue many famous names have performed here, such as, Frankie Howerd, Peter Sellers, David Bowie and Genesis. After years of neglect, this much loved Victorian structure has been restored once more, and it’s time to start making history again!

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