PP and I were down there before the early, as we had special access in order to install our display shelf in the newly opened Hastings Handicraft kiosk, on the west side of the pier.
It was the culmination of a fairly frantic few days, trying to design and build an easily removable perspex front to deter small, sticky fingers and protect the miniatures from being scattered to the four winds by any strong gusts, as the kiosk front is open to the elements.
Who knew there were so many different types/grades/specifications of clear plastic sheeting? Not to mention fixtures and fittings for attaching it to things. Then of course it had to be painted then prettified. It went right to the wire last night in advance of the opening this morning, and we heaved a huge sigh of relief when our protective front fitted perfectly into the shelf opening with micro-millimetres to spare. It shouldn't blow over and will hopefully provide protection whilst allowing easy access.
I'll be refreshing and updating our display each week and completely changing it every month, so if you're in Hastings over the summer do pop along to the pier and have a look.
|Tower House Dolls display of diminutive dolls and tiny toys|
|From the west side of the pier towards St. Leonards|
|Reclaimed wood from the old pier has been used to clad the Visitor Centre|
|BBC film crew and interviewer|
|Rickshaw rides round the pier and along the promenade|