De La Warr Pavilion, laying of foundation stone, 1935Today, 6 May sees the 80th anniversary of the laying of the foundation plaque of the De La Warr Pavilion by Earl De La Warr in 1935.  The speech he made that day remains an inspiration for all of us who work here.

De La Warr Plaque

He said:

“How better could we dedicate ourselves today than by gathering around this new venture of ours, a venture which is going to lead to the growth, prosperity and greater culture of this our town”

DLWP Director Stewart Drew says “The Pavilion team are proud to continue Earl De La Warr’s vision and will shortly announce exhibitions and events that will mark this significant anniversary.”

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De La Warr, 1935

Posted by Ryan Coleman on Wednesday 6 May 2015