Blackpool Herald, June
ENTERPRISE ON THE
Nought under heaven so strongly doth allure,
The sense of man and all his minde possese,
As beautie's lovely baite.
The management of St. Annes Pier are showing their belief in Spenser's
lines by making their over-sea structure beautiful. The scheme of decoration, which, is being
undertaken by Messrs. Marsh, Jones and Cribb, Ltd., the well-known artistic decorators, of Leeds,
is revealing lines of grace arid forms of beauty which were unsuspected, and in its new summer
dress the handsome Moorish Pavilion is for the first time displaying its architectural Charms. The
painter's brush of mingled shade and light raises
A NEW CREATION
to our sight ; a fairy-like vision of which nought but an artistic mind
could have dreamed. The exterior woodwork of the Pavilion and Floral Hall is picked out in light
cream and white, with the cupolas in gold, an effect that is in consummate taste and pleasing. The
zinc roof of the Pavilion, instead of its drab obscurity, is harmonizing with its surroundings, in
The scheme for the Pier promenade is pale green in place of the former,
dark green and red. The central lamp standards will be clothed in cream and white. The Pavilion
proscenium has been re-decorated in gold, with wall panels in pale green and the floreated designs
in bronze, giving a renewed brilliance to the handsome ceiling of gold and complementary
Other improvements have been carried out in the Pavilion. Instead of the
old-time cards announcing the items- on the programme, electrical indicators have been attached to
both sides of the proscenium, and the forms at the back of the hall have been replaced with plush
tip-up seats. The Pavilion has now chair-seating accommodation for 74, so, that the total .capacity
is for about 800 persons.
The stage of the Floral Hall has been re-decorated, with the girders in
shell-white and light brown. The lighting has also been rearranged, the globes being provided with
pale rose silk shades.
The half-timbered offices at the entrance will be black and white; in
character with the old-English style of architecture. Nor is this all the renovation that has taken
place. During the winter months all the iron-work has been scaled and painted with a preserving
liquid composed of bitumen and tar, and the structure is in first class condition
And as for the catering there is a SPIRIT OF ENTERPRISE ABROAD. The
wide-awake directors and manager have some excellent ideas for the future and everything that
liberal catering can do will be done to make the Pier the home of high-class entertainment.
For the present season some of the best concert companies have been engaged. There can be no
monopoly in prosperity, and the success of one public undertaking is sure to enhance the
success of all others. It is volume of business that tells.