Clive Vale Hotel – 1973

Alan Oliver…  I used to own that place! 1989 ish.  I called it The New Clive Vale with Dave Gurney as manager.

Nick Prince… Im sure that it had the name Oliver’s above it and around 1989 time. It had an entrance at first floor level in Alfred Road. I never went.

Alan Oliver… Yes the upstairs ‘Function Room’ was called Olivers. The pub was called ‘The New Clive Vale’ Ray agreed to rent the whole place from me.

John Austin… That brings back memories !

Jim Breeds… Many family “do’s” upstairs there. “Cathy on the organ”! Now you tell me!

Andy Qunta… And the governor with his back teeth submerged!

Virginia Davis… Would prefer it to still be there rather than the monstrosity that’s replaced it

Peter Thomson… Was this a spoof? Made me laugh – looks so much like a ‘Viz’ ad. And who was Clive Vale anyway?

Mark Gilham… Clive Vale’s the bloke illustrated on the ad with the tankard

Roxine Lucas… I remember going there with my late father had some good nights there

Nick Prince… I remember going there when Electric Ray had it. What a character. Lol

Lucy Pappas… We used to go there after youth club. Underage drinking wasn’t such a big deal at that time!

Chris Meachen… Spent many an evening there in the 70’s.. Dedicated much of my time to ensuring the pub’s mynah bird was the sweariest & most foul-mouthed in the town…

Ernest Ballard… Trust you Chris ha ha

Mary Lipscombe… Known as monkey island!

Rael – Sandown School, Ore. 1968

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supplied by Lol Cooksey

Dave Austin (Bass), Lol Cooksey (Drums), Frank Isted (Guitar/Vocals)

Mick O’Dowd… I went to Sandown when it was in School Road. This must be the one on The Ridge as we didn’t have green spaces at the old one.

Gary Kinch… The new school on the ridge opened in 66/67.

Richard J Porter… Lol Cooksey of The 6Ts, and Frank Isted that used to work for Russells, Goodness me!

The Soul Supply Show – 1967 – Kit Kat Club

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All cuttings Andre Palfrey-martin collection

kit kat clubsupplied by Mick O’Dowd

Jim Breeds….1966 directory at that address … “Ore & Clive Vale Constitutional Club (Thos. Spiers, sec.)” Kit-Kat Club sounds much more fun! 🙂

Mick O’Dowd….Only lasted a short while. Anybody know how long?

Andre Martin….I  think that it had all but finished by end of October 1967 – perhaps a little longer, but I don’t have much information after that.