Who remembers The Golden Hind Pub Havelock Road Hastings?

Tony Davis says… Was looking through SMART the other day and saw some photos of Steve D and it took my mind back to the days when I worked at the Golden Hind. Started me thinking if anyone has any photos of those days circa 1979-1983. If you’ve got any photos, stories or thoughts lets see if we can get a thread up and running on SMART.

Alan Esdaile… Any photos or memories, please feel free to post.

Graham Belchamber… Remember the pub and I’ll have a think through the old grey matter!

Peter Fairless… Yes, I remember it, very well!

Mike Mitchell… I met my wife in The Golden Hind. Sticky carpet and video juke box. That’s the pub not the wife.

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Went to the Golden Hind most weekends before going nightclubbing! Worked in Havelock Road & often popped in at lunchtimes too. Loved that place – lots of good memories!

Jane Dorsett… the good old days leigh……..x

Peter Fairless… Wow, those town centre pubs!

Stephen Kolimbarides… Remember it well. Had a couple of really good years running the bar for Steve. Great crowd of regulars made it one of the best pubs in town. Lived next door to Saturdays till I moved into the Hind. Yes it was a long long time ago.

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photo of Stephen Kolimbarides

Leigh Weiland-Boys… Remember you from my time with Steve D back in the mid 70s & behind the bar at the GH. A couple of lifetimes ago!

Julie Findlay-jones… Was that the pub with the guy who picked up the empty glasses but would sit and pretend to play cards n spoke to himself .

Stephen Kolimbarides… Mustapha. He collected half full glasses as well as empties and necked them on the way to the bar.

Matt Thomas… Sticky carpets!!!!!!

Eddy Slaug… I help clean the cellar and the back of the golden hind when  Derrick Stapley and Dee stapley took it over around 35 years ago.

Denise Killick… Went to the Golden Hind back in the summer of 1980 with my friends Chantal Lacelle and Alexis Christmas. Chantal and I were visiting from Canada seeing my Gran in Bexhill but the only pub there was closed. So we hopped the train to Hastings. After getting turned away from a Club because they told me I was looked too young, even though I had my passport and drivers licence and I was 23. Then they told me they wouldn’t let us in because I was wearing joggers. For crying out loud! This guy at the back of the club heard what was going on and quickly came after us in his car – he was a cabbie and he told us about where we should go. We weren’t sure of his intentions but he calmed our nerves and took us to the Hind. Shelf beer and all. It was really crowded and loud. But I’ll never forget it. We had to drink our beers in a real rush in order to catch the last train back to Bexhill. What a drag because I really starting to enjoy the place.

Jim Breeds… From an old street map.

Peter Fairless… Yes, I didn’t use it a lot but I do remember it.

Carnival Fm Radio 87.9fm – 30th July to 7th August 2016

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Andre Martin… Chris Gentry Show, quite a mixed selection this year – Sunday early evening The Wine Show, Monday 8.00pm TimeMachine has a wizz round the musical world. Friday 8.00pm SMART, 9.00pm-12.00 The Weekend Starts Hear, and last Sunday 5.00pm – 2hours of anything goes !!

Tony Davis comments… Carnival FM is back on air for Hastings Old Town Carnival week. We start transmitting on 30 July 2016 until 7 August 2016. Tune in to listen to some great sounds with shows from Andy Knight, Dawn Wildman, Richard Stack, Andy Gunton, Sarah Harvey and myself, Tony Davis along with a host of others. I’ll be on air on Monday 1 August at 1pm until 4 pm and then every weekday afternoon at that time. Then on Carnival Day 6 August, Sarah Harvey and I will be presenting a retro show featuring music from bands and singers that have played in Hastings over the years. Same format as our Hastings Rock show except this time we’ll be featuring more mainstream music. Please listen in on 87.9 or stream the broadcasts via the internet. Look forward to hearing from some of you whilst I’m on air.

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Andre Martin… The Team is waiting for the start of this years Carnival FM Broadcast – Starts Saturday July 30th 2016

Sarah Harvey… On Carnival Night…. share your memories. Do you remember when the carnival started from the Bathing Pool and ended up at Alexandra Park? Tony Davis might but I couldn’t possibly comment 🙂

Alan Esdaile… Looking forward to it Sarah. Early memories of the carnival were, remember seeing and waiting for the old woman on a real horse. How about playing America Horse With No Name. Now that’s messed up the playlist!

Iain Cobby… Good luck you guys! Sorry but I’m down here in Cornwall so won’t be able to be there or hear you, but thanks for the publicity for my bands song “Autumn Song” which is now included on this months free CD in PROG magazine. Without you Tony and Sarah ………… well. Album now being finalized, title “Hark, a Vagrant” watch this space.

Heidi Franklin… Gary Glitter in the park!

Sarah Harvey… Tina and her Boyfrends in the Park…… who remembers them?

Alan Esdaile… Don’t forget to tune in on Friday 5th August 2016 for The Chris Gentry Show. 8.00pm – 9.00pm chat about SMART and 9.00 -12.00 The Weekend Starts Hear.

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Here’s what Chris was up to in 1975.

75 CG Stage One July