Calling All Local Bands – Hastings Old Town Charity Gig.


Maureen Fuller & Old Town Sound Studios…

Calling all local Hastings bands. John Hodges, Labour councilor for Hastings Old Town has said that he can get HBC to book St Mary’s for a charity benefit gig for those affected by the fire in Marine Parade. If you can give some of your time for free for this cause, please let me know. There will be a website going up soon. Thanks in anticipation this is the link Website

Pete Prescott….I would be happy to help.

Philip John with the Mott van 1969/1970


supplied by Philip John

Philip John…..This is Big Red, Mott’s first van with me on the bonnet. Photo taken outside my Mum’s house in Cheshunt late ’69 early 70’s.

Second photo…Philip & Rich with the US lighting crew in L.A. ’72.

Pete Prescott…..Im reading his book.I love it.everything you would have wanted to with a great band.there is a poster of a venue in Zuric I played at a few times.if you have a chance read it !

Carol Ann Bolton…..That chap looks familiar. Wonder whatever happened to him? 🙂


The Happy Ballroom talk – 26th June 2014



The Happy Ballroom – Illustrated talk – Thursday 26 June 2014

Local Historian, André Palfrey-Martin, who used to DJ and promote on Hastings Pier and who is an volunteer archivist at Hastings Museum, will be giving an illustrated talk on the “Happy Ballroom in the 50s and 60s” looking at various bands and groups that appeared on Hastings Pier during those decades – Appearing on ‘The End of the Pier Show’ shown on BBC One, Andre has spent many years researching the music and entertainments on offer in Hastings.

The Talk is being held at the newly opened HUB [the old entrance building to the White Rock Baths] situated on the Promenade between Robertson Street and The Pier Project.

Doors Open 7.00pm – Talk is due to start 7.30pm. Tea and coffee provided.

The first presentation was sold out and we have a waiting list for the above date, please contact the Pier Charity on01424 435 587 or email and reserve your place NOW.