All photos supplied by Captain Denis Turner
Captain Denis Turner… I have enclosed some pictures of my Uncle, Prince McBride and his Band plus a picture of my aunt Queenie McBride. Queenie was the younger sister of Prince and sang with the Band when down from Yorkshire. The Mcbrides were all entertainers, my grandparents were dancers, my mother Janetta was also a dancer. Prince was a pianist and bandleader and Queenie was a singer (Light Operatta) My daughter Sara (a Psychodynanic Psychotherapist ) has taken up the batton, in so far as she is a drummer ( part time ) with a number of Jazz bands in Oxford and London.The photos were all taken in the 1930/40s unfortunately i cannot be more accurate .
Alan Esdaile… I remember seeing Prince McBride on the pier, The Sun Lounge and The White Rock Pavilion. I don’t think I ever saw Queenie which I expect the photo was taken inside St Clements Caves. Anyone confirm the venue of the band photos?
Janine Anne Scott… Such a gent. His Son, Alan, played the drums.
Jim Breeds… Great photos!
Keith Cowper… I remember him playing at The Sun Lounge in St Leonard’s way back when !
Carol Arnold… Ahhh and Eugiene and his serenaders at sun lounge when i was a kid .
Dennis Torrance… I seen them also in 60’s at the sun lounge also not forgetting the park first lawn on a weds night fireworks during summer it’s amazing brought back so memories even the green and cream stage.
Michelle Ryder… I’m tracing my family tree and it turns out Prince and Queenie are relatives. Would love some more information. Fab photos btw!
Geoff Brown… Hi My Mother was Queenie Mcbride