Music’s Not Dead – pop up shop – De La Warr Pavilion Bexhill – launch party 7th December 2018

We are delighted to announce that Bexhill’s independent record store Music’s Not Dead will re-open as a “pop-up” at the De La Warr Pavilion on Friday 7 December.

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Jim Breeds… I got the DLWP email about this earlier. That is good news.

Mick O’Dowd… It’s not dead! It’s only resting!


Who remembers babycham?

photo source: unknown

Pete Prescott… My mum drank it.

Kathy Wood… I put a glass of babycham down and my MILs dog drank it

Wendy Weaver… It was a nice drink. People used to collect Babycham paraphernalia and collections come up at antique auctions occasionally .

Judy Atkinson… My mum would order it (when I was under age) & I would drink it. With a glace cherry of course!

Betty Austin… Add a brandy lovely

Dennis Torrance… Have a collection of babycham glasses brought in old town some years back

Josie Lawson… Definitely, used to drink it and for quite a while had one of those babysham animals

Keith Blizard… My mother loved it with a dash of brandy, it wasn’t easy to find in her final days but I’m certain it was better for her than any medicine !

Sophie Ash… Our Economics lecturer cited it as a product which would not exist without advertising, and whose price consisted mainly of advertising spend.

Mandy Wright… We had one of those deer things in our ‘cocktail ‘ cabinet xx

Joe Knight… Champagne Perry

Eric Harmer…  Always served with a cherry in a stick

Gerry Fortsch… Good with a large brandy.

Stephen Kolimbarides… Gerry, I’ll drink to that!!!!

Jan Deane… Cider and Babycham – my drink of choice when I lived in Glasgow in the 70s. Knocked your socks off!!

Virginia Davis… Brandy and babycham

Andrew Moodie… Ah’d LURRV a Babycham!

Mick O’Dowd…  I’d love a Babycham!

Patricia Wapshott… Still buy it for Christmas , love it !

Roxine Lucas… I love a babycham with a cherry on top remind’s me of my mum x

Jan Warren… Iceland sell Babycham, Snowball and Cherry B at Christmas in packs of 4 bottles, nice for a bit of nostalgia

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Loved a Babycham or a Snowball back in the day!

Lyn Humphrey… But were any deer harmed in the making of those commercials?

Alan Pepper… Yes my mum enjoyed one at Christmas ! Or a Snowball !! Hic…

Dave Nattress… Definitely recall it, my Mother used to drink it. Little bottles but did they used to do large bottles.

Jeff Belton… If you like Babycham ? Try it with Brandy. It’s lovely

Queens Road Hastings 1970’s painted by Derek Clemans

painting by Derek Clemans

Derek Clemans… I came across an old grainy black and white photo of Queens Road from around the 1970s I am guessing and was inspired to paint it in full colour. It has been a labour of love… I would love to hear any stories that anyone might have if I have sparked a memory or two. Or did you work in any of these shops.

Nick Prince…  I remember it well. Great photo

Dizz Corinne Ryder… Great picture! Loved the Wimpy, had forgotten about Timothy Whites though!

Ian Mantel… 1979, BSM driving lessons with Johnny Stuart (local DJ) then a Wimpy for lunch, every Friday.

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Great picture…think I might be the girl in the red dress with the umbrella making my way to Wimpy’s

Pauline Richards… Oh I do miss Wimpy. We used to go after work on a Saturday. Sorry but can’t get used to McDonalds! Apart from the fact they never get my order right it just hasn’t got the taste.

Andy Qunta…  Love it!

Alan Esdaile… Excellent.

Peter Fairless… I remember that Wimpy, also that you could park right outside!

Martin Brown… blimey you might be correct that says Wimpy in Queens Road

Tim Moose Bruce…  Bit I remember about Queens Road in the 70s. My brother bought a B&O hifi system from a shop which is not shown in this picture but not far away, cant remember the name of the shop. It was the time of the miners and power workers strikes and all unnessesary lights etc had to be switched off to conserve power. This included any electrical goods powered up for advertising and demonstration. The shop owner demonstrated the hifi after shutting the shop, turning off all the front lights and pulling down the blinds, then playing the stereo full volume!

Mick May… was it Rumberlows

Leigh Wieland-Boys… My parents also bought a B& O system in the 70s, (it was from a shop in Queens Rd, could well have been Rumbelows), which I ended up with when I moved to London in the 80s, sold it on in 1986 for a tenner!

Tim Moose Bruce… Might have been. I remember it cost about 200 quid.

Anita Brett-eveerst… I had a Saturday job in the Wimpy

Dennis Torrance… Wimpy the best

Gavin Hide… On weekend leave I would have few drinks in Images then go to Wimpy for burger chips then home

Alan Pepper… Yes brings back happy memories from the early seventies . Lovely portrayal mate ! Those frankfurters in Wimpy were to die for . Would spend a lot of time and money in the Record shop (Disc Jockey) further on down just out of the picture. How about a stab at Trinity Street when we had busy days down by the old Observer Derek ?

Dave Nattress… Love the picture, fantastic old names!! A cross between Graham Clarke and L S Lowry. Leigh, could indeed be you or Jane D heading for Chelsea Girl, on the corner opposite side of the road nearer Havelock Road. I remember the Wimpy and one in Bexhill and Eastbourne and just about everywhere. Read an article very recently, there used to be 500 in the UK now there are 80. Also, I remember when you could park outside anywhere or everywhere, not 15 miles away and have to get the train or bus into town!