Who remembers Howard Swain Queens Road Hastings ?

Advert 1969

Roy Penfold… They had been trading for a very long time before then – even prior to 1890 as evidenced by this clipping from the Hastings and St Leonards Observer – Saturday 01 November 1890

supplied by Roy Penfold

Alan Esdaile… In the seventies remember Alan Cruttenden worked there.

Nadia Compagnone… I worked with Alan when it was Sussex Stationers in 1977. Queens Road was a great place to work then, so many characters living and working around there.

Chris Meachen… Used to love that shop….

Dave Nattress… As a young lad working in an Architects office and also attending the old Hastings College of Further Education with Iain Cobby, Paul Durrant, and Mick Kemp, all of us construction students, and all in Damaris, Howard Swain in Queens Road was an essential supplier of kit. Special drawing pens, paper, technical instruments, drawing instruments etc. etc. Remember it very well. Was up from Huckells and close to Fab Boutique and close to record shops. This part of Queens Road was thriving back then.

 

Wishful Thinking and The Brotherhood – The Cobweb St Leonards 3rd August 1968

Colin Norton… Hi Alan, I was the drummer with The Brotherhood. Other members were Keith Hurley on lead guitar and Kes Jenkinson on bass/vocals. It was a good gig as far as I recall. Here’s the actual poster… No photos of this band unfortunately.

Supplied by Colin Norton

 

 

 

Slade – White Rock Theatre Hastings 5th December 2019

⭐️ Now on sale! ⭐️ Slade return to Hastings this December as part of their ‘Rockin’ Home For Christmas Tour’. With their unique blend of perfect poprock’n’roll, outrageous flamboyance and pure fun, and no less than 23 Top-20 singles (of which 6 were No-1 smash hits), plus 6 smash albums, Slade have become a firm favourite in the hearts of pop fans all over the world.

Look to the future now, it’s only just begun! Book your tickets here: bit.ly/2YKZnwt