Old train compartments – who remembers?

Shared from Jay Whiff Watson growing up in the 50’s https://www.facebook.com/GrowingUpInThe50s/?hc_location=group_dialog

Joe Knight… Those were the days😆lol think that’s a song there

Roger Simmonds… Me!

Alan Parker… Yea I do , not much fun when travelling from Kings X to Newcastle and there is no corridor and you need to pee

David Wilkinson… went in a 1st class one on Swanage Railway the other day

Jane Saunders… yes and the seats were itchy

Alan Essex… Been a long time since I was on a train, do you mean they are no longer like that?

Ian Johnson… Yes you could lay down for a sleep

Chris Meachen… They were the best..

Ernest Ballard… Best way to travel. Luxury and shake rattle and roll too. Beautiful smells and atmosphere

Pete Prescott…  Me! I loved carriages like these !

Angela Frances Gardner…  Loved these trains would use these carriages with my children when they were younger as they could sleep lying down and traveling from London with my cat so she could sit safely on my lap!

Mark Hanna… There are still on a lot of trains across Europe, I love traveling in these.

Liz Dees Dianto… Not that long ago

Alan Pepper… Ah I remember this ! So comfortable too . Now known as bus replacement service !!

Dave Nattress… Definitely recall these. Many of these compartments and old carriages just like this much older indeed still exist on preserved railways like the Bluebell and Kent and East Sussex and many more of course. Blimey, it’s hot in this anorak, and this article reminds me I need to renew my old train-spotter’s diary. Never over-comfortable these seats, itchy indeed and occasionally one would be crammed in 5 passengers each side, with a couple of bowler hatted old chaps reading their Telegraphs and Times newspapers. For a lifetime non-smoker like me, get in one of these with a couple of smokers – not good!!

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The Good The Bad and The Ugly Film – Classic Gaiety Hastings – 6th October 1968

Who remembers going to see The good the bad and the ugly?

Nick Prince… The Curzon Cinema (now Kino-teatr) in St Leonards holds the record for the longest run of any film of any of the eighty film venues to have operated in the borough with the Sound of Music.. a total of 124 weeks, these include two runs of 26 weeks and alternative weeks for a further year. five times the ppulation of the town saw the film here.

Judith Monk… I certainly did and Dr Zhivago…lovely cinema.

Andy Davies… God, as a seven year old I was taken to the Sound of Music at the Curzon, I hated it then and to be honest still kind of do……..

Wendy Weaver… Graham says he was too young to see it 😆😆😆. I’ve seen it several times though

Embryo, Stunshot & Cold Turkey – Hastings Pier 7th October 1978

ticket supplied by Mick O’Dowd, write up & advert supplied by Sarah Harvey

Clive Richardson said ‘Stunshot’ were excellent and he went to see them play again in London a few days later.

Sarah Harvey… I think Mick O’Dowd may have promoted the ‘Three For A Quid’ gigs during 1978 (558 Entertainment). I seem to vaguely recall seeing Embryo and can only think it must have been this particular concert on October 7th. I was always on the look out for a bargain. Embryo was not the German jazz fusion krautrock band that was reasonably well-known throughout the 1970s….its seems that this particular Embyo originated from Caterham Surrey as a new wave / punk band in 1975.

Mick O’Dowd… Yes! It was I who did this deed. Wot value! It is true that I don’t remember anything about these three only to say that they were all rock bands. Thanx for the pic Sarah as when I was updating my book of gigs I couldn’t find any pics of Embryo at all. Neither the other two so if anyone has any pics of them please post.

Sarah Harvey… Stunshot were a punk band I understand and at the Carlisle on 16.2.79 in a punk gig featuring three bands – The Piranhas/ Teen Beats/ Stunshot

Tony Court-holmes… I remember cold turkey

Gary Dorrington… Hi I don’t think this Embryo is the ’75/76 one, https://punkmusiccatalogue.wordpress.com/embryo/. I have dates for another Embryo, active early to late 78 mostly in the London area, which may be the same band which released a 7″ in 1980 https://www.discogs.com/Embryo-Im-Different-You-Know-He-Did/release/2243887 

Gary https://punkmusiccatalogue.wordpress.com/

Mick O’Dowd… It was the London one Gary. I promoted this one.

Gary Dorrington… any info on Cold Turkey, Mick?

Mick O’Dowd… Sorry Gary, nothing at all. Wait until after Xmas and there will be alot about!😜

The Soul Supply Show – 1967 – Kit Kat Club

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All cuttings Andre Palfrey-martin collection

kit kat clubsupplied by Mick O’Dowd

Jim Breeds….1966 directory at that address … “Ore & Clive Vale Constitutional Club (Thos. Spiers, sec.)” Kit-Kat Club sounds much more fun! 🙂

Mick O’Dowd….Only lasted a short while. Anybody know how long?

Andre Martin….I  think that it had all but finished by end of October 1967 – perhaps a little longer, but I don’t have much information after that.