Steve ‘Muscles’ Maxted and Chris Gentry 1976

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Andre Palfrey-Martin Collection

A great disc jockey and showman and much loved in the Hastings area. Here’s an interesting link to his record collection:

www.djwildonevinyl.co.uk

A rare picture of Steve from 1976  with Chris Gentry at the Pye Records ‘Black Umbrella’ launch party.

Tony Davies….Steve Maxted used to have a weekly show at the Aquarius nightclub in George St ( later to become Saturdays) he’d dance around the stage balancing a chair on his chin and competitions to see who could eat the most boiled eggs or pickled onions in a certain amount of time, winner getting a bottle of wine. He’d shout out ” first girl on stage with red knickers “and there would be a stampede of girls rushing up on stage, again ,winner getting a bottle of wine. Needless to say, the place was always packed. !!! 🙂

Joe Knight….steve maxted he was at catfords witch doctor a friend for many years . I USE TO GET ON THE STAGE SOMETIMES AN HELP HIM ALWAYS A FRANKENSTEIN FILM GOING ON AS WELL WAT EVER BECAME OF HIM ????

Tony Court-holmes…  i used to work for mr gentry when he had the roadshow god i could tell some stories

David Wilkinson… god I could write a book but if you see him ask about the vinegar substitute in Helson Cornwall. I knew him when he worked at Lewes. I now live in Dorset, so communicate only by email. My alter ego is motown=mickey

Andre Martin… Fancy you remembering that, I used Orange Fizzy Drink for my chips, when the F&C shop had no vinegar – did not really improve the situation – but Hey Ho that would have been 1976 ? when we were working the Naval Bases in that South West

Steve Maxted… Yes, I remember all those dj’s well. Great times. Thanks

Joe Knight… Where’s the fur waist coat? My grans coat cut off the sleeves 1968 to look like you. What I remember; frankinstien movies raw egg eating balancing table on your chin Desmond Dekker and great nights

Steve Maxted… haha, glad I started a trend. That’s good, all I ever wanted was for people to go away happy and entertained, with good music buzzing in there ears. nice to know everyone has those good memories, thanks

Janice Price… Hi Steve Maxted. Where are you now??? I used to dance on the stage at Victoria Hall Southborough near Tunbridge Wells in 1969. Great times i remember dancing behind a screen as a silhouette! Jan

Steve Maxted… Hi Janice, happy memories for sure. So glad you remember them so well x

 

 

 

Hastings Rock FM are looking for new and upcoming local(-ish) bands for 2020

Sarah Harvey says… Hastings Rock FM are looking for new and upcoming local(-ish) bands and artists to play at The Hastings Rock showcase events. We are especially interested in showcasing those composing and playing their own original music. We are a rock radio station so the music played should broadly fall into the rock category. There are three dates available in 2020 and you would play alongside two other bands / artists at the event as well as The Hastings Rock Roadshow. We already have some bands lined up so don’t miss out. Please Email : hrfest@hastingsrock.co.uk

Ozric Tentacles, Mandragora, Felo-De-Se – Hastings Pier 20th October 1990

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Phil Thornton… this was a good one ! I was on the synths with Mandragora !! all the bands and the audience had a great night ! all sorts going on – lots of stalls, jugglers etc. – can’t remember what year it was though. I didn’t play with Mandragora till around 1990 and the last live gig was around 2005 ( I think ! )

Mark Richards… I was at this.. its 89 or 90

Mick O’Dowd… October 20th 1990.

Martin Richter… Felo-de-Se!!

 

 

 

Battle of Hastings – 14th October 1066 – stamps first day cover 1966

who’s still got a first day cover?

Dave Nattress… I have actually Alan – exactly like this one and many more first day covers of the era and for some time after.   For some reason stamp collecting was something many of us did when not train-spotting Ha Ha!!.  Sticking stamps in to albums with those little tiny transparent things called stamp hinges – which I later learned ruined the value of the unused or mint stamps!!  Still got a load somewhere possibly worth a few quid.  Thankfully girls and music took over and became bigger hobbies!

Roland Clarke… I’ve got a few, my Aunt used to design some of them and she would send them to us.

Pauline Richards… Have mine to the museum

Val Shoesmith… Me

Kathy Wood… I have a pile of them. Have used them as gifts to philatelists across the world

Josie Lawson… I had all of those first day issues Alan. When I had my first fall, someone threw out all my stamps plus first day issues. Maybe if ever someone finds them, a lot would have my name on the envelopes, some may have my other name on them, I would be very grateful for their return. But they may just have been thrown in the rubbish. What are treasures to some, may just be rubbish to others

Jim Breeds… I was always proud of my handwriting.

Leigh Wieland-Boys… I have two albums full of First Day Covers dating back to the mid-sixties

Nick Webb… Yep me too most not worth the value of the stamps now

Tony Court-holmes… but we lost

Mick O’Dowd… Who remembers where they were and what they were doing at the time?

Jenny Power… Me

Alan Esdaile… I remember Priory Road School were selling lots mail order.

Colin Norton… I seem to remember a cancellation stamp that said “Hastings – Popular with visitors since 1066′ or did I imagine that?

Coco Pops…now I will have to find mine

Neil Partrick… I’ve got a lot of the stamps….and there are a lot. Beautiful designs. Obviously stamps get a lot less use in the UK these days but why do they often have to look like sh**? The Xmas ones have been nothing but crummy sticky tokens for yonks

Coco Pops… Yonks Sir yonks I cannot be arsed to look it up!