Divitos Queens Road Hastings – 1960’s

photographer: unknown

Matt Thomas… Where I used to spend many a Sunday afternoon

Sandie Carlyon… Always a Saturday visit. Coke with ice cream in it or lime milkshake.

Peter Houghton… I used to go to the one along the sea front when I was at college and used to watch Mr Divito make the ice cream down stairs

Richard Stoodley… Welsh Rarebit with my sister Margaret Stoodley

Stephen Moran… Such a big part of my life in the early 70s

Mike Waghorne… The 156 bus ! i used to catch this bus to and from college

Tony Court-holmes… used to go there

Phyllis Mendenhall… Those were the days my friend

Merv Kennard… joe divito is a neighbour of mine

Alan Esdaile… Next time you see him Merv, send him my best and worth asking him if he’s got any photos of Divitos and the pier gigs etc, thanks.

Pauline Richards… And one of the girls owns Thumbelinas in Russel St

Nick Mole… Wow ! I used to make the ice cream during the 80’s

Alan Pepper… Enjoyed a Saturday visit in my youth with mates in the early seventies. A frothy coffee in one of those long glasses ! Or a banana milkshake.

John Warner… Is that the one that used to close in the winter when they all went back to Italy? I remember the three boys restaurant close to there!

Paul Gray… I remember the Lite Bite just along the road. Frothy Coffee and Chips on a Saturday Morning.

 

Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – 20th Nov 2002 – rare video from Hastings Pier.

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ticket supplied by Andy Gunton

Thanks to Andy Dinsdale for finding this, via Peter Fairless bands we’ve seen on Hastings Pier https://www.facebook.com/groups/196962362327/

Chris Davies….Went to this gig on the pier with Redstar Richter & My brother – great gig. Joe died less than a month later.. RIP to a personal hero

Gez Donnelly…..We opened for them (Mama Josie Trio)

Redstar Richter……the week before he left us

Ken Copsey… Not too sure about that alteration to the bass line!