Waverley – Farewell sailings from Hastings 30th April 1979

Pete Fairless… Sooooooo…. were Hasting Pier ever to get its landing stage back, are there any ships left that could visit it?

Jim Breeds… http://www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk

Mike Mitchell… I knew that ship had made trips from the pier but hadn’t realised it was 1979. My father in law was on the previous HMS Waverley when it was sunk off Dunkirk. Thankfully he jumped before it went down

Kevin Burchett… Jim and the steamer the balmoral

Carol Ann Bolton… I used to go on that in Helensburgh, Scotland.

Steve Cooke…. We may be able to talk the Waverley into making a visit. It is coming down to the Dorset coast in September. I went on it about 30 years ago when it visited. http://www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk/plan…/south-coast/

Keith Cowper… Remember that !

Steve May…  I *might* have been on this trip – was definitely late ’70s with my primary school so definitely this era

May Marriott… My Mum and Dad went on that!

Doug Prentice… Many happy trips on the Waverley down the Clyde as a boy and still sailing regularly in Scotland.

Sandy Max… I have a photo of me jokingly tied up to a post on a breakwater with the Waverley steaming past behind me… was definitely 1979, probably the May sailing

Victoria Staley… I remember going on the Waverley as a school trip from Burwash Primary – it could have been 1979! Thanks for the memory.

Ingrid Parker… Loved the trip my husband and I had on it x

Denise Denyer… Wow I remember the Waverley when I was younger

Sarah Martin… I went on it too

Steve Hodson… Remember doing a school trip with Elphinstone Juniors that year.

Mick Bassett…  I always wanted to go on the Waverly but just too expensive for my Parents purse in the 50’s and early 60’s and by 1965, I had moved away from home. (I left School at 15, as was very common then

Charlotte Wirth… What happened to the boat

Gavin Ronald Upstill… The Waverley is still going strong and is based here in Scotland. Hopefully one day I will get to take a trip on her.

Tony Harris… It sank off the Gower Coast and I covered the story.

Diana Tanner… Went to Eastbourne and back from Hastings pier in the 50s, remember it so well..Happy memories..

Mick O’Dowd… Went several times on round trip to Eastbourne. For an fee you could go out around the then Sovereign Lightship. On one trip, with my Dad , we counted all the jellyfish on the way in the days when we had a plague of jellyfish come up the Channel every year. Mostly Portugese Men’o’ War which were quite venomous.

Tracy Walton… I was on one of those. Went with my school. Great day out.

Jan DogMuvva Lowthorpe… I went with school(church wood primary)

Chris Benner… Looks wonderful. Wish we had something like this now, offering trips from eg the pier. Anyone for the Skylark!

Brian Kemp… I remember it there

Geraldine Vinall… I was on it!! As kids we were taken from the end of the pier to the Isle of Wight on a paddle steamer!!

David Nicholson… Went on that ship in the late 50s with my father wonderful experience!

Andy Caine – Jim Jim & The Jims rehearsal & Crypt gig 1979


photo by Pete Prescott

Peter James Shaw…Looks like a Jim Jims rehearsal….! My sparse rehearsal kit!

Terry Pack….Upstairs at Ray’s?

Pete Prescott….  I took this. Andy played on two songs of written. He played great. This was at Andy Qunta’ s house.

Martyn Baker… Monsieur A. Cunningham. Pretty much the best singer/guitarist I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

Janine Anne Scott… Happy Days xx. We used to strum along at Duncan Dray’s house xx


Saturdays Discotheque & opening night 1975 – George Street Hastings


supplied by Hugh Beeching

Martin Richter…. saturdays

Clare Bennett… I remember dancing a lot in Scalliwags

Jules Stretton… Hastings seafront my parents used to party there ! X

John Storer… Definitely Saturdays …. we had our joint Stag & Hen night there in August 79

Yvonne Cleland… Reminds me of Bonitas or Aquarius…

Margaret Fletcher… Not Saturday

Rilka Brignall… Looks like saturdays to me

Peter Millington… Could that be Chris Glazier spinning plastic – Scalliwags perhaps?

Kevin Burchett… its definitly not scalliwags its saturdays

Alan Esdaile…  Thinking now this could be Aquarius which was what Saturday’s was called previously in the 70’s.

Kevin Burchett… Its Saturdays because of the lights no one had lights like that in Hastings then or now

Phil Gill… Could be the one at the back of Wellington Square that’s now a curry house.  It was always too loud for meaningful conversation, so I just used to listen to the music. If you listen carefully, you can spot the little disco funk references Steve and I worked into some of the Stallion songs. It’s very subtle, but it’s there. We were very cheeky. Well, two that spring to mind…listen to the bass and drums on Arsony in the UK, which is basically sped up disco funk followed by a 50s doo wop chorus. And on the live version of Cobra, we referenced Oops Upside Your Head.

Alan Esdaile… Was the club in Wellington Square called Courtneys?


Supplied by…. Leigh Wieland-Boys via Kevin Burchett

Kevin Burchett… heres another pic from the opposition Saturdays lol.its a promo pic from the 1975 opening. with the lovely Leigh Wieland-Boys

Peter Millington… I recognise the waitress – anyone know her name?

Leigh Wieland-Boys….It’s me Peter! Lx

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