Who used to watch The Man From U.N.C.L.E.?

Anyone seen the remake?

Alan Esdaile… Great programme. Used to collect the bubblegum cards as a kid.

Pete Brazier… but do you still have them? I only ever managed to compleat two sets CAPTAIN SCARLETT & PLANET OF THE APES (Still have them in the loft!)

Kevin White… I haven’t seen the remake and wouldn’t be interested really.I don’t think it would be possible to recreate the feel of such a great chemistry and ambience of this sixties classic.I too used to collect the bubble gum cards,I also had a toy replica of Napoleon solo’s gun,it fired the round red plastic cap cartridges,loved that gun!

Claire Hamilton… Illya Kuryakin – my first love 💕(aged 11)

Judith Monk… Loved this show – superb!

Nick Shute… Don’t understand this current fashion for pointlessly remaking old classics….if it ‘ain’t broke why fix it?….the list is endless…the Wicker Man..awful!!!….the Italian Job….ha don’t even go there…..the Man From Uncle…those of a certain age before internet and mobile phone technology will remember what back then was science fiction talking into their pen at school and saying “open channel 4”….wonderful stuff!!!

Jan Warren… Re-makes are always rubbish, you can’t beat the original!!

Will Cornell… “We wish to thank the United Network Command for Law Enforcement” for their technical help and cooperation” at the show’s closing credits, yeah right…they had me fooled. And for one brief season we had this delectable spin-off with the still great Stephanie Powers. She went on to that other series with Robert Wagner in the 80s, was William Holden’s main squeeze etc. And I noticed in one of my investments she sits on the board of one of my mutual funds (!?!?). She’ll always be April Dancer, Girl From UNCLE for me…

Judy Atkinson… I had a ring with a picture that changed from Napoleon Solo to Illja Kuryakin when you moved it. And I still have a Man From Uncle annual

Lyn Humphrey… Great series. We used to write various UNCLE phrases on our school P.E. kit-bags.

Will Cornell… Does anyone recall a Man From UNCLE episode that had them doing work behind the Iron Curtain (“The ‘something’ Affair” no doubt) and they were in a club where a commie rock band (no not the Decembrists, something better) performed a tune called “Hoy Hoy Hoy Hoy My Bulgarian Baby”? I still recall the melody and crank it out every once in a while when I am practicing any one of my instruments. It was kinda “Hava Naglia”-ish. Wish it was easily found on recording or YouTube.

Faith Brooker… Damn. It sounds great. Surely there must be a nerd somewhere who has it on a shaky tape recording?

Iain Cobby… I had the two plastic Solo/Kuryakin model kits ,not sure of the make, could be Revell? Bought from Arbours (correct spelling?) in Queens Road.When constructed and painted they linked the wall behind them making one action tableau. Can’t think what happened to them…….

Will Cornell… I had the one for Napoleon Solo…I think it was Revell, they had most of the coolest models back then.

The Pied Piper – Manor Road Hastings – 1974

Who remembers The Pied Piper pub?

Jim Breeds… Nope! It must have been bad for the children of the area!

Richard Turner… My dads band playing Thursday

Pete Millington…  Yep! SPYKE played there regularly in the mid 1970s

Alan Esdaile… Did someone say Crispian St Peters played at this pub?

Pete Fairless… Don’t know, but they used to play out at the end of the night with Bob & Marcia version.

Virginia Davis… Yes. My grandparents lived a few doors away. Spent many times in there with family

Dawn Leaney… Oh yes.. had good times there , dancing to the disco.. l think it was on a Friday night!

Tony Davis… Yes. I ran into the guy who managed him and he played there opening night

Jacquie Hinves… Yes , I do!

Terry Hardwick… I used to do the disco with Tony Murray his Dad Ted and his Mum Carol ran it .

Samantha Blake… I remember the pub x

Jo Turner… Yes, Lizzy and I often went there

Roy Penfold… Became The Manor in later years I believe…

Sandy Max… I only knew it as the Manor

Pete Brazier… I know for certain that his Record was lol

Ralph Town… Regularly pissed in there from 1975 to around 1979.

Ken Copsey… My grandads local when we lived in St Mary’s Terrace.

Tony Court-holmes… yet another old pub there used to be so many up that way but not any more

Merv Kennard… yes remember it well. played there a few times. landlord always wanted to flip a coin for double or quits before paying.

Who remembers The Fortune Of War pub Halton, Hastings? closed 1969

write up: John Hodges

Jim Breeds… Yep. I was too young to be a customer but it’s where I got on the 133 bus to go home to Ore after school at Priory Road.

Lloyd Johnson… On Priory Road….on my route home from school to Ore as well…

Alan Esdaile… Remember it well but likewise too young to be a customer. However, did get some free beer mats from the owner. When I walked passed it to go to the Round Table Youth Club it always appeared empty.

Chris Harman… My nan and grandad Kit and Brian were the landlords there until it closed. After that they when to the Queen Adelaide until they retired and my mum and dad Doreen and Bill took over from them.

Ann Graves… I used to go passed it, when I went on bus to Ore Secondary School, now known as Hastings Academy.

Chris Baker… Brian Williams, who lived at the end of Priory Road, next to the sweet factory with his Dad Harry and Mum Vera. Brian spent time at the FoW usually downing up to 13 pints!

Merv Kennard… remember it well, we lived in West View. Bus drivers and ticket collectors used the outside toilets.

Carol Paffett… Remember it well

Iain Cobby… Who’s bright idea was it to knock it down and replace it with a Speed Camera?

Colin Jefferys… Before my time ….. but does anybody remember the Pied Piper pub