Who remembers JR’s when it was in Holmesdale Gardens?
Leigh Wieland-Boys… Only remember it under The Queens Hotel?
Gary Thomas… I remember JR’s nightclub in Holmesdale Gardens. I was just a kid and I lived next door at Clifton Court. My main memory of it was one evening Frank Bruno and his manager at the time Terry Lawless turned up in a car. Frank spent ages combing his hair and I was too shy when he eventually got out to ask for an autograph.
Martin Richter… interesting club
Jim Breeds… What’s the restaurant called?
Matt Thomas… Was never a fan of that club, very cliquey crowd
Ian Johnson… Yeah and right next door to the nurses accomodation
Carl Ridley… Remember that night. Had a pic with Frank & me sitting in the racing car. Now that was back in the day.
Tony Court-holmes… did they not have a fish tank there somewhere
Martin Richter… wasn’t the whole bar a fish-tank ?
Malcolm Sharp… Changed to the Hermitage later i believe. I live at the hermitage, or block of flats built in the eighties, def remember a club here with that name
Gary Thomas… yep rebuilt after JR’s moved to the town centre. The link in the Observer shows the old Hermitage building.
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Heather Carter… Blackbushe, I was there, a gig to remember…
Alex Chapman… I was at Blackbush! Sat in an endless Traffic Jam, ended up miles away from the stage. Dylan was an embarrassment, one of his pseudo religious periods singing gospel etc. Joan Armatrading saved the day! Great Fun!
Glenn Piper… Yeah, I was at Blackbush Nuff said
Robert Searle… I was at the Bob Dylan one at Blackbushe aerodrome and still got the ticket and programme. Something wrong here, the show I saw was really good ,Bob was on top form not singing any gospel stuff at all. The not so good bit was Graham Parker.
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Inspired Villages… No exposed brick or fancy log burners, this is what a proper fireplace looked like back in the fifties, who had one like this?
Jim Peckham… We still have one but I built a new one over it
Gerry Powell… I’m not boasting but my house in London had two! Coincidentally a builder has just bought the house next door and today removed the same.
Deborah Ewing… Still have four of them in my house now. One with a parkray coal burner in it x
Jackie Hersee… We did
Graham Matthews… Had some of those.
Paul Huggett… EXACTLY like that Alan!!
Mark Hallam… Used to have one
Martin Waghorne… Yep ripped it out.
Linda Day… Yes hated it, well gone
Gary Benton… Alan, do you remember that ugly thing Cheryl & Paul had at Ashburnham road? Paul loved it, not so sure Cheryl did?
Lloyd Johnson… We had almost the same one in Clifton road ,Ore…
Rowena Christodoulou… We still have one like this
Lance Collins… And a toasting fork
Jacquie Hinves… My nana did in Barley Lane.
Alan Vale… We had one until I removed it
Elaine Stock… we had one very similar
Ray Binnning… Almost the same as that one.
Jacqueline Marsh… Have taken many out over the years of buying and selling houses
Martin Stoggell… Looks awfully familiar
Fred Marsh… yes, with a clock on the mantlepiece with all the bills stuffed behind it
Carol Ann Bolton… We’ve still got one.
Tony Court-holmes… love them
Robert Fisher… my late father in is infinate wisdom ripped them all out.
John Coleman… Still got one!
Diane Leigh… Had one when moved in got hot water when fire alight now got brick fire place back boiler was taken out when central heating put in.
Patrick Biggs… Were they all cream and brown
Sandra Thompsett… Ours was
Michael Barrington… Still have two of them
Alan King… where’s the fire guard ?
Tony Court-holmes… in the fire station
Sophie Ash… Had exactly the above design. Without it, the room is now both bigger and happier.
Dennis Torrance… Brilliant got my first one from curry’s queens road used to put 🎤 by transistor radio
Josie Lawson… I have a similar one even now. I bought it a couple years ago so that I could go through my cassette tapes to see if I could find my homemade shows I did on my cassettes also I have a few copies I was always made of the hospital radio shows I was interviewed. I thought I might be able to then have transferred to cd rom cds to listen too in my computer, what do you think, do you reckon that could be done?
Tony Ham… Pixels in Rye will put cassette recordings on cd.
Mick Guy… Also useful for the \BBC micro!
Andy Pilkington… there making a comeback to, even Argos now selling them
Tiffany Barton… Once played with one and it broke down the tape kept sticking and reels of mess came out then I gave up and it ended up in a car boot sale. Its a beautiful thing. I regretted breaking it. Then I got one of these & was listening to Soul & Motown of course.. Why did the tape keep tangling up?
Pete Prescott… I still have them and use them in my Micra. Some of my tapes are over 45 years old. Most still sound amazing ! Love them !
Nick Prince… Recordings of Pirate Radio and Radio Luxembourg on mine….
Wendy Belton… Used to record the top twenty on one of these on Sunday evenings in the 70s. Still have the recorded cassettes ok and maybe even one of these players in the loft!
Nick Prince… Me to… back in the days when Tony Blackburn did the charts
Keith Cowper… Had one for recording all my music rehearsals
Pete Prescott… I found a tape of Andy Caine and I working on a couple of songs (we were put together to see if we could write by Ike Nossell ) one was good.
Jeff Belton… I had one these, and that’s what I used to practise being a DJ. Alot of fun !
Ian Brown… Definitely had one of those I used to sell them I’m the audio department at boots in Blackpool I think they were made by Ferguson
Tony Ham… I used to record John Peel’s show, happy days.
Will Cornell…I had one too of course…recorded almost the entire 1974 Philadelphia Folk Festival and those cassettes lasted years…even with the batteries going dead they were great tapes. I did not know until recently the acoustic guitar intro to “Street Fighting Man” comes from a cassette recorder like this….and I still wonder why the shortwave radio that had a built in timer cassette recorder did not take off. I guess SW was at it’s final days anyway. Being able to record something that broadcast while you were asleep woulda been real cool.
Dave Nattress… Yes for sure. Several over the years. First portable one was Mono, Philips job, poor sound etc. took it in the car before I got the first car cassette player for the Ford Anglia!! That had a poor sound also – speakers on back shelf. Then at least 2 more. ITT stereo (apparently), used to take it to band rehearsals – Damaris, Samisen, Prisoners. Keep meaning to look for the old tapes in the loft. Many pre-recorded cassettes and home recorded for car back then. They play OK in the TEAC cassette player/recorder – so called Hi-Fi. Also got walkman somewhere and a portable dictating recording type job that takes standard cassettes. Tried to record a few gigs but totally awful sound – used to have to conceal it when getting into the gigs back then!! Tried The Blue Nile at Albert Hall for one – waste of time, sound reproduction awful.
Terry Hardwick… Had one for Christmas lasted years