Early photo of Colin Bell on a dog? on Hastings Pier!

supplied by Colin Bell

Angie Pilbeam… I remember that..not Colin…..the ‘dog’. I think theres one of me somewhere on if not that dog..another one. I’ll hunt through some photos in the week.the other thing was a photographer taking photos & then hoping your parents would buy the pictures.in my case it was grandparents.

supplied by Angie Pilbeam

Stephanie Blackledge… so do I! Photo opportunity? there’s definately one of me on a similar dog

Andy Qunta… Adorable!

Janet Rennie… Side saddle

Pete Brazier… That dog was originaly an elephant!

Chris Jolly… Lockdown diet!

Pete Brazier… no damage from years of kids pulling it’s trunk and ears. This is the one from the 50’s, will post the one of me on the early 60’s one that was turned into the dog when I find it lol!

supplied by Pete Brazier

Elaine Stock… So Animals lived on the pier before!

Martin Stoggell… t’s the feet a dead giveaway.

Chris Jolly… Can you make a trunk call to confirm that?

John Sydes… Much better than a gold lion, much more tasteful.

Colin Gibson… So this is where Gulzar got the idea

Maggie Geary… Very strange looking dog indeed ….. ha ha

 

Wanted – Hastings Pier 23rd August 1969

Martin Richter… the Move & kendo Nagasaki – woop woop!

Tony Ham… I met some of the wrestlers mentioned here a couple of weeks back.

Iain Cobby… I’m sure the Move gig is the one where they turned up late. My father was in the theater Bingo that night when the Move mistakenly thought that this was where they were playing. They quickly rushed up to my dad (95 next week) and profusely apologized saying the van had broken down   ( haven’t we all used that one?). I was  waiting in the ballroom for the kick off, and after the gig ( cadging a lift home) was told what happened. “Didn’t you get their autografts?” I said.  “Why?” he said. Doh.

Gerry Fortsch… The Move were great.

John Warner… Used to have weekly wrestling at the Strand Theatre club. Biggest laugh was Kendo Nagasaki who one week would be 5 foot ten and the next week 6 foot three.I think that there were about six of them.

Tony Ham… Peter Thornley is Kendo Nagasaki.

When James Taylor and Joni Mitchell came to The Lord Nelson Hastings

supplied by Adam Daly

Adam Daly… sharing a letter from a family friend, mentioning the time back in the late 60’s that James Taylor and Joni Mitchell popped into the Nelson for a few drinks

Dave Nattress… Really!! Incredible did not know this!! Two of the world’s most wonderful musicians. Some amazing albums. Blue by Joni Mitchell a personal favourite and then Sweet Baby James by James Taylor.

Paul Gray… All the legends went to the Nellie! John Martyn and Nick Drake to name but two!