Have you ever opened a can like this?

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Colin Bell… In 1966….nearly open now

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Colin, I hated those tins, first few twists and it would usually slip off the edge of the tin & the contents was usually spam, which I didn’t like either

Andrew Bantock… Still do. Corned beef.

John Williams… Well them little keys open supermarket trolleys if you aint got a pound try it

Jeanette Jones… Instant cut fingers! Vegetarianism is the answer

Dave Weeks… My memory is cut fingers

Stuart Moir… Yep certainly did

Russell Field… I still do

Eric Evans… Yep got the cuts to prove it

Robert Fisher… Yes, like Eric got the cuts to prove it

Kate Recknell-Page… Yep most annoying when the key actually breaks off to


Graham Sherrington… Widely used in Florida I have a pair of pliers in the draw just in case.

Yvonne Ellis…Hated them. Hate them now x

Mike Waghorne… Spam,spam,spam & more spam

Mick O’Dowd… The Fray Bentos pie tins are worst. Tin opener, screwdriver, cutters & hammer required!

Jane Kilby also Birmingham… Is this Spam mail! x

Angie Pilbeam… Did a tin of corned beef yesterday

Beki Milton… Always went wrong

Judy Atkinson… I remember opening tins of sardines with a key – if you put it on the wrong way it would get jammed, then you’d have to use a can opener on the other side

Paavali Mears… Oh Yeah. Once I prepared the meal usually with Chips and Baked Beans difficult to tell what was blood and what was Ketchup

Jerry Wright… Anyone who has cut open their hand on this blooming tin, will know! I buy my corned beef pre sliced from the supermarket nowadays!

Andy Ives… Still do

Rontenn2001… Even now in 2021 we still sometimes have things like that to open (eventually!)

Tracy Birrell… Throughout my youth…..a bloody death trap…

Jon Royle Road Show/Music Machine Disco – Eastbourne.



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Anyone remember Jon Royle?

Chris Coleman…. Was called Music Machine Disco. we did a lot of work for Martin Casson in the early days

Alan Esdaile… Remember it well Chris and so does Andre. Great times.

Neil Steadman… I  do too!!!

Stuart Moir… Brilliant band van, we had the long wheel base version and did many miles up and down the motorways during our Centre Page years, I could get back from Folkstone to Hastings in under the hour after our gig at Neros, admitted it was 3am in the morning

Chris Coleman… Stuart, I took Raven to Neros a couple of times lol

Colin Fox… Stuart, 3am eh? probably had to drop a few girls off first, like we did. Nudge nudge, wink wink, know what I mean guv?

Michael Humphrey… How much for the transit

David Edwards… Looks like a life on Mars time warp

Jamie Goddard… That’s amazing!!!

Pete Prescott… Great photo !

Keith Veness… 1972

Trevor Unwin… Remember him well. Was in Bournemouth with him.

Barry Upton… So real at the time

Andy Qunta… Great pic!

David Wilkinson… East Sussex reg.

The Beat – The Crypt – 18th October 2008.


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Robert Wren….Matt Capital has just said……18th October 2008 -The Royal Stars second ever gig!! And we were supporting The Beat!!

I thought it was an earlier gig and a big later then what we usually post here but a great poster.

Here’s a few seconds of the Royal Stars

Sam Waller… I remember going to this. Could of sworn it was earlier than 2008,but the poster obviously proves me wrong! I remember wearing a pair of suede boots to this (in my mod days) and binning them when I got home…bad mistake to wear anything nice on a floor like the Crypt had!