Acker Bilk, Kenny Ball, Lonnie Donegan – White Rock Theatre 14th October 1988

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Yvonne Cleland…..Acker Bilk! I used to love him when I was a little girl. what was that number – Stranger on the Shore? Made me cry buckets. Probably still would.

Andre Martin….We used Stranger on the Shore when we did the filming “Searching for the PamDor” in the production back some 5 years ago at the Local Museum.

Matt Thomas….Excellent

Alan Esdaile….get your tissues ready Yvonne. You can call records brilliiant, wonderful but This is Beautiful.

Perri Ann Haste….Oh my goodness – Lovely Acker! – I seem to remember he played at a Beer Festival at Alexandra park back in the 80’s – Cant remember exact date though & it was at the Park gates end of the Park near the roundabout.

Joe Knight… Use to see these at the Black Prince Pub Bexley, just off A2

Mick Bolton… What a great night that would have been – Acker, Kenny and Lonnie. And George Chisholm. I saw Lonnie Donegan’s son there a couple of year’s ago playing his dad’s material.

No Home Jerome…  I remember that too.

Joe Knight… Sunday’s at the BLACK PRINCE BEXLEY KENT

Mick Bolton… Lonnie, Kenny and Acker and George Chisholm on the same bill – what a great night that must have been. And John Lill playing Rachmaninov’s 2nd Piano Concerto. Great stuff.

Trevor Webb – Eversfield Place St Leonards 1966

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Trevor Webb… One of my Favourite photos taken 1966 by Hastings pier with view of Eversfield Place Central St Leonard’s .

Peter Houghton… I remember the cafe just behind you and that building next door must have been pulled down because i remember it was waste ground and people parked their cars there

Chris Meachen… The Lido coffee bar back there somewhere.. Hangout of ‘greasers’ where I spent a fair bit of my early teens.

Andre Martin… This must have been taken summer 66, the building behind the group with scaffolding was being demolished to clear the eyesore opposite the Pier where the Queen would visit on 14th October to see the Triodome. Yes there was a temporary car park on that site, which now is flats

Richard J Porter… Jacqui remembers it well. Her parents were Civic knees up.

Carol Paffett… Many a good evening sitting in the Lido , great coffee

Who remembers buying piano music in Attwells 22 Grand Parade St Leonards?

Josie Lawson… I remember the address now too. It was my first transistor radio I bought there. I used to listen to radio Luxembourg on it at night, and I believe the pirate stations, I think I was 16 years then so was in the 60s. Thanks Alan for finding it…

Barry French… My mum played Piano & would pop in there for sheet music , & I’m sure I bought guitar strings from there. (These were made by Cathedral & were always breaking)

Fiona Evans… I do & clarinet reeds !

Mark Hardwick… Black Cat Pub and Grill.

Part exchange your piano for a radiogram or television in 1965.

Was this still called Attwells in 1909?

Roy Penfold… in 1911 the shop was Hermitages, listed as a pianoforte dealer with branches here, Robertson Street, Eastbourne and Tunbridge Wells. (source 1911 Kellys)

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Josie Lawson… I bought a transistor radio sponsored by my dad…It was called His Masters Voice

Matt Thomas… HMV

Kasa… I live in Hastings, and own an old PYE Valve Radio with an Attwells stamp on the side of it, So i started researching and there ain’t a lot i could find! Great to see those old ads too.

 

Masons Music Record Shop Bag

 

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The logo was designed by ‘John Wilde’. I wanted something that covered all the different musical tastes we catered for. At the time we were selling to lots of  Mods,  Psychobilly, Punks, Rock etc. I think he did an excellent job of getting the image right.

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Malcolm McDonald… When we had some decent record shops in Hastings.

Andy Ives… Malcolm, Masons was my favourite back in the day

Tony Ham… I carried many of those bags, crammed to bursting point, from the shop to the railway station, the handles were stretched to their limits and cutting off the circulation to my fingers by the time I got home!

Andy Ives… Classic bag remember it well wish I still had one

David Wilkinson… Sadly none on ebay !!!

Allan Mitchell… Very impressive!

Will Cornell… Oooooh what I wouldn’t give for a Tshirt with this on it, Alan

 

Muscle Power – Aquarius 14th October 1972.

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MUSCLE POWER – Aquarius 14th Oct 1972,  Steve Maxted and a number of strip shows around this time. Interesting comment at the bottom of the ad… Contrary to recent rumours the Aquarius is not due for demolition. Anyone know anymore about this?

Jim Breeds… Nope.I know nothing about it. But was that about the time when they were threatened with closure because of noise complaints and didn’t they have to re-sound proof it? Am I making that up? Something rings a bell, so to speak.

Andre Martin… Your right about the noise, the locals and the council were often involved becasue the venue was never fitted out for such a level of noise.

Chris Coleman… remember going to these.

Jim Breeds… Didn’t they have to fit new baffles internally? They were described as shaped like egg boxes I think.

Peter Millington… I played there with Suspect in late 1972 and the decibel meter caused havoc. It shut us off whilst tuning-up! After turning it off we managed to complete the show at a reasonable volume and certainly not loud though. Eventually the place was shut down and after a massive re-furb it became Saturdays. I’m guessing it became Saturdays in 1974/5.