do you remember using a credit card machine like this?

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Mick O’Dowd… Yes!

Mike Waghorne… Yes ! Must have been back in the mid 70’s ?

Karen Sweatman… Yes, memories!

Matt Thomas… yes, first time I used it was in Masons shop using Visa or Access

Merv Kennard… 4 or 5 years ago whilst at the till in Wyevale garden centre, there was a power cut. The manager had to show the lad on the till how to use it.

Bookham Ally… We have two in the office for when we get power cuts. Very handy especially with Putin doing his thing.

Marilyn Spence… Yes using a bankcard here in Australia

Dave Nattress… Yes far too often was in debt for years!!

Paul Coleman… Yes. In the 80’s when I had a gym. Couldn’t have done the business without it. I miss the place. Great Times.

Orion Cinema 1974 – Frank Zappa 200 Motels & The Beatles Let It Be. 16th October 1974

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Phil Gill… Well, I saw the Woody Allen pic and Let It Be there. Might have seen Zappa too, but it was a while ago…

Alan Esdaile… Woody Allen was very funny.

Will Cornell… And Clint Eastwood. Don’t forget Clint Eastwood. Cuz if you do, he’ll come back over and, as he told that punk in “Grand Torino” , “It’s gonna get f**kin’ ugly!” By the way, what does the “(x)” or “(U)” mean after the show times? Is this your rating system like our GMRX (now GP, PG13, R, N17)?

Phil Gill… Before we had the 12, 15 and 18 ratings that we have now, films were classified as U (universal, anyone was admitted), A (accompanied, under 18s admitted with an adult) and X (over 18 only). Most people decided they were aged 18 from their 15th birthday. And the Orion wasn’t fussy who they admitted in any case, as long as you lowered your voice and said you were 18. They just wanted bums on seats.

Jim Hobbs… 200 Motels / Let It Be – First date with my then future wife – the films where amazing too!

John Wilde… Wednesday afternoon Hammer House special. Dodging Art history class at the Brassey Art Institute, Claremont.

Mark Randall..   was refused entry to AA ‘That’ll Be The Day’ starring David ‘ello darlin’, alrigh’?’ Essex at the Ritz in Tonbridge . My elder brothers were admitted …….

The Palace Bars Hastings – April 1985 The Zodiacs, Loose Change, Joe B King and Kevin Brown

Peter Fairless… Used to see The Zodiacs at The Cricketers, the Oval

Geoff Peckham… f this is the only time The Zodiacs played at the Palace Bars, then I was at this gig on a rare trip to Hastings in the 80s. I remember it being a brilliant night.

Colin Gibson… The Zodiacs were regulars at the Pig in Paradise Thursdays, always great nights.

Nick Foster… This ad leads to some happy memories. I think nearly all members of the Zodiacs played in various other bands and line ups over the period 83 – 89 when I owned the Pig. I still have a picture from Joe King hanging on my wall. The art gallery was organised and managed by Julia Robinson. We encouraged people to exhibit for the first time and some of the exhibitors went on to become established artists. If I remember correctly Kevin Brown was sadly disappointed with his gig as we didn’t have a dressing room for him and we only charged 50p admittance!!!