The Rebels – Lewes Town Hall February 1966 and gig posters

All supplied by Colin Norton

Colin Norton… The Rebels at Lewes Town Hall in February, 1966 and posters from 1965/6 . The Rebels in this photo from February, 1966 were (from l to r) : Colin Jenner – Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals, Pete Alland – Lead Vocals, Mick Noakes – Lead Guitar/Backing Vocals, Colin Norton – Drums and Baz Cooper- Keyboards.

Colin Norton… above photo… Mick Noakes – Guitar, Colin Norton – Drums, Baz Cooper – Keyboards, Pete Alland – Vocals, Colin Jenner – Bass Guitar — at On The Roof at Landport Boys Club, Lewes. 


Tony and The Defiants photo session 65/66

all photos supplied by Eric Upton

Dave Gibb, Peter Head, Tony Kenward, Paul Burton, Eric Upton.

Eric Upton… We were booked to play with The Four Pennies at Hove Town Hall but they didn’t show and people wanted their money back. Then the replacement group turned up and it was an early gig for The Kinks.


Buses Wellington Square – early 1950’s. Supplied by Leigh Kennedy

All supplied by Leigh Kennedy. From facebook page

Leigh Kennedy… Two further views of Wellington Square, this time looking up Castle Hill Road. Judging by the clothing and the cars I’m going to say early 1950s ? In the background of both photos is No14 Castle Hill Road, used for 50 years between 1899 & 1949 as the offices of the Argus Newspaper.

Alan Esdaile… What was the name of the drinking club upstairs, about next to the newsagent sign? My dad used to go in there

Roger Simmonds… What happy times !

The Earl Of Zetland – Sovereign Harbour Eastbourne


Terry and Matt 

photos supplied by Mo Elms

Used for Radio Sovereign in  1994


Coaster and matches supplied by Mo Elms

Richard J Porter… Supped a few ales and enjoyed a few meals aboard.

Paul Coleman… The Earl of Zetland is no more. The ship had a very chequered history after it was brought into service in 1939, around the start of the 2nd World War, including 2 other names & being used to carry troops & as a ferry. She spent her last days in a marina in North Shields where she continued as a restaurant, bar & at one time a chip shop. She became too expensive to maintain and was recently lifted out of the water by 2 giant cranes & put on the dockside where she was finally cut up for scrap. A sad end for a ship that gave many good memories to many people.

ABC Acoustic Blues Club – Blind Boy Fuller Tribute – Jenny Lind. Mon 14th Nov 2022.

Mick Knight… Fulton Allen born 1904 or 7 or 9 … in Wadesboro North Carolina. He was an eclectic, popular and influential recording artist. Though he made over 120… 78rpm sides he never performed on stage preferring the street and informal gatherings. Come and join us as we recreate some of the sound of the East Coast blues of Blind Boy Fuller…..with Sister Suzie, Piers Clark, Jem Turpin, Nick Smalley and Mick Knight.

Here’s Roger Hubbard at the ABC club Hastings UK on October 10th 2022 playing a 1928 Martin 0-18 guitar. Filmed by Jon Renouf.

Graham Belchamber… it was a marvellous evening of Robert Johnson music.

Here’s another video from the ABC Acoustic Blues Club…