Edgar Broughton & Rita – Hastings Pier – Martin Casson Entertainments 28th Dec 1974



Ad Andre Palfrey-Martin Collection, photo of Edgar Broughton by Clive Richardson

Joe Knight….what happened to steve maxted ? use to go to catford DESMOND DEKOR!!! lots of great bands

Andre Martin….Joe – Steve Maxted still going strong well into the late 1970s. – Above is an advert from 1974. I have some later images waiting to be uploaded and indexed.

John Storer… Apropos of not much, my late Mum absolutely loved Edgar Broughton’s “Apache Dropout”. Remember seeing Barclay James Harvest and thought Hudson/Ford were actually much better than I was expecting

Mick Mepham….Hurrrraahhhhh! I hadn’t got this flier – have now yippeeeee!

Jim Breeds….Lindisfarne, BJH, Hudson/Ford. Wow, I missed some stuff I should have seen

Jenny Tyler… I loved Steve Maxted.

Phil Gill…  I was there for the New Year gig. The bouncers stopped the Stallion set at 11:45 and threw everyone out. They were really shitty about it too. Presumably they wanted to go drinking…

Mick Mepham… I remember introducing Hudson/Ford and making a total twat of myself doing so ….. blusho ……

Yvonne Cleland…. You were nowt but a lad, MM 🙂

Mick Knights… Edgar Broughton.. The question has always been, should he have allowed the demons in in the first place!!

Alan Esdaile… Not much hope for the Apaches as well, Mick. Steve Broughton now a Hastings resident.

Glenn Piper… Oh the memories

Tony Court-holmes… god i remember edgar broughton gig out demons out




Who remembers money canisters in shops?

source: https://www.facebook.com/GrowingUpInThe50s

Alan Esdaile… I’m pretty sure they used to do this in Wards?

Matt Thomas…  I used to put them up the chute at Tesco on my till lift rounds

Arthur Sutherland… enners in Edinburgh, you should have seen the cashiers end, like som huge pipe organ without the keyboards.

Leigh Wieland-Boys… They had these when I worked at Plummer Roddis, Hastings in 1971!

Jim Breeds… I don’t remember it in Wards, but maybe. I know I was fascinated by one shop that had the vacuum tube system. I think it was Mastins? If you want to see the modern equivalent visit Specsavers in Queens Road

Ian Quinnell… Mastins and also Plummers before it became Debenhams

Fiona Evans… Plummers used a similar system,I believe.

Josie Lawson… Yes I worked there

Keith Cowper… Me Mastins Hastings

Sandie Carlyon… Yes they did

Josie Lawson…  Definitely. I worked in Plummer Roddis Ltd now Debenhams. I also worked in the office and did what was called sanctions. I dealt with them on occasion

Roy Penfold… Sill in use in some supermarkets. Looks like drain plumbing running up from the till areas.

Dave Nattress… Yes, when I was very young my ma used to go into a large – well seemed large to me at the time, drapers shop (I think it was), in Sackville Road, Bexhill and they used this type of device. In fact, I think it was probably a vacuum type device.  Seem to recall now whooshing sound as containers went up and across under the ceiling. I don’t think I’ve made any of this up!!

Nigel Ford… Bobby’s in Eastbourne had that system.

Sid Saunders… Mastins in Hastings where Iceland is now had it.

Nastassja Kaschevsky… Sainsburys in the 1980s when it was where ESK is now, also used them

Pauline Richards… Mastins!!

Huw Gruffydd… Me.

Linda Day… Upstairs in Trueform’s, I worked there from leaving school

Lyn Farkley Appleyard… I remember that…brings a smile!

Monica Bane… Ah, yes remember at Philpots. In the 1950 fifths!

Julie Findlay-Jones… Some Tescos use them

Matt Thomas… I do when I was working at Tesco late 80s, helping the supervisors do the till lifts and having to send these to the cash office via the vacuum chutes

Chris Dullard… Yep

Lloyd Johnson… I Love those systems…didn’t Jepson’s have one..the last time I saw one was in the late 60s in Pontins Department store on High Street Kensington in West London.