Smokestack photos wanted from the Revolver Bar George Street Hastings

Roger Ferris is still looking for anyone who has photos of him when he played The Revolver Bar in George Street with Smokestack. A number of photos were taken by different people. If you can help please contact Roger direct.

Here’s a couple of photos from 2017 Eastbourne Beer Festival at the Winter Gardens…

Diane Stephenson Flyright Records Bexhill 1977

Leigh Mitchell… I have a Flyright record!

Alan Esdaile… I’ve probably got the same one Leigh!

David Boss… A great record shop . In the 70s l bought heaps of 50s Rockabilly records here. These guys turned me on to Ray Campi, Charlie Feathers etc . I still play these records today and love them.

Dave Nattress… I remember Diane and Flyright very well as too a young Mr Pack. Always in there buying stuff – a great shop! A nice lady and a touch of the Glam about her!

Terry Pack… I worked in the shop and the import/export business from the age of 14 on. Loved it.

Laker shoe shop, Old London Road, Ore, Hastings

photo © Phil Laker

Ronald Gillett… REMEMBER IT WELL

Terry Hopper… Yep remember it well we used to have our school shoes repaired there

Heidi Millett… Yes I remember

Chris Meachen… I remember that parade of shops before Yonky knocked them all into one…

Elaine Nolan… Remember it x

Dawn Leaney… A big part of the village years ago. I can remember the smell of new shoes as you went in. I saved up as a teenager to buy a pair of cream high patent shoes with a big button on the side that l had seen in the window. Loved those shoes.

Audrey Huggins… Loved that shop

Judy Atkinson… I remember getting shoes there, especially summer sandals (the ones with the cut-out design), we only lived a few doors along. A proper shoe shop with that special smell

Wendy Bevis… School shoes xx

Mick O’Dowd… Remember it well. Cornelius fruit shop next door. Now Hastings Pet Shop and Winchesters.

Alan Esdaile… As a number of people have said, shoe shops in those days had the shoe shop smell. Also how exciting is the window display, so much to see.

Linda O’leary… I remember those days!

Janet Brophy… I remember those days!


Julie Felix – White Rock Pavilion Hastings – 2nd June 1974


Dave Nattress… Would I be right in saying Mama’s gonna take us to the zoo tomorrow? And…we can stay all day.

Neil Partrick… Message Music was interviewed by me and he mentioned what it was like working with Julie…/kelvin-message-life…

Jeff Beck R.I.P.

photo © Chris Hakkens. Amsterdam 1979

Claire Lonsdale… Incredibly sad and I’ve been listening to his music since I woke up. 😢

Dave Jenkins… Remember seeing him at the Lyceum in the Strand,in the 60s with Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood ,fantastic gig. Some time back I found Jeffs boyhood home in Wallington Surrey. When visiting my mum in Carshalton

Paul Cullen… Just seen this. One of the greatest players in the world. An irreplaceable loss to music,R.I.P. Jeff Beck, Legend

Gerry Fortsch… So sad, my heart goes out to his family and his millions of followers, Jeff could make a couple of notes played by him sound like a symphony.

Mick O’Dowd… It’s sad that with all his immense talent that most people only know mhim for Hi Ho Silver Lining!😟

Patrick Fairhead… Rip. Rock on

Mike Curtis… RIP Jeff Beck. Genius guitarist.

John Wilde… Consistently brilliant Artist

Colin Bell… Oh no not ‘Becky’ shocked & very sad, deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Pete Prescott… So sad. One of the very best. Terrible news.

Iain Cobby… A true pioneer of the electric guitar. What a technician! Saw him in Rye on bonfire night some years ago, walking past the George. Said to my wife Jo, ” Look! its Jeff Beck!” turned around and he disappeared into the crowd…. best album “Truth” best gig , Ronnie Scotts. amazing.

Kurt Helge Andersen… October 1965 at The Witchdoctor and just last year in my home town in Denmark – a musical powerhouse all the way

Patrick Fairhead… What a man, sad we all end up dead eventually but I suppose it’s the legacy you leave and man what a legacy!!! Rip brother ya are already missed

Barry French… On guitar he was a Jack of all trades genius, who was a master of everything. RIP