Hollington Police Box St Leonards 1960’s

photo © Robert Paton

Robert Paton… Hollington Police Box corner of Battle Road and Perth Road 1960’s

Paul Phillips… Real coppers then that walked their beat , made you feel safe on the streets.

Stuart Moir… They would be useless in todays drug filled streets, kids of all ages tooled up and don’t give a shit who they hurt .

Sam Rosewell… I remember this still being there in the 70s – my grandparents lived across the road

Daryl Perkins… Remember this

Patric Lewis… Opposite the Tiv.

Ian Johnson… Know it well

Mark Randall…PC 31 “Excuse me Super, would you mind blowing into this please?” Super “Of course, but you realise it’s a balloon?” PC 31 “Yes, of course I do, its Sarge’s leaving Day party and we’ve not quite finished putting the canteen decorations up”

Tracy Birrell… I remember it,being of a certain age. Also the box at the bottom of London Road, on the seafront.

Forbidden Fruit and Suspects – Hastings Pier 25th Jan 1969


supplied by Sarah Harvey


photo supplied by kind permission of David St John http://www.davidstjohn.co.uk

Sarah Harvey… January 25th, 1969. ‘Forbidden Fruit’ were a late 60s group from the Winchester area who emerged from a band called ‘Wheel Of Fortune’. In the photo L-R Tim Joblin (Vocals) Maurice Skip (organ) Ken Cook (bass) Graham Sherin (guitar) Dave Bunney (drums).

Simon Dupree & The Big Sound – The Cobweb – 25th Jan 1969


simon dupree

supplied by Sarah Harvey

Sarah Harvey… January 25th, 1969. Simon Dupree And The Big Sound….I loved ‘Kites’ …..very haunting song for the time. And there are Status Quo yet again!

Andy Qunta… Kites! Still sounds fantastic! Have it on my iPod! Some of this band went on to form Gentle Giant, I believe!

Terry Huggins… That’s right. Their retrospective view of Kites was that it was crap. Simon Dupree didn’t exist. If I recall correctly it was three brothers and a few friends. They were all multi instrumentalists

Andy Qunta… Indeed, Terry, i think they were the Shulman brothers? Our own Roger Carey played with a later version of Gentle Giant, I believe!

Sarah Harvey… Roger did indeed play with the later version of Gentle Giant….Three Friends….. they are a band starring several former members of Gentle Giant Gary Green (guitar, vocals) Malcolm Mortimore (drums) ….here is Roger playing with them in Tokyo….

Phil Thornton… saw Roger Carey with Three Friends, (faultless recreations of GG classics) 3 times ! – top class Bass and vocals from Roger !

Mick O’Dowd… I saw this show by Simon Dupree & Big Sound and was so moved I went out and bought their LP Without Reservations the next day! Excellent blue-eyed soul band (am I aloud to say that?) and they only had the one LP before they morphed into Gentle Giant. Incidentally Kites wasn’t on this Lp and only saw the light on the compilation album afew years back with the other gem Parade of Broken Hearted Pirates.

Andre Martin… Kites used to get a lot of plays on BBC Radio London by Robbie Vincent in his soul show days – Saturday Morning was always a cracker of a show, with lots played for the residents of Sunny Sydenham where I had friends.

Sarah Harvey… I adored Kites…. such a haunting song.

Andre Martin… It was a fantastic tooon without a doubt Sarah.

Tony Court-holmes… your not old enough to remember that sarah i remember sunday nights were tamla nights.

Ernest Ballard… Far out man

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Is it too late to enter the Go-Go competition?

Tony Court-holmes… go for it

Dave Nattress… The luscious Leigh, no way is it too late for you, go go for it!

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Dave the mind is willing but the body isn’t these days

Dave Nattress… Leigh, it’s an old saying, you’re only as old as you feel in the head – or something like, so that makes me 310 tonight. But, really, it does not seem like about 45 years ago that you and Jane D used to be in the Cont. working together and then go out on the razzle in Hastings!!