The Dubliners – White Rock Pavilion Hastings 1st June 1975


Patrick Lewis… Remember this concert. They were brilliant.

Jim Breeds… So do I and I have the programme I bought that night. Perhaps we were there together with the usual gang?

Dave Nattress… Saw them at Brighton Dome, I’m pretty sure it was, back in about 1970 and superb they were.  They rocked and folked and drank their way around – no doubt.  Good old boys for sure!

Jim Breeds… No mention of Ronnie Drew! He did leave the band for a few years and it was probably during that time that some of us saw him solo at the Black Horse in Telham. Were you at that one Patrick? He was a little too well oiled. John Towner fell out with him after John said Ronnie was too well oiled to play the guitar properly and Ronnie declined to have John accompany him. We bought him a pint in the car park ! (Ronnie, not John, lol)

Patrick Lewis… Jim Breeds, no I sadly missed that one. The WRP gig was at the time when Ronnie Drew had left the band. I always liked his renditions of McAlpines Fusiliers and Finnigans Wake. I think his replacement was Jim McCann.

Pauline Richards… I was supposed to see them at the White Rock but covid happened. That put paid to that!

Fun golf at White Rock Gardens Hastings 1968

Michael Linskey… And the Model Village there also shame it’s all gone

Teresa Goacher… I used to play here when I was a kid after it was shut. Took my own club and ball lol

Judy Atkinson… I wonder what happened to that sculpture?

Jill Green… What is the large building in the background?

Alan Esdaile… I think it was the convent in Magdalen Road?