Justin and Diane – Masons Music Queens Road Hastings

supplied by Anthony ‘Nan’ Morland

Matt Thomas… My old manager Justin in Masons Music shop alongside former colleague Diane. where am I?

Alan Esdaile… hopefully serving someone but probably chatting up the girls!

Diane Patricia… OMG, now that’s an old photo!! I don’t think there can be too many of me then – fabulous times

Paul Salfarlie… Fantastic shop, even if you just came to brouse yiu were welcomed

Masons Music – early 80’s 187 Queens Road, with Bill Prince.

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Alan Pepper…..I’ll have one from the top and five from anywhere else please Bill !!

Will Cornell…..Marley “Legend” up top…video…or did ya’ll have CD Longboxes over there? The first few years of CDs had those for security purposes (hard to stuff into your pocket). Yes, ’84 or later. Curious: what’s “staff only”? The pile of stuff employees promised to buy when the next paycheck came in? My own store’s “wish bin” looked similarly loaded.

Matt Thomas……that is actually the sign above the door to the back room – well camouflaged lo. Smiths ‘How Soon Is Now’ in the charts, 1985 – just had a closer look and King ‘Love & Pride’ is in the chart and Stephen TinTin Duffy ‘Kiss Me’

 

 

Record order receipt from Masons Music 187 Queens Road Hastings.

Supplied by Phil Gill

Phil Gill… Found this today…is it in yet Alan?

Matt Thomas… Sorry discontinued

Jim Breeds… It was ordered twice by mistake.

Phil Gill… Jim, Great, a double album

Kev Towner… Were you in two minds about it Phil.

Alan Esdaile… and I thought 187 was more a punk/mod shop!

Paul Marshall and Zena – Masons Music 187 Queens Road Hastings – early 80’s and early record bag.

welcome to our newest member to SMART Paul Marshall

Paul Marshall… Wow

Tony May… I think the fact that the calendars on the wall say 1983 gives a clue to the year! (lol) Great pic, good times…

Paul Marshall… I am just doing the maths as well. I just turned 51 so I would have been just 17 in that pic  and the lovely Zena.

Tony May… A really early one! I’m not sure if you even had bags when I bought my ‘MUD Greats’ single on the pier?

Alan Esdaile… probably paper bags, white for singles, brown for lp’s and at one stage would have had a rubber stamp name on the bag.

Zoe Honey… you will have the same hairstyle once this lockdown is over 💇‍♂️😅 xxxxxxx

The Big Green Cardigan Festival calls it a day…

After nine years, the time has come to put the Big Green Cardigan into the wardrobe and leave it there.
The festival has never covered its cost and as much as we love it, financially we cannot carry on.
It’s been a marvellous adventure making friends and discovering some great acts together but now it is time to move on to new things. We would like to thank everyone who has helped and supported The Big Green Cardigan since 2011 and hope you go away with some dashingly good memories.

So long, and thanks for all the fish

Mick & Dave
The Big Green Cardigan

https://www.biggreencardigan.com

Carol Arnold… oh thats a shame

Wee Jock… Sorry to read about this. It’s a tough industry and I feel your pain

Masons Music Record Shops

 

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Hastings Pier

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187 Queens Road

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190 Queens Road

Tony Court-holmes… i remember where has all the time gone

Glenn Piper… Tick tock

Julie Findlay-jones… One of the best bosses I’ve ever had

John James Shea… Most of my punk records came from mason music .I’ve still got there price tags on them a great shop and a fantastic photo thanks

Louis Comfort-Wiggett… I did some work experience there when I was first out of school. Bagging up orders or badges and Sam Fox postcards!

Andy Ives… Was the best record shop in Hastings at the time imo. Could always get the rarer stuff I was looking for a little more expensive but worth every penny. Great friendly staff too