Meccano and Train prints

shared from Jim Hatcher https://www.facebook.com/groups/252087041595820/user/100028518455371/

Jim Hatcher… A couple of 1950s prints I bought years ago. Unknown artist.

Lloyd Johnson… Really nice pictures!

David Wilkinson… When we visited Liverpool we stayed in Maghull pronounced magl. It turned out to be the home town of Frank Hornby. There is a small museum in the civic centre dedicated to the products of Binns Road. And the Wetherspoons is named after him. The family grave is in the churchyard.

Kevin Hilton… Back in the days when all school boys were 40-years old.

Alan Esdaile… I remember having to wear a tie if we had guests coming round and on a sunday!.

Shaft – Graffiti photo 1971 and promo photo.

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photos supplied by Andy Knight

featuring Bob Shipway, Colin Pierce, Andy Knight, Jim Beadle and Dave Shaw. The graffiti photo was taken in Alfred Street, St Leonards. Is that Daisy on the wall?

1970’s advert Shaft & Valhalla Disco – Christ Church.

Robert Searle… I remember seeing Shaft play at The Regent St Leonards. Dave Shaw was with me in a band called Foxy with Colin Fox and Les Harding.

Yvonne Cleland… Yes looks like Daisy graffiti!

Bob Shipway… Happy (and great fun) days!!!

 

Jeda – Bexhill Band 1986 and Forcefield write up and local gigs.

Phill Wood – Vocals, Steve Spencer – Guitar, Malcolm Leeves – Keyboards, Brian Barker – Bass, Rick Portsmouth – Drums. Never fulfilled their potential. Where are they now?

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Cutting supplied by Pete Prescott

Pete Prescott… I remember Jeda.

MM0SDK… Surely this is the same “talented keyboard player and vocalist” Malcolm Leaves who is still missing to this day. Went missing in 2006 from his home in Bexhill On sea, East Sussex? So sad. Where are you Malcolm.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/8236902.malcolm-leeves/
https://www.missingpeople.org.uk/help-us-find/malcolm-leeves-06-007684

Dave Weeks… Norman Norman at the Royal Sovereign. Happy days.

ABC Acoustic Blues Club – Revue 22 – The Jenny Lind. Mon 12th Dec 22

Mick Knight… We are celebrating six months of ABC this December. Come and join us for Blue Monday Revue 22….before we head into 2023 where we already have some great shows planned. Thank you to everyone who has contributed and supported us. May the blues be easy on you this Xmas.   Mick Knight

David Essex – White Rock Pavilion 19th November 1974

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Alan Esdaile… Shows how popular David Essex was, as his film was on at The Classic and The Curzon at the same time

Peter Fairless… Rock On!

Leigh Weiland-Boys… Saw him then & he stayed at The Queen Vic, where my friend was a receptionist, she worked that night so he gave her two free tickets to see him at the Brighton Dome & she took me! Double whammy!

Brigitte Lee… Where were the Penguin and The Orion?

Alan Esdaile… The Orion Cinema was next to the Old W H Smith (just down from the old main Post Office. The Penguin was where Dennies Club was, opposite Priory Street car park.

Chris Meachen… I was taking pictures for The Observer at that gig, along with the lovely Jennie Tocock who was attempting without much success, to get an interview with him..

Leigh Weiland-Boys… My Mum worked at the Observer at the time and got hold of a couple of photos from that night for me – I am not sure whether I still have them (moved a few times since 1974!!) but will have a look.

Jennie Tocock… He was a bit of a jerk if I remember rightly, Chris! We got so many great interviews with tons of the bands in those days … but dear old David was a bit too special to give us 5 minutes!

Alan Esdaile… Oh what a circus that must have been Jennie.

Lesley Bowles… My friend’s Mum worked in the White Rock box office and got me front row tickets, seat A20, I’ll always remember it – and so had the WR advertising poster on my wall for YEARS!!! Happy days!

Martin Curcher… I remember going to White Rock with my Mum, Aunt and Brother to see him perform, I was only 9, and it was loud. His hit song at that time was: Gonna make you a star.

Lesley Bowles… I was front row, 15 years old and cried through the whole thing – how I loved him

 

Rory Gallagher Irish Tour on film and Status Quo at Wembley – Curzon Cinema – 23rd Nov 1975

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Barry French… Saw Rory Gallagher in concert at the Brighton Dome in the early 1970’s.
Totally amazing gig from one of the worlds  finest  blues  guitarist.

Pete Fisher… my mate John Davis took this photo at Brighton Dome – could be the same concert…

who remembers Shaun Hart – Hastings 1979

Nastassja Kaschevsky… Wow! that’s a blast from the past!

Alan Esdaile…  I was looking for the single track ‘Hastings’ but can’t find.

Nastassja Kaschevsky…  think I had it on vinyl somewhere! He went on to act in Brookside for a while x

Pete Brazier… You know I do! I was his sound engineer and roadie! 😂 Haven’t heard from him since he was on Brookside! Can anyone pass my best wishes to him? I got the record, and the one he did with Eddy Grant under the name of “The Javlinares”

Roy Penfold… I wondered if old Leon (rip) featured in the story and there he was. Having ‘assisted’ Leon with some tracks he recorded during the late ’90s he was certainly more ‘out there’ than his public persona portrayed!

Pete Brazier… The B side was good to “the boring thoughts of a frustrated Song writer!”

Julie Morris… Tony Blackburn played it – on his Radio 1 show – where do the years go?!

Mick Burt… Yep I knew him quite well !Long time ago

 

Bumpers – Island Sampler compilation LP 1970

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Side 1
1. Every Mother’s Son by Traffic
2. Love by Bronco 
3. I Am The Walrus by Spooky Tooth
4. Jesus, Buddha, Moses, Gauranga by Quintessence 

Side Two:
5. Thunderbuck Ram by Mott The Hoople
6. Nothing To Say by Jethro Tull
7. Going Back West by Jimmy Cliff
8. Send Your Son To Die by Blodwyn Pig
9. Little Woman by Dave Mason

Side Three:
10. Go Out And Get It by John and Beverley Martyn
11. Cadence and Cascade by King Crimson
12. I’m Reaching Out On All Sides by If
13. Oh I Wept by Free
14. Hazey Jane by Nick Drake

Side Four:
15. Walk Awhile by Fairport Convention
16. Maybe You’re Right by Cat Stevens
17. Island by Renaissance
18. The Sea by Fotheringay
19. Take Me To Your Leader by Clouds

Chris Giles… I loved this LP ..one of the best, I thought of the Island samplers and have still got it

Dave Nattress… I remember this one well, a couple of friends had it. Stand out track for me – first time I heard it was “Oh I Wept” by Free (off Fire and Water). Already had Tons of Sobs and Free but got F & W on vinyl then and on musicassette for the Ford Anglia I had back then! Still got both as well as the first edition, remaster and special edition – and pretty much everything Free did. Free what a fabulous unit. Paul Kossoff (RIP) such unique guitar work. Actually the first time I heard many of these artists!

Martin Stoggell… The artwork you got on those big covers.

Pete Fisher… I had You Can All Join In and Nice Enough To Eat, but I don’t think I had this Island compilation – looks great…http://www.45worlds.com/vinyl/album/idp1

Chris Jolly… I still have this double album Pete… It’s great!

Alan Newman… I was 13 in 1970 when my big bro lent me this to say this what real music sounds like

Nick Shute… Thunderbuck Ram!!!…got this then went straight back to the shop and got Mad Shadows!!…these samplers were brilliant for introducing people to new releases cheaply…worked for all! Two other standout samplers that spring to mind…”el pea” and “fill your head with rock”

Jon McCallion… Still have it good album

Sam Rosewell… Think I might have Dad’s copy somewhere…

Chris Meachen… Still got this, nice enough to eat, and one called island people..

Richard Stack… Still have this album. Still sounds good.

Paul Huggett… I used to buy compilation albums then to get a bit of variety for not much money , Rock Machine etc and those Island ones Pete mentions, but missed that one! Some of them have been recreated as playlists on Spotify by the way, which as mine are long gone was good to discover.