More Expandis rarities 1983 supplied by Roger Carey.

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photo, poster and play list all supplied by Roger Carey

More Expandis rarities. supplied by Roger Carey who played bass for the band in 1983.

Photo from Vines Cross Festival near Heathfield (Top of the bill was The Enid) L-R David Miller guitar/vocals, Roger Carey bass, John Wilde vocals percussion, Phil Thornton keyboards/vocals. Poster – Rumours Club Hastings 22nd July 1983 & Alexandra Park 23rd July 1983. Set lists. Probably from a gig in London and a gig in Bath. Notice the van hire charges totally £40.00.

John Wilde… Wahooo. Nice save Roger!

David Miller… Great pic of a great day and other fine stuff – nice one, Roger….

Yvonne Cleland… What a picture, what a photograph! Good find, Rog! x

Folk Evening – Hastings Carnival – Alexandra Park 19th July 1975

Peter Thomson… Yes, I was there. I recall Graham Barrett and Dave Kent were there also, amongst many others. Great evening.

Pete Prescott… wish I had seen this man live. wonderful artist ! Check out “the Bantom Cock ” brilliant !

Peter Thomson… I know comedic standards have shifted with time but he has to be responsible for some of the least PC lyrics. “I love a good bum on a woman, it makes me smile”. How sad that I’m not allowed to find this funny any more.

Hastings Beer Festival 1985 – Alexandra Park

Mark Rodrigues…. Lol Wurzela!

Julian Deeprose… Halcyon days…..

Andy Knight… Interesting that it went on until Midnight, these days the music has to stop at 11pm.

Sheila Maile… Last one I went to was the Quo

Sandra Cunningham… Sheila, I went to that one, great night, loved the Quo x

Claire Louise Maplesden… was 3 months old & this is my mums birthday week but placing my bets she never made it with newborn sleepless nights

Jon McCallion… Claire, Remember the early beer festivals well, with the Wurzels, The Strolling Bones and also Status Quo. Good times

Matthew Thomas… I remember this one very well

Anne Murray… I’ve still got the glass beer tankard

Julian Deeprose… Anne, I’ve still got the hangover!!!

Jak O’Dowd… I was there

Pete Brazier… Me and Lorna went in the tent and had a chat with the Wurzels! A Great Evening (and great Real Ale)

Alan Esdaile… Pete, were you drinking cider?

Pete Brazier… not that Night! I like a little drink at the end if the day, to lift up me voice and sing!Spend an hour or two with a fine brown brew, Then I’m ready for anything! In case you don’t remember that’s from their song “Morning Glory” 💖 my favourite of there’s (that and “Rock Around The A38!)

Tracy Birrell… Those were the days.

Michael Wilson… A good line up. I’ve still got a few beer mugs from the festival.

Colin Winn… Brian, you must’ve seen The Wurzels . . .

Status Quo – Hastings Beer & Music Festival – Alexandra Park Hastings 1st July 2006

supplied by Barry French

Who remembers going to this?

Nigel Goodman… Sat at home with windows open listening

Sandra Cunningham… Yes brilliant night xx

Dawn Leaney… Remember it well!

Virginia Davis… Yes. Went to all three nights that year.

Tony Davis…  I went with my wife Claire and think i spent most of the evening bouncing up and down with my hands on her shoulders. Very short set from what I remember but did enjoy it

Graham Belchamber… Yes excellent night

Mick May… Yes good night

Wendy Weaver… Very short set but brilliant. Danced a lot had a really good night.

Keith Veness… We were there Great night

Mike Mitchell….  Seem to recall the crowd were still calling for an encore as their bus, watched their bus leaving…

Steve Thorpe… Was there, they played some tracks from Rockin all over the world I seem to remember

Here’s a short clip from Andrew Clifton

Clifford Rose… Yes – I took my son and he become a Quo fan.

Conan Howard… I could hear them in St Leonards that night , I sat in my back garden and enjoyed it.

Matthew Ellis – Am I ? album photo by Dave Trodd in Alexandra Park and Fairlight Hastings 1971

Supplied by Dave Trodd

Dave Trodd… The cover photo I took in Alexandra Park and the inside cover photo was taken in Fairlight.

Alan Esdaile… I see Berfort Holt Designs were involved. Interesting musicians on the album. I think this is on another album of his but a great track Avalon…

 

Hastings Carnival original poster 1973 featuring Gary Glitter supplied by Phil Gill

supplied by Phil Gill

Phil Gill… OK folks, this is an ORIGINAL 1973 poster, not a reproduction, advertising Hastings Carnival and Gary Glitter show in Alexandra Park. It’s in top condition, no fading at all and was acquired by my then wife to be, in 1973, when she attended the show. Fairly sure there will be some collectors on here – anyone know what it might be worth, taking into account that the star turn may now be somewhat tainted?

Sheila Maile… I was there in the park.missed last bus home & started to walk .got to Battle & got picked up by police.had 10 yr old brother with me.they thought we had run away from home so they gave us a lift back to Netherfield

Phil Gill… Here’s a question…does the Gary Glitter aspect make it more, or less attractive to a collector?

Alan Esdaile… I would think a lot less. What might be worth trying is to contact Omega Auctions as they seem to get the best prices at auction for music memorabilia. https://www.omegaauctions.co.uk

Steve Blackman… Went to that show!

Tony Court-holmes… missed it living in the States at the time

Martin Curcher… My first gig at the age of 8. Family ticket was a Pound and 1.50 at the gate

Mick Turner… Great Show,even though it rained in the evening. I liked his music and he played on even though there was a danger of being electrocuted, had to admire him for that

Peter Howard… Spare a thought for my mate who got a Rolf Harris tattoo in the 90s, on his leg thankfully, and he never goes to swimming pools

John Gale… Peter, “Can you tell what it is yet? ”

Mick O’Dowd… I was billed in the programme as Stage Manager (Hastings). Spent the previous night in a caravan with Chris Gentry backstage as security. We didn’t need it as there was the mother of all storms . Played footie with the Glitter Band when they arrived in the afternoon. Nice bunch of guys.

Tony Pettifer… I was in one of the support bands talking to the Glitter band after wheres Garry off chasing 14 year olds ha ha ha but now

Leigh Wieland-Boys… I was there!

Janet Cruttenden… I was there selling Fanta and Coca-Cola from a wooden hut seem to remember it rained hard

John Mcewen…Was there that night. Pi**ed down.

JS Bythesea… According to my sister, Jan Cash, she went to the concert, and grabbed a sequin from GG’s costume. Sadly, Jan died in 2019, but her legacy of colourful stories lives on.

Nick Webb… I was there

Willie Wicking… Was there he was my hero loved the Glitter band left halfway through but could hear every word out my bedroom window in Three Oaks

Mike Waghorne… Light & Bitter !

Mick O’Dowd… Here it is!

programme supplied by Mick O’Dowd

Tony Pettifer… I still have this program

Colin Bell… Another piece of memorabilia i didn’t bother to keep a copy of for myself…..duh…

Nigel Ford… Blimey!….I thought Mammoths were extinct by then…. any pictures?

Anyone remember the aviary in Alexandra Park Hastings?

Alan Esdaile… Anyone remember the aviary in Alexandra Park Hastings?  Any photos?

Sean Fox… Yes was still there in seventies

Paul Merison… Yes. Definitely there late sixties and early seventies.

Dennis Torrance… Remember it well, was quite a large area of birds large and big, liked it

Lesley Bowles… I remember it fondly and always think of it when I walk past that area

Daryl Perkins… Def there in the 70’s

Diane Leigh… Sure it was still there later then 60s

Jenny Power… Yes there in the 70’s

Kathy Wood… Yes, we moved here in 1973 and I remember going down there. Pets corner was great too

Peter Brazier… I think it closed in the mid to late 70’s as I remember taking photos with my first camera! I got it at the Grove school fete and jumble sale!

John Busbridge… It used to be over the stream near just past the block of toilets opposite the bandstand.

Barry French… I worked as a gardener in Alexandra Park during the early 1970s & remember the Budgerigar aviary well. Also during this time one of the lakes near the bowling green was home to a pair of Australian Black Swans.

Patrick Turner… Yes remember it well and l worked as a kid on the boating lake in my summer holidays good time come in number 9 your time is up.

Steve Cooke… Remember the aviary well from living in Lower Park Road as a nipper. Still think of it now when I walk through.

 

Hastings Carnival Beer Festival – Hot Pursuit Alexandra Park 14th July 1983

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poster and photo of Hot Pursuit supplied by John Williams

Featuring Sunstroke, Hot Pursuit, Jazz Caverners, Sturdy Beggars, Dr Miller Needs A Brain, Louis & The Bitterhalf, Telham Tinkers and Brian Boru.

John Williams… My old band in the Park – Hot Pursuit comedy show band. Featuring Derick Macey, Terry Tollan, John Williams, Patrick Green and Daniel Bruce Tollan. That’s me with the tambourine god takes me back, red suits.