Y Front Run Alexandra Park Hastings and Y Front Run gig – The Clarence Silverhill St Leonards – Sunday 23rd September 2018 in aid of St Michaels Hospice, Cancer Research and Prostate Cancer

Sarah Harvey… Approx times….
12.00 hairy jack acoustic r’n’r. (Inside)
1.30: the happy Maureen. (Outside)
2.15: hairy jack acoustic r’n’r. (Inside)
2.45: cushty unplugged (outside)
4.15: stormy t + the bluesman lane (outside)
5.45 Liane Carroll (outside)
7.00: the kavemen (inside)

Fireworks – Alexandra Park Hastings July 1969

Who remembers going to the firework display in Alexandra Park?

Janie Lowe… Yes i remember i lived in st thomas road west hill and used to walk down to the park. to Queens Road. My Mum and Dad had a printing business in Whitefriers Road

Dennis Torrance… I sure do remember old stage green and cream covered and fireworks on far side

Paul Slidel… I remember it well!

Jim Breeds…  I remember standing at the gate in Lower Park Road selling entrance tickets in the early 70s. I worked for HBC and if memory serves me right, I earned 50p in overtime each night that I worked. For context, I think beer was about 10p/pint (again, if memory serves me), so well worth doing.

Terry Corder… Me!

Josie Lawson… I do…

Mick O’Dowd… Went several time and once got told off by my Mum for being home late. She told me that next time I must be home by 10pm. I went and the fireworks didn’t start until 9.30 so I caught bus home and missed them. When I got home Mum asked how they were I said because I didn’t want to incur her wrath again I had come home at agreed time and missed them. Never again was I given a “firework curfew”!

Sarah Harvey… Towards the end of this video on my youtube channel shows some of the Wednesday Night parties in Alexandra Park. It shows dancing on the lawn and the fireworks at dusk…

Nigel Sherwood… Gay Gordon’s and March of the mods I thought we’re favourites on the night

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.

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.

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

Hastings Beer & Music Festival 2015 – 3rd & 4th July

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hastings beer and music festival 2015

So this is how the 2015 Hastings Beer and Music Festival Line-up is looking….       Friday Night – Doors Open at 18:00 – Snakebyte, Loose Moose, Dead Rabbits and The Cavaliers.                                                                                                                              Saturday Night – Doors Open at 18:00 – The Freedom Riders, The Do Theys and Sam Calver.

Alan Esdaile… Trying to remember who played for the Wednesday night firework evenings in the park in the summer in the 70’s? Was it Ted Crouch, Gordon Ryder? Here’s Sarah Harvey video. happy hastings east sussex 1970’s  Anyone got any posters or photos of Status Quo playing the park in 2006? Still use my beer mug from 1987 everyday, mind you it only gets filled with water nowadays!

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