Last Days Of Yesterday’s World Battle 2015 – photos by Andrew Clifton

all photos Andrew Clifton

just a few of the many photos Andrew Clifton took.

Alan Esdaile… Crazy when this closed down. I wonder what happened to all the exhibits. Thanks for the memory Andrew.

Andrew Clifton… Thank you very much for your comments Alan. I believe all the items were auctioned off not sure what happened after that. I remember having a lot of toys that were on show.

Yvonne Cleland… I think everything got sold. It wasn’t a proper accredited museum.

Mike Waghorne… the guy from salvage hunters brought alot of stuff it was on one of his series of programs !

Peter Brazier… I never did get to see in there! Thanks for posting!

Andrew Clifton… I had never been inside myself until the last days. There was a big area in the back. That I never got to see. Peter. Thank you for taking a interest in the pictures.

Graham Bradley… Started by Mrs Buckley and a great asset to Battle just brilliant.

Pauline Richards… We often went there they had great garden too.

Sheila Maile… Went there 3times, really took you back to those times. I grew up in 60s. was a happy time. Love to relive those days. Not a nice world these days

Angela Frances Gardner… I worked here briefly about 15 years ago. I was surplus to requirements. The owner decided that the manager had employed too many people.

Pete Prescott… Loved it there.

Hilary Zebedee… My parents had a grocers shop in Manor Road, Hastings for 40 years. We donated items to the museum when we sold my parents house (the shop being on the ground floor). I wonder too what happened to all the exhibits??

Jeremy Peter Harrison… I think the items went to auction. Rather unfair when so much was donated.

Hilary Zebedee… Jeremy, would have been nice to have had opportunity to get donations back.

Tracy Birrell… I loved this place and so did my children. Such a shame it’s gone. I always wanted to live there.


Looking for information on Malcolm Wrenn (might be Wren)

John Gale… This is going to be a very long shot, but im looking for any photos or a connection to a little “” combo ” my late dad played in back in the 70s, Dad played drums and he hooked up with a keyboard player from Battle, called Malcolm Wrenn (might be Wren),,, I think at one stage they had a guitarist / vocalist called Dave , but he emigrated. They went under the name of SOUNDS UF BLUE and had a number of residences, notably a weekend one, at the Railway Club, just above Warrior Sq Station on the hill going up from The Royal Pub opposite on the hill… It was always busy and there must have been others on here who ventured in there or even played there 🤞🤞. With all all the photos my dad had, we cannot find one of Malcolm. There’s a few of the club itself, I’m remember Malcolm being a nice guy and played a wicked Hammond style organ. They played covers of hits at that time Any info would be appreciated cheers (Dad would have looked like this below)

Shaun Pont… The name rings a bell with me. I think he went to Claverham when the school opened in 1955 with my uncle. If he is who I think he is then he lived on Battle Hill in the 1980’s.

John Gale… he lived opposite the petrol station down St Mary’s Terrace on the right,,, waa married but I can remember his wife’s name

Rob Welford… Malcolm was my uncle, unfortunately he passed away just before Christmas having spent the last couple of years in a home suffering from parkinsons aged 79. His wife Catherine (Kay) still lives in Battle.

John Gale… omg. That’s so sad , Please pass my condolences onto Rob and his family, I will let mum know., she will be very sad. Thank you for passing onto me Alan.

Keita Wrenn…. Hi, only just seen this. I am the daughter of Malcolm, if you would like to contact me please do.

John Gale… Keita, I will email you, dad was your dad’s drummer.

The Sinners – early 60’s and poster 25th Nov 1961



photo supplied by Len Smith – Eastbourne Bands From 1960 on and poster supplied by Colin Fox.

The Sinners – Laurie Brookman, Terry Richardson, Eddie Sargent and Mike Sullivan.

Alan Esdaile… Was Langton House the same place that became Battle Memorial Hall?

Yvonne Cleland… Must be. I remember it as Langton Hall back then, having said that.

Jacqueline Marsh… Brilliant days

Ken Copsey… Great picture.

Mosaic and Stallion – Langton Hall Battle 27th September 1975

Phil Gill… Unusually for me, I don’t remember playing this gig, but the date says I obviously did.

Phil Thorton… likewise !

Terry Pack… I think I might have gone to this. On my Puch maxi!

Chris Barrett… I’m not paying 65 pence to see you Phil Gill. You’d better put my name on the door