Bexhill Hop 1980’s photos Part 2 of 5

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Karen Sweatman… I went one year and Gerry and the Pacemakers were headlining. Centre Page were support if my memory serves me correctly.

Kathy Harding… Thanks Pete, great memories for Les

Chris Baker… Remember Suspect playing around Hastings. Round Table youth club at the far end of Priory Road, near Mount Pleasant Hospital (I think!) “Town Council” a band I was in, were regulars there and used to practice downstairs. Mr. Day was in charge there for a while. Great bloke and very encouraging

Peter Houghton… Is that Ray Fenwick on Guitar?

Graham Burfield… Peter, yes it’s Ray

Pete Prescott… Great memories !

Chris Howard… Loved those days

Stuart Moir… This was a time when the money was second to the enjoyment of performing with fantastic musicians/singers and dancers .

Bexhill Hop 1980’s photos Part 3.



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Lisa Jane… My parents were probably there! I went to a couple. One with The Searchers and one with Swinging Blue Jeans. They were good fun

Stuart Moir… Lisa, we were the support band at all the De La Warr Hops, it was probably one of the best annual entertainment that the venue supported. Such a talented group of musicians, singers, and dancers all sourced locally.Thanks for putting these pics’ up they bring back such great memories

Janine Hemsley… Great photos xx

Dave Nattress… Fabulous stuff for dreary old Bexhill went to everything I could back then. Knew all these bands and some of the girls – or who they were at least – some from s chill Bexhill. Great days – why so long ago.


Bexhill Hop 1980’s photos Part 1.


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Andy Qunta… Great photos of the lovely lads!

Andy Caine… Great times!

Jacquie Hinves… Is that at the Crypt?

Terry Pack… Jacquie, The Continental in Bexhill

Jacquie Hinves… Terry as beautiful as ever.!

Kevin White… Hairy times weren’t they!!

Linzi Foot… What was the band called I live in Spain and think maybe 1 if the members live out here

Pete Prescott… Linzi, Harry R and the Jump Jets !

Alan Esdaile… Linzi, are you thinking of Colin Fox in Spain?

Linzi Foot… no I accidentally bumped into a lady who was from Hastings and her husband played in a band years ago it may of been Centre Page ? His name is Les Harding I think

Jacquie Hinves… Linzi, sadly Dave passed away some years ago and we also lost the great Ray Fenwick last year.

Terry Pack… Dave Beano Easton was indeed the singer in a band called Suspect. The rest of us were just, well, suspect, I suspect.

Alan Esdaile… Terry, Great singer.

Roger Carey… Great pictures!

Kieran O’Shaughnessy… I think they are the Suspects ?

David Boss… Kieran, agree

Pete Shaw… Kieran and David, Hi, I’m Pete, the drummer with this band named Harry R and the Jump Jets… BUT… Your are correct that the late Dave “Beano” Easton, Stuart Moir and I (at 15-17yrs old) was The Suspects drummer… This band, Harry R (forged from the Harrier Jet name plus our dancers The Jump Jets) was formed, with others, as the Party band formed from “Jim Jim and The Jims” comprised of Ray Fenwick, Pete Prescott, Andy and Tony Qunta, Dermot Murphy (again with varying others) during its lifetime!!! Why The Jim’s?? Taken from my, and others, middle names…. Phew!!!

Alan Esdaile… As Pete says, it’s Harry R and the Jump Jets ! but featured some of Suspect.

Terry Pack… Lovely shot of Ray and Andy.

Willie Wicking… A very young Pete Prescott

Robert Searle… Great photos

Joe Knight… Fantastic photos mate

Ken Wilson… Great entertainers