Saturdays Night Club George Street, Hastings – door staff

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Denny Flangan, Andy Sargent, Jim Green.

Stuart Moir… Denny was a good doorman

Pauline Richards… I remember Denny and is that Andy Sargent who used to work for the council?

Linda O’leary… I use to work in the cloakroom Thursdays Fridays and Saturdays Denny was head doorman, Jim Green must be in his 80s now

Jacquie Hinves… Great days . Xx

Kevin Burchett… Saw Jim Green the other week he’s ok

Judy Atkinson… I remember Jim when he worked at Scalliwags

Mick O’Dowd… Middle one looks like Noel Edmonds!

Pier bouncers – Peter Reeves, Mick Baldwin, and Tom O’Rourke 1960’s

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Pier Community Archives… When the Pier became a venue for rock concerts in the 1960s, bouncers were employed to keep order. The bouncers here are Peter Reeves, Mick Baldwin, and Tom O’Rourke. From the early 1960s the Pier ballroom enjoyed a resurgence as a musical venue for young people, where famous bands such as the Rolling Stones, The Who, Tom Jones and Jimi Hendrix performed. The ballroom may have lacked atmosphere but it did have a capacity of 1,500, and it is widely alleged that 2,000 or more people attended some of the events. The fact that the ballroom was at the far end of the pier meant that noisy, boisterous teenagers would not bother anyone.

Glenn Piper… I was always told the ballroom capacity was 1600 standing, not 1500?

Alan Esdaile… Yes I think your right Glenn but I think when Andre looked into the early pier paperwork from the fire brigade the figure 1600 was the limit for more of the pier and not just the ballroom???

Sandra Bryant… I was told at one of his talks that the capacity for the whole pier was used to cram them in the ballroom . No health and safety in those days . I worked in Scalliwags in the 70’s/80’s and we were always over capacity ( I can back this up) and we’re never checked

Graham Sherrington… Bloody Hell Mick Baldwin great mates with me Dad!!! Joe.

Paul Phillips… Proper doormen not just badge holders

Jane Hartley… Lovely Uncle Tom.

Southern Securities Alan Markwick & Jonah

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Andre Palfrey-martin collection

Leigh Wieland-Boys…..he was so good to me, Used to have a lot of ‘bother’ when working at Saturdays as a cocktail waitress! He was my Knight in Shining Armour on more than one occasion

Andre Martin…..That is Alan to a Tee – Perfect Gentleman – but if you upset him, and it took a lot – heaven help you I R I P old friend.

Alan Esdaile….He used to have some great stories to tell.

Charlie Ball…..I rember him, he was bouncing over bexhill, another regular, saw him throw a bloke through a window, any one remember the place, left off king offa way at the lights, ?


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Edward Adams… worked with his dad at Stennings

Kevin Burchett…..I didnt know Jonah played the drums

Pauline Richards… Yes remember Alan Markwick. He also was a bouncer on the pier

Pete Millington… Yes I remember him!

Gerry Fortsch… I remember him and his family well.

Mick O’Dowd… A perfect gentleman was Alan. Quiet, efficient and fair. Took no messing but always sorted problems before they could get out of hand. He had a great team behind him. I remember Tiny , who must have been pushing 7ft ! Also Jonah who is featured on this post and a guy who I can’t remember his name but he worked at the Crematorium and used to tell some scary stories.

Alan Esdaile… Yes agree on what you say about Alan. I remember the guy that worked at the crematorium but can’t remember his name. Also not forgetting Peter Pursglove. They were all a great team.

David Boss… Alan also worked for Mills scaffolding

Gerry Fortsch… Alan’s brother Les also worked on the pier, it would be nice to see a picture of him also.