Apps clothing store Silverhill

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Chris Perrior… Apps stores opened 1878 and closed 111 years later in 1989, top of Clarence road, the Clarence public house is adjacent, The house that we originally bought in Paynton road once belonged to one of the Apps brothers, he was said to have grown his own tobacco and would hang the stems to dry around the house, local gossip tells me that one could smell him long before you saw him, another tale recounts that the family had the rights to sell pigeon food in Trafalgar sq, after many years the practice became a health hazard and that little business wound up also, They certainly were an enterprising family

Roger Simmonds… Wow I remember it well happy times !

Jacqueline Marsh… My headmaster at Christ Church School was a Mr Apps, wonder if he was from that family. He was a big strapping man and always had his spaniel with him.

Lynda Whatley…. Jacqueline, remember him well

Colin Bell… Was this the same family who had a shoe shop in Bohemia Road when i was a kid in the 50’s & 60’s? I remember getting shoes there for school etc.

Alan Esdaile… Colin, I’m sure there were a couple of shoe shops in Bohemia Road but can’t remember if one was called ‘Apps’

Fiona Evans… The good ol’ days.

Nigel Ford… there was a bicycle repair shop in Ore, Ken Apps,- any connection?

 

Milletts Hastings Top Ten – 1978

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Thanks to Pete Fairless for finding this commercial…

Jim Breeds… Bonjour matelot!

Wendy Weaver… I don’t remember the advert😗 I remember Millets – not in Hastings though. Graham said the Hastings Millets was where Argos is now?

Peter Fairless… Yep, it’s on the right…

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Sue James… Used to always buy my Levi’s from there

Roy Penfold… Did they move over to the end of Queens Arcade at some point?

Peter Fairless… Probably, when their shop was demolished?

Alan Esdaile… I used to like Huckells.

Pete Fairless… Flash git!

Dave Nattress… Yes Alan, in the (my) smart stage as the hair got slightly neater and slightly shorter, Huckells and Fab Boutique were the places to go to to buy the horrendous flares, smart shirts with weird designs and platform shoes.  The disco’s of the day beckoned.  Milletts was also a good place to go to.  In Bexhill there was only Peter Jackson’s clothes shop on the corner of Sackville Road and Wickham Avenue.  Good for Levi 501’s and Dickies jeans in very dark Blue only and stiff as boards and it took lots of effort and washes to get them to begin to fade. The other must have were dark Brown suede type ankle boots called “fell boots” I think – distinct from the lighter “desert boots”.  Then for the military great coats, ex. US Forces combat jackets, (Korean war vintage I think), and general army surplus it was of course the trading post.

Tim Moose Bruce… Remember Baldocks in George Street?

Tony Court-holmes… allways got my jeans at Baldocks

John Beeching… Baldock’s for jeans, Malcolm’s boutique for most everything else.

Super Tramp – records and fashion Robertson Street Hastings 1974

Who remembers Super Tramp?

Sandy Max… My friend Peter couldn’t stand the song Dreamer so he wrote his own lyrics…they’re too rude to post here!

Mick Knights… I picked up quite a few unusual LPs from there.

Nigel Goodman… Omg yes had forgotten that one

Chris Meachen… Spent many a lunch break in there.. It was owned by Rob, who went on to start a double glazing business, then I think opened a care home?

What memories do you have of Carnaby Street?

Alan Esdaile… Remember buying a hippie bell in Carnaby Street

Dennis Torrance… Hipsters with the thick belt plus some flowered shirts was me

Pete Fisher…  I’d just turned 12, and my Mum took me and my younger sister up to London for a day out, and I insisted on going to Carnaby Street, which was already pretty tacky and full of souvenirs, but I loved it…I think I might have bought a bell too… Receipt & tube ticket…

Mick Knights… All I remember is most of the shop owners coming to me for ideas!!

Leigh Wieland-Boys…  I was a 14 year old school hockey player from Lincoln on a day trip to White City to watch the England ladies hockey team v Germany. The teachers made a detour so us girls could walk down Carnaby Street – I remember that more than the match! Seem to recall we went in Biba! It was awesome!

Mark Randall…  If I had a pound for every time the footage of the uniformed, top hatted chap rummaging thru’ the clothes racks whenever a doc or reference to the swing in’ 60s is made, I’d be a billionaire!