Hayloft Fairlight Cove Hotel – Orange Blossom Sound 1st Dec 1973 and Dave Holt Swingtet from 18th October 74

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supplied by Sarah Harvey

Sarah Harvey…..Does anyone remember The Hayloft folk and Jazz Clubs in Fairlight? Oct 74 and Dec 73.

Gary Kinch… Dave sadly passed away last year. A good bloke, friend and Squash opponent. I first became aware of the Hayloft back in the 70’s because of the Jazz sessions organised by Dave. We thought it a nice place so we decided to have our wedding reception there. Dave also arranged the Jazz evenings upstairs at Mr Cherrys later in the 70’s. Saw Pete Allens Jazz Band there. A memorable gig. Dave also recommended the best place for a holiday on the Med, we have since been back 9 times. A man with extremely discerning tastes.

Friday Nite Swing Sessions – The Black Horse 1976.

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Jim Breeds… ‘Snatch’ Snashall. Hmm…. I was recently trying to remember the stage name of a jazz violinist that I used to work with at Ashdown House at about that time. He played in a jazz band at the Hayloft & occasionally the Black Horse. Real name was Jim but I can’t remember his last name. Maybe this Snatch is the guy … Jim had played Jazz with Spike Milligan in Bexhill in WW2.

Peter Thomson… It was Jim Small, Jim. Used to launch into impromptu bursts of solo violin during lunch breaks. They were one and the same, as betrayed by a photo in one of Milligan’s books (can’t remember which).