photos supplied by Andy Knight, cuttings supplied by Andre Palfrey-Martin Collection
John Kingdon (Voc), Dave Shaw (Voc), Jime Beadle (Bass), Colin Pierce (Gtr), Joe Milligan (Tenor Sax), Ron Milligan (Baritone Sax), Clive Pearson (Trumpet), Andy Knight (Drums).
some great pictures of Freeway. Taken around 1970 on Hastings Pier.
Yvonne Cleland…..Bonitas! That was the name I forgot.
Philip Meston….. I remember Bonita’s, but not the Freeway Show Band
Andy Qunta….Great band! Freeway were great, and very ambitious with the brass section!
Ralph Towns… I remember the zoo that was in there .I think a copy of the Bayeux tapestry was in there for a while and I remember seeing a Dalek in there but what the hell that was doing there,I don,t know.
Len Smith… Freeway with Dave Shaw singing. Bonitas gig was 1971.
Ian Plater… Is that the same john kingdom, that had J K’s burger world in Eastbourne.
Tony May… Aside from the musical history side of things this picture is a rare shot of the old Hastings Pier and an attraction I was too small at the time to remember? If anyone knows more about it I would be interested to hear more. Any chance the photo owner would allow me to use it for an article in ‘Hastings Town’ perhaps?
Mick O’Dowd… This was the old Triodome that graced the Pier for a while. It was used for various events including the Zooquarium and a skating rink (can’t recall if it was ice or roller). I believe it was moved to Warrior Square Gardens after The Pier.
Jim Breeds… The Triodome was originally built to house the Hastings Tapestry to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings in 1966. It features on several postcards that I have too.
Natasha Kaschevsky… Later used for Amusements around ’76 – ’78, I used to work in there in the summer holidays
Alan Esdaile… I’m sure at one stage it was suggested that The Triodome be rehoused on the Ladies Parlour West Hill with The Tapestry.
Andy Knight… Tony, you are welcome to use it.
Tony May… Thanks for the info Jim and for the use of the photo Andy. If any of the band have any memories of playing the Pier or can give me more info please e mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Flanko Fin Barr… The Good times