Eddie Hazell – 1953 to 2013 by Chris Sambrook


EDDIE HAZELL  14th December 1953 – 17th September 2013  by Chris Sambrook.

My good friend Eddie Hazell passed away on 17th September 2013. He was for many years part of the Free Beach Concert for RNLI. He was adopted as the Captain of Tents and Gazebos, mainly because he was the only one who could erect these strange things in a matter of minutes, where as there would be a lot of head scratching and reading the instructions over and over. He also was a keen photographer and became the official photographer for the Beach Concert. He came down to the beach concert this year to help erect the tents. Although clearly suffering the ravages of radio therapy he insisted on erecting the tent for the PA. He was persuaded not to, but this was typical of the man because he cared. Eddie’s family and executors have kindly given me access to the pictures he took over the years.   www.ninebattles.com have been given access to the photo’s for publication on behalf of the Eddie Hazell Estate. I also would like to pay tribute to the volunteers and musicians who are no longer with us who have helped to make this event unique for 25 years.


Maria Bessant… Lovely to see we still have all his photos and CD,s of concerts and also fire work night’s and drag racing

Maria Bessant… My best brother ever at rest with my loving husband Stephen Bessant. Miss you so much.x

Sid Saunders… I worked with Eddie at Subberfields garage when he was a young lad and went to his funeral with other ex staff members.

Eddie Hazell – Beach Concert Photos


With the beach concert due at the end of July (30th & 31st July 2016 on The Stade) time to revisit previous years with many great memories in the photos from the late Eddie Hazell.  The photos (many we have not seen before) will start appearing on the SMART site soon. As before not sure on some of the names, please feel free to fill in the gaps or advise on any errors.