White Rock Theatre – summer 1985

Martin Richter… honey g ?

Alan Esdaile… All BIG names that you would see on Sunday night television at the time.

Jim Breeds…  Wayne King! Nudge Nudge, Wink Wink!

Jeff Belton… Oh no ! My mate Des O’Connor lol

Matt Thomas… I served 5 of them in the bar

Kev Towner… I’d have loved to have seen Hinge and Bracket!! I did see Chas & Dave in more recent times, mind you.

Matt Thomas… Hinge & Bracket put on a fantastic show Kev and no one recognised them when they came in the bar afterward lol

Jim Breeds… I saw Chas & Dave at Knebworth. They were one of the support acts for Led Zep. Needless to say they didn’t go down too well with a rock audience.

Paul Sleet… That was in the days when they made money by putting on decent shows. Nowadays they put on tribute acts and tribal dancers and wonder why they lose money.

Nick Prince… I saw five of those at the White Rock. Three of them on the left hand side. How amazing Max Boyce was….Wont pay good money to see a trubute band, with perhaps the exception of the official Bootleg Beatles.

Keith Cowper… I worked with Hinge and Brackett on a tour of Lettuce and Lovage they didn’t get on

 

New Romantics at The Crypt late 80’s

supplied by Tony May

Tony May… Here’s an old pic taken in the ‘New Romantic’ days at The Crypt… Alex Bailey is the one in the black vest and Joe Strange is the guy wearing the make up and with the denim jacket but I don’t know who the other person is?  87-89 ish..

Martin Richter…Nicky Blewitt ? A Rain Station poster – there`s a story

Karen Sweatman Was Blackman… That’s what I thought

Clive Williams… I’m guessing 88 could be 89

Martin Richter… possibly a bit earlier ? I`ve got the press cuttings somewhere !

 

A Wishbone Christmas cassette 1988 with Keith Emerson

Supplied by Pete Prescott

Tony May… And yet ANOTHER local compilation I knew nothing about!

Kev Towner… News to me – a Wishbone Bash?

Pete Prescott… It was the brainchild of Neil Cartwright. Had fun doing my bits. I still have this and the first one (Hollycopter Christmas)

Neil Cartwright… A true Prescott special: https://soundcloud.com/neil5856/christmas-morning

Alan Esdaile… A GREAT track.

Kev Towner… Definitely gotta get this in my collection of Hastings music.

Neil Cartwright… Kev, I’ll post a few tracks on Soundcloud, then you can download as many as you like. It was a student-based project (Special Needs Dept) where students either performed, wrote, or did a workshop with a local performer. Pete came into college and he worked on a couple of tracks with the students – this being one of them. He then recorded this live with Jez Gillett (4-track Tascam).

 

Radio Cracker – Sounds Like Hastings – cassette 1989?

supplied by Pete Prescott

Featuring Liane Carroll, Roger Carey, Mick Mepham, Buick 6, Jez Gillett Band, Ian Barnett, Splash.

Andrew Bantock… Ah, the memories. I was Station Manager of Radio Cracker that year. Memories of watching from backstage and Simon Halsey doing the radio mix. I don’t actually have a copy of that.

Who remembers The Golden Hind Pub Havelock Road Hastings?

Tony Davis says… Was looking through SMART the other day and saw some photos of Steve D and it took my mind back to the days when I worked at the Golden Hind. Started me thinking if anyone has any photos of those days circa 1979-1983. If you’ve got any photos, stories or thoughts lets see if we can get a thread up and running on SMART.

Alan Esdaile… Any photos or memories, please feel free to post.

Graham Belchamber… Remember the pub and I’ll have a think through the old grey matter!

Peter Fairless… Yes, I remember it, very well!

Mike Mitchell… I met my wife in The Golden Hind. Sticky carpet and video juke box. That’s the pub not the wife.

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Went to the Golden Hind most weekends before going nightclubbing! Worked in Havelock Road & often popped in at lunchtimes too. Loved that place – lots of good memories!

Jane Dorsett… the good old days leigh……..x

Peter Fairless… Wow, those town centre pubs!

Stephen Kolimbarides… Remember it well. Had a couple of really good years running the bar for Steve. Great crowd of regulars made it one of the best pubs in town. Lived next door to Saturdays till I moved into the Hind. Yes it was a long long time ago.

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photo of Stephen Kolimbarides

Leigh Weiland-Boys… Remember you from my time with Steve D back in the mid 70s & behind the bar at the GH. A couple of lifetimes ago!

Julie Findlay-jones… Was that the pub with the guy who picked up the empty glasses but would sit and pretend to play cards n spoke to himself .

Stephen Kolimbarides… Mustapha. He collected half full glasses as well as empties and necked them on the way to the bar.

Matt Thomas… Sticky carpets!!!!!!

Eddy Slaug… I help clean the cellar and the back of the golden hind when  Derrick Stapley and Dee stapley took it over around 35 years ago.

Denise Killick… Went to the Golden Hind back in the summer of 1980 with my friends Chantal Lacelle and Alexis Christmas. Chantal and I were visiting from Canada seeing my Gran in Bexhill but the only pub there was closed. So we hopped the train to Hastings. After getting turned away from a Club because they told me I was looked too young, even though I had my passport and drivers licence and I was 23. Then they told me they wouldn’t let us in because I was wearing joggers. For crying out loud! This guy at the back of the club heard what was going on and quickly came after us in his car – he was a cabbie and he told us about where we should go. We weren’t sure of his intentions but he calmed our nerves and took us to the Hind. Shelf beer and all. It was really crowded and loud. But I’ll never forget it. We had to drink our beers in a real rush in order to catch the last train back to Bexhill. What a drag because I really starting to enjoy the place.

Jim Breeds… From an old street map.

Peter Fairless… Yes, I didn’t use it a lot but I do remember it.