photo credit unknown. Source: facebook West Marina to Hastings Pier
WMTHP… Were you a Hastings Trad Jazz fan in the 50s/60s? You may recognise some of these people on their way to play on the Pier. They were from the Hastings Traditional Jazz Club I believe? Hastings 1959
Mike Waghorne… Bit early for Min
Monica Bane… The Dolphin jazz band
Tony Court-holmes… my mum god rest her followed the jazz bands round Hastings
Caroline Moor… what a fantastic photograph……
Mike Vawdrey… With four clarinets and three trumpets/cornets visible plus the headgear I would guess this to a New Orleans style marching band perhaps made up from members of several different aggregations. Just a theory..
Carl Spencer… Pretty certain that’s Pete Treger with the beard on trumpet. Should also have had Chris Watford on clarinet, but none look like him. Neither does it look like Brian Hills, who dropped in to play from time to time.
David Dickerson… does anybody have any memories of my good Army friend Peter Cooper – trumpet player
Lloyd Johnson… Pete Treger with the beard, Sloppy Joe Sweater and summer bus conductors hat. There was a country line bus company called ‘Dengate Bus Company’ all the conductors wore linen jackets with those hats. it always reminded me of Benny Hill!..they had leather money pouches and wooden blocks with springs to retain the individually printed tickets…they parked in Wellington Square at the beginning of the route before heading of to the countryside.The buses were old and 1930s in cream and light green livery….very ‘Darling Buds of May’….Happy Days!…