Fine Fare supermarket Queens Parade Hastings – closing 1973

Who remembers Fine Fare?

Nigel Goodman… My parents used to shop there

Virginia Davis… I’d completely forgotten about that shop !

Jim Breeds… An oxymoron, I believe

Dennis Torrance… My mum shopped there to . Must have been one of the first type of stores price items price right another

Dave Nattress… Yes, Fine Fare, I recall it. Also, which song by a very notable British Band who played Hastings Pier contains the line, “Thankful for her Fine Fare discount, Tess Co-operates”. Iain Cobby will get it!!

David Miller… Aisle of Plenty – Genesis. Do I win some Peak Freans Family Assorted for my prize? How about a ticket back to see the the SEBTP tour at the Rainbow or Drury Lane?

Pauline Richards… Didn’t it become ‘fads’ after?

Martin Brown…  Looking at the picture, it looks like FADS and it a dance studio I think above it ? am I correct perhaps

Kev Towner… Yes – it did become FADS.

Tony Bowles… FADS – Half the homes in Hastings must have bought wood chip wall paper from there at sometime or other!!!!

Julie Findlay-jones… My mum and dad used to shop there and then we would catch the bus back to Hollingdon.

Barry French… I remember my Mum collecting S&H pink stamps from Fine Fare. These were the same principle as collecting Green Shield stamps.(Fill a book/books with stamps & redeem them for a gift out of a catalog)

Dennis Torrance… I used to lick them put stamps in books my mum could not stand licking stamps.

Alan Esdaile… remember doing that.

Carol Paffett… Those were the days

Dave Nattress… And well done to David Miller!!

Iain Cobby… Yes , thanks Dave. Still alone in o-hell-o,See the deadly nightshade grow………….. Missing you old friend.

Dave Nattress… Nice one Iain, your name often comes up in conversation with friends and first daughter who is my gig buddy. Told her again recently about college days with you and Paul Durrant and Damaris and the bands we all liked – none less than Genesis I might say. I recall at one of the pier gigs, Paul proudly announcing he’d just had a P in the same toilet as Peter Gabriel. For you, Chris Squire and the Ricky featured highly of course. “Star Tiger” and the whole Bermuda Triangle saga still intrigues me!! I can recall your rendition of “Liar” by Queen resounding through the college classroom. I intend to get to a SMART meet soon and will hopefully see you then.

Lloyd Johnson… Anyone remember the naff clothing shop called ‘Huckles’ on Queens Parade?.. Kep’s Casuals was the best shop!… I never went to Cyril Savages it seemed a thousand miles away to me back then…