Do you remember Penny for The Guy?

Betty Austin… Oh yes good clean honest fun !! X

Dennis Torrance… Remember I was done up as a guy as a kid, sat in Queens Road and went boo to passers by thanks for the memories

Malcolm Sharp… Dennis was that you yer bugar lol

Linda Crane… Good fun

Tony May…  Would LOVE to see kids taking part in that now. These days they are either on their phones or getting up to no good!

Julie Findlay-jones… Does anyone still do this, it was such fun , the anticipation of wondering how the guys going to turn out and how many penny’s your going to get.

Jane Hartley… We were in the Observer with our guy one year!

Pat Fears… Probably not safe these days !!

Janine Anne Scott… Happy days

Jeff Belton… Remember when I was growing up, used to love making a GUY for bonfire night. Great fun !

Alan Esdaile… If you wanted fireworks, you had to go out and earn some money from your guy. Not a cheap football as a head, as people did in later years. Old clothes stuffed with newspapers, our pitch used to the Whitefriars Pub, Priory Road, as did well when people got of the bus.

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Fireworks – Alexandra Park Hastings July 1969

Who remembers going to the firework display in Alexandra Park?

Janie Lowe… Yes i remember i lived in st thomas road west hill and used to walk down to the park. to Queens Road. My Mum and Dad had a printing business in Whitefriers Road

Dennis Torrance… I sure do remember old stage green and cream covered and fireworks on far side

Paul Slidel… I remember it well!

Jim Breeds…  I remember standing at the gate in Lower Park Road selling entrance tickets in the early 70s. I worked for HBC and if memory serves me right, I earned 50p in overtime each night that I worked. For context, I think beer was about 10p/pint (again, if memory serves me), so well worth doing.

Terry Corder… Me!

Josie Lawson… I do…

Mick O’Dowd… Went several time and once got told off by my Mum for being home late. She told me that next time I must be home by 10pm. I went and the fireworks didn’t start until 9.30 so I caught bus home and missed them. When I got home Mum asked how they were I said because I didn’t want to incur her wrath again I had come home at agreed time and missed them. Never again was I given a “firework curfew”!

Sarah Harvey… Towards the end of this video on my youtube channel shows some of the Wednesday Night parties in Alexandra Park. It shows dancing on the lawn and the fireworks at dusk…

Nigel Sherwood… Gay Gordon’s and March of the mods I thought we’re favourites on the night