Scalliwags Night Club – Hastings carnival float – 1975/1976

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supplied by Kevin Burchett Hastings and Area, Past and Present

Kevin Burchett…this photo is of the scalliwags night club float in the old town carnival either in 1975/76 the theme was the 20s some of the people in it are Madeline Joyce Morton Les Martin Mick Betts Caroline shoe smith Shirley-marie Drury micky and myself Kevin Burchett im 2nd from left with the beard lol

Alan Esdaile… Can you remember what music was playing or was it The Charleston?

Madeline Joyce Morton… Im in the middle at the front

Kevin Burchett…They did play the Charleston at some stage

Alan Esdaile… I’ve just noticed Kevin that you and the guy next to you are both floating in the air?

Kevin Burchett… Yes I was always floating lol but was hanging the next day, I remember getting very drunk lol

Madeline Joyce Morton… so drunk and so many bruises on my hips bumping into bar every time it stopped. Lol

The Disc Jockey’s Hastings Carnival float , 1959

supplied by Leigh Kennedy – Historical Hastings facebook group.

Alan Esdaile… Any idea who the group is playing?

Roy Penfold… From the HH group – ‘Possibly the Dolphin Jazz Band’ : Aviva Treger comments… My Dad played the trumpet in the Dolphin Jazz Band – their poster is on the front of the truck. I think they might even be in the main photo, facing away from the camera on the float itself. The person standing has a double bass, the person to the far right a trombone. So, by the strangest coincidence, my Dad is probably in this photo.

Dave Nattress… Would never have thought the Disc Jockey was a sold as to do 1959! Is this George Street? Was thinking just the other day, way before it was pedestianised we used to drive along there and I think, emphasise think, it was wide enough for car-parking one side – south, and for vehicles to pass but is this faded memory wrong?

Roy Penfold…It was certainly wide enough. I remember driving along there until at least about 1980 or so.

Leigh Kennedy… it was pedestrianised in 1988.