Folk Evening – Hastings Carnival – Alexandra Park 19th July 1975

Peter Thomson… Yes, I was there. I recall Graham Barrett and Dave Kent were there also, amongst many others. Great evening.

Pete Prescott… wish I had seen this man live. wonderful artist ! Check out “the Bantom Cock ” brilliant !

Peter Thomson… I know comedic standards have shifted with time but he has to be responsible for some of the least PC lyrics. “I love a good bum on a woman, it makes me smile”. How sad that I’m not allowed to find this funny any more.

Hastings Carnival original poster 1973 featuring Gary Glitter supplied by Phil Gill

supplied by Phil Gill

Phil Gill… OK folks, this is an ORIGINAL 1973 poster, not a reproduction, advertising Hastings Carnival and Gary Glitter show in Alexandra Park. It’s in top condition, no fading at all and was acquired by my then wife to be, in 1973, when she attended the show. Fairly sure there will be some collectors on here – anyone know what it might be worth, taking into account that the star turn may now be somewhat tainted?

Sheila Maile… I was there in the park.missed last bus home & started to walk .got to Battle & got picked up by police.had 10 yr old brother with me.they thought we had run away from home so they gave us a lift back to Netherfield

Phil Gill… Here’s a question…does the Gary Glitter aspect make it more, or less attractive to a collector?

Alan Esdaile… I would think a lot less. What might be worth trying is to contact Omega Auctions as they seem to get the best prices at auction for music memorabilia. https://www.omegaauctions.co.uk

Steve Blackman… Went to that show!

Tony Court-holmes… missed it living in the States at the time

Martin Curcher… My first gig at the age of 8. Family ticket was a Pound and 1.50 at the gate

Mick Turner… Great Show,even though it rained in the evening. I liked his music and he played on even though there was a danger of being electrocuted, had to admire him for that

Peter Howard… Spare a thought for my mate who got a Rolf Harris tattoo in the 90s, on his leg thankfully, and he never goes to swimming pools

John Gale… Peter, “Can you tell what it is yet? ”

Mick O’Dowd… I was billed in the programme as Stage Manager (Hastings). Spent the previous night in a caravan with Chris Gentry backstage as security. We didn’t need it as there was the mother of all storms . Played footie with the Glitter Band when they arrived in the afternoon. Nice bunch of guys.

Tony Pettifer… I was in one of the support bands talking to the Glitter band after wheres Garry off chasing 14 year olds ha ha ha but now

Leigh Wieland-Boys… I was there!

Janet Cruttenden… I was there selling Fanta and Coca-Cola from a wooden hut seem to remember it rained hard

John Mcewen…Was there that night. Pi**ed down.

JS Bythesea… According to my sister, Jan Cash, she went to the concert, and grabbed a sequin from GG’s costume. Sadly, Jan died in 2019, but her legacy of colourful stories lives on.

Nick Webb… I was there

Willie Wicking… Was there he was my hero loved the Glitter band left halfway through but could hear every word out my bedroom window in Three Oaks

Mike Waghorne… Light & Bitter !

Mick O’Dowd… Here it is!

programme supplied by Mick O’Dowd

Tony Pettifer… I still have this program

Colin Bell… Another piece of memorabilia i didn’t bother to keep a copy of for myself…..duh…

Nigel Ford… Blimey!….I thought Mammoths were extinct by then…. any pictures?

Expandis – Hastings Carnival 1983

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supplied by John Wilde    David Miller, John Alexander Wilde and Philip George Thornton.

Phil Gill……Photo taken a split second before the bus ploughed into the stage.

and from 1981 – Moment Of Passion

Yvonne Cleland… My mum could have made two pairs of trahsers out of those strides 🙂 🙂

John Wilde… Great memory, thanks Alan. Oh if only I had saved that gear. Loved those pants! Great times.

David Miller… Loved that day, that event and that performance.

Phil Thornton…  was going for the ‘space priest’ look which has fallen out of favour in recent years … cant get hats like that anymore ! Just noticed I’m playing an acoustic 12 string !! I must have been going through a phase !

Phil Gill… Eko Ranger 12? I used to have one of those…. I’ll say no more.

Andy Qunta… Those are surely award-winning trousers that John is flaunting!

 

The Revelers – looking for photos from Hastings Carnival 1950/1960’s

Chris Leek asks…. I have a question, I hope this is an appropriate place. I am after getting some old photos of the Hastings Carnival circa 1950 to early 60’s my dad was one of the group that called themselves “The Revelers and i have lost all the photos of them back then….Any ideas please.

Anyone help? Happy to pass on any information.

 

Mysteries – Hastings Carnival 1988

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supplied by Chris Sambrook

Featuring John Wilde & Chris Sambrook.

Jon McCallion….I remember c sambrook.

John Wilde…..This was the Royal East Sussex Hospital float. With Chris Sambrook, Myself and the late Chris Turner. I cant remember the name of the guy playing rhythm guitar. It was a fun day.

Mike Curtis…..Chris. You have not changed a bit