who remembers The Guinness Clock – Hastings 1950’s

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Thanks to Graham Coco Pops for finding this.

Mike Guy… I remember the one at Barry Island – tidy.

Sandie Carlyon… I do. Dad used to take us watch it. This was one of 7 that were in different sites around the UK. I would love to know what happened to it. It was on the seafront near the end of Robertson Street.

Colin Bell… So did mine Sandie, sadly all the clocks went back to Guinness and were eventually destroyed, apart from one which I believe they have in their museum in Dublin. Thanks for posting Alan, many memories.

Ian Cramp… Which year was this in Hastings?

Colin Bell… Around 56/57 I think Ian.

Ian Quinnell… I remember going to see this. I must have been 4 or 5, so it was late 50’s

Alan Esdaile… Remember it well. I must have been around 4 and as Sandie says, it was on the seafront near the end of Robertson Street. I think it was also on display near the pier.

Jacqueline Marsh… Oh yes great memories. There also use to be a photographer nearby with a monkey. I can remember having a photo taken. Great times

Colin Bell… Some footage of another Guinness Clock from around the same time period as the Hastings one was on display.

Richard Brimm… I do every year it was brought to the village fete at Bodiam Sussex

Monica Bane… Oh yes I too remember that wonderful clock as a small child!

Mick O’Dowd… What a treat this was. It came back for a couple of years or maybe more.

Wendy Weaver… I remember the one in Bournemouth Pavilion Gardens. The original was made for the Festival of Britain in Battersea Festival Park in 1951. There will be another Festival in 2051. See you there????

Colin Bell… I’d love to think so Wendy..but i’ll be there in spirit!

Paul Sleet, Mick & Friends – Sea Front Hastings 1972.

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supplied by Paul Sleet

Jim Breeds…  I knew Paul Sleet! His Mum & Dad were friends with mine.

Kevin Burchett… paul is a scalliwagger lol. I actually remember him wearing that afghan coat.

Chris Meachen… Likewise!…

Pat Sleet… I know – hip wasn’t he??

Tony Davies… The guy in the middle playing the blonde J200 copy was a lodger at my mum and dads house in The Croft. I had some good jam and drinking sessions with Mick, he always had his guitar slung over his back, never had a case , and they were always getting bashed and dinked. He also had an old Eko guitar as well. Last I heard he was living in Battle after getting married but that was about forty years ago. Does anybody know what’s happened to him since then ??

Stephen Fletcher… Paul Sleet, Mick, Paul’s cousin Rick, Suzanne Judge and Sue Jeffries .

Sue Weatherill… Paul was a big David Bowie fan & i was his girlfriend at the time, Sue Jeffery.
Yesterday brought back all the fantastic times in Hastings in the 70’s. Super photo of us all….thank you for putting it up.

Paul Sleet… Hi Sue. Good to hear from you. Also pictured with your friend Suzanne is my cousin Rick who lives in Alderney. This pic is around 1972 I think.

Tony Court-holmes… Paul with long hair I remember that.

Glenn Piper… Wow, 72? It really doesn’t seem that long ago

Jo Turner… I bet that coat on the right came from pretty novelties near warrior square

Neal Hunter… is that Paul Sleet with the guitar?

Alan Esdaile… Yes Neal.

Eugene Hughes… Love the old Maidstone and District bus