Robin Gibb in train crash, back from Hastings November 1967

Eric Harmer… Didn’t he live in Icklesham for a while ?

Barry Newton… Married to an Icklesham girl, Molly, Eric. l knew her sister. We used to get donations from the Bee Gees for raffle prizes, signed LP album etc

Paul Phillips… I use to work with her brother Pete Hullis at Hollingsworths

David Edwards… He went out with the daughter of a bricklayer from there

Mick O’Dowd… Molly actually lived in Icklesham when I lived there. A few years later there was a charity auction at the Village Hall and one of the lots was one of Robin’s satin tour jackets. It didn’t sell and I was offered it but declined as it wouldn’t fit me.

Eric Harmer… Tragedy

 

 

ITT Consumer Products (UK) Ltd, Theaklen Drive, St Leonards – Job Ad 1974

Matt Thomas… My mum worked here

Alan Esdaile… notice the wages

Pauline Richards… And the part time hours ‘for women’

Cliff Wootton… I worked there from 1974 to 1978. Started on the factory floor and worked my way up to draughtsman, illustrator and tech pubs specialist. Happy days

Paul Morfey… Both me and my wife ( janette) worked at ITT in Hastings in the 70ts. That is where we met. We just celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary!

Pete Prescott… I worked there as a temp in 78. I was in the buying dept with Keith Garnsey.

Dave Nattress… Wages – and if I read it right, unequal rates for males/females doing the same job? Certainly though a major player ITT. I had several friends who worked there in different roles or who took different rolls to work, (ham, cheese and pickle and salmon and cucumber being well popular). Of the illustrations on the advert I’m sure many of us had their products. I actually had the radio, cassette player/recorder, (2 of them, used for band rehearsals), and my parents had , the music centre at one time albeit not the best HiFi. Another local name and employer long gone.

Peter Millington… My father Bob Millington worked there managing the Stores Dept. between about 1966 to about 1978. He also organised all the dances at the White Rock and the Queens Hotel, a busy chap!

Paul Bryant… My mother worked there for a short time,remember the Christmas party they used to throw for employees children

Ralph Town… See how repressed women were back then. Different wage rates for men and women. Terrible.

Jan Warren… I worked for British Radio Corporation, Beeching Road, Bexhill in 1971/72 they were soon taken over by ITT!! – I enjoyed working for BRC, lots of my schoolfriends were there, it was fun, nice atmosphere, happy days!!

Richard Johnstone… I worked there from 73 to 78 in production planning. We had 3 categories of production workers – high skilled males, low skilled males and females!  Doing different jobs – women on the component assembly lines, men (skilled) on testing and fault correction and men (low skilled) on jobs known as ‘hauling and mauling’. No overlap between the sexes

Peter Ulyatt… I worked there from 1963ish to 1979 when my wife, 3 kids and I emigrated to Australia. When I started it was known as KB (Kolster Brands). I started checking radios as they came off the assembly line. If they worked, I calibrated them ready for dispatch. If they didn’t work they got put on one side for a technician to fix it. A couple of years later I became one of those technicians. When ITT took it over, can’t remember when, I started working on TVs as a technician and worked up to being a Test Diagnostician. Then came the start of colour TV. A screen about 12 ” across In a massive cabinet full of valves. You needed an asbestos suit to work on them. Good days and a good company to work for.

Pete Prescott… I worked in the purchasing department for a month (temping) in early 78 with Keith Garnsey. amazing guy.

Terry Corder… My first job was there in 1968!

Harry Randall… Did you make it?

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What Song or Songs Do You Really Hate?

Terry Corder… I’ll name 2 if I may. House of the rising sun and a whiter shade of pale. Oh, and peggy sue. Oops, that makes 3.

Phil Gill… Brown Eyed Girl.

Eric Peckham… Anything and everything by the Carpenters. So middle of the road, it should be run over.

Terry Corder… Brown eyed girl. I hate that one as well and Freebird.

Michael Wilson… Anything they play over and over again on Heart Radio. Especially ‘Galway Girl’ by Ed Sheeran.

Alan Esdaile… Loads but Mr Blobby comes to mind.

Eric Peckham… I just want to stick a bullet in my head every time I hear that one.

Terry Huggins… Anything reggae or ska, most punk rock and anything that’s played too often.

Eddie Caffrey… Apart from the obvious ones -long haired lover etc O Lori by Alessi …sooo annoying!!!

Peter Thomson… Y Viva Espana or Una Paloma Blanca. Got me thinking what my problem is with Spain now…

Rick Pentecost… Sweet home bloody Alabama and Freebird

Simon Page… Boo Boo Boo! Rock Me Amadeus by Falco. Life Is Life by Opus.

Peter Antony… I don’t know… I mean there are the obvious ones. But to tell you the truth, I’m probably not that happy with the current top 5, whatever they are this week.

Richard Wood… “Bohemian Ratshit” – pompous, pretentious glam-rock at its worst.

Mandy Wright… The birdy song!!

Eddie Caffrey… Right on Mandy as it falls into the silly category Long haired lover….combine harvester….mr blobby….tellytubbies….bob the builder….

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Freddie ‘Parrot Face’ Davies – White Rock Pavilion Hastings 1978

poster & photo source: Freddie Davies facebook page. Freddie Davies says… On stage at the White Rock in Hastings 1978 and who is that gorgeous creature it’s Lisa David. 

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Matt Thomas… Had that very same picture of Peter Goodwright up in the bar – would love to know where all those pictures went

Nick Prince… My parents took me to see that and I had the opportunity to be taken back stage to meet Freddie Davies. We have shared memories about the 1978 Summer Show over the years

Alan King… all this as punk was dying

Mick O’Dowd… Saw “Parrot Face” on Celebrity Pointless a couple of weeks back. He doesn’t appear to have changed much.

Electricity Hastings – The Bathing Pool St Leonards advert

Source: unknown

Any idea what year?

Mike Guy… 2021?

Jane Hartley… Not long after it opened probably!

Willie Wicking… My wife’s uncle has an amazing video of the bathing pool of the Tarzan actor Johnny Weissmuller giving a diving exhibition must have been late 50s early 60s it only comes out at Christmas gatherings would love to do a screen shot to share when these troubles are past

Alan King… elec-trickery to quote Catweazel

Pete Fisher… Bathing Pool was opened in 1933, and I read that the first electric train (Ore to Brighton) was introduced in 1935. The first big coal-powered power station was built in Broomgrove in 1925. I’d guess this is mid 30s…

Phil Gill… Electric Bathing Land

Pete Fisher… Bathing At Baxters would be another candidate Phil.

Kevin Sherwood… Thats a great picture i have a couple of posters already is this available?
Very fond memories of the bathing pool brilliant in the summer holidays.

Alan King… together in electric wet dreams

 

Alexis Korner – The Carlisle 25th March 1977

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Alexis-Korner

poster supplied by Paul Dengate,  photo Alexis Korner & Snape, Musikhalle Hamburg, November 1972 Heinrich Klaffs – http://www.flickr.com/photos/heiner1947/4482746700/in/photostream/

Paul Dengate… I came across this rather nice large poster while having a sort out of boxes in the attic. March 25th 1977 at The Carlisle. Can’t particularly remember the gig, but I know I was there as I got paid!

Yvonne Cleland… Oh this was such a good gig! It was when Shipley had the Carlisle, wasn’t it? Alexis Korner was lovely x

Chris Baker… He also came down to play with Pete Sansom, his pianist from way back. I was playing bass with him at the time.

Tony Court-holmes… i was there

Paul Sleet… me too

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