Henry Harvey & Chris Sayer guesting with The Scratchers in 2007 and Pete & Henry.


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Yvonne Cleland…. Aw, lovely Chris x

Patricia Landamore… Henry Harvey= LEGEND & Chris, wonderful ,happy , magic, days

Darren Holmes… Good Old Horse!

Dennis Torrance… What a smashing guy Henry Harvey was remember him singing in the royal std pub with various bands asked to sing with them great guy fond memories

Peter Millington… Me and very good long term friend – Henry Harvey gigging at the Royal Standard – with the help of a small libation!

Carol Arnold… Walking the dog!

Peter Millington… My Babe, Talking ’bout You, Rock and Roll Music – Brilliant stuff!

Bobby Posner… So many good memories of Chris and Henry.. If they appeared at any gig all the bands would ask them straight away “come and do some songs” and they did and it rocked.. Played with Chris many times with Grundy.

Janine Anne Scott… That was a great day xxx

Mike Raxworthy…Nice to see that picture – Chris, Henry and Paul in the background… All sadly gone and so missed! I reckon we ought to start a ‘Hastings Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!!!

Pete Prescott… I was at that gig. All missed

Stephen Murphy… I was there & my Dad was playing bass

Sandie Carlyon… Lovely man Henry.

Stuart Moir… That was the Standard brilliant when George had it, not the same now .

Dennis Torrance… Standard was great when George Beryl had The Standard, always a warm welcome every time I walked in, not forgetting the wonderful bar staff to. Happy memories

Skiffle with Henry Harvey

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Lloyd Johnson… My mate Henry Harvey on the right with his guitar…I just had to post this because it’s such a rare look at ‘The Skiffle’ period…Tea Chess Bass and all!…Henry went on to form ‘The Taliamen’ with Chris Sayer …THE BEST BAND IN HASTINGS!!!!..in the early 60s….HENRY WAS A LOCAL LEG-END!…

Alan Esdaile… Does anyone know who the other person is in the photo?

Yvonne Hardman… Wonderful picture

Geoff Peckham… Smashing picture!

Peter Millington… Great photo Lloyd – he certainly was a character never to be seen again and much missed. Henry in later life…

Lloyd Johnson… Very SMART but he looks like a cricket commentator but unfortunately they ruined the cricket ground….Henry was great!…

Dennis Torrance… Saw Henry Harvey in the Royal Standard old town on some Sunday afternoons singing with local bands that played, such a nice guy good always had time for everyone and what a voice .

Peter Millington… I played with The Scratchers and he always stole the show RIP old mate

Dennis Torrance… nice comments Peter great memories of him, he always s raised the roof at the Standard happy days there. RIP Henry greatly missed.

Russell Field… Loved Henry Harvey

Donna Torrance… Loved Henry, he used to take the Mike at the standard and sing put on your high heel sneaker’s, he had the voice and the aura, brill guy xxx Legend!

Lloyd Johnson… LEG-END as Henry would say!

Colin Fox… I used to see the Talismen when they were a trio at the Pier Hotel Eastbourne. Chris Sayer on guitar and Henry with his violin bass, with a rope instead of a guitar strap. Great band.

Lloyd Johnson… Peter Jones was the drummer in The Talismen back then….

Peter Jones… that’s right Lloyd, but I also don’t know who the chap on the left is. not to certain about Henry, as I’ve only seen Henry & Chris from the back. ( drummers viewpoint ),!

Stuart Moir… They were the first band I watched at the Regent Hotel basement, great band with Pete’ Jones on drums, I remember watching his kick drum head it was so loose it flapped backwards and forwards, they also had a guy on keys who was only in the band as he had a van to kart all the gear around, I think his knickname was Budge, if I remember he was a hairdresser in a Queens road business, Henry changed to Bass guitar for that band.



The Talismen – Old Town Beach 1964


The Talismen on Hastings Old Town Beach in 1964. From left to right is Keith (Budge) Harrison-Burgess, Chris Sayer, Henry Harvey, Pete Jones.  Photo from Peter Millington.

Mick Knights…..The winch huts don’t seem to have aged that much!

Pat Harrison Burgess… Do you have any more pictures of The Talismen? Would love his daughters to see more pictures.

Alan Esdaile… Hi Pat, I expect you have seen the other ones on the site but will check with Pete Millington to see if he has any others. Anyone else, got any photos?

Eugene Hughes… Wow. My first job in 1972 was with Henry (Henners) on the GPO.

Roger Saunders… Great to see the photo. I was the original drummer with the group for a couple of years. Happy Days. Good gigs at the Market Hall in George Street, and always great laughs with Henry.

Andre Martin… Life was always a laugh with ‘enry.

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Ken Mulley… I remember seeing the Tallismen performing at the Caves in Hastings, it had to be about 1964/ 5 . If I remember right . They dressed in Denim . Levi 501s . Fantastic band

Pat Harrison-Burgess… Thanks Ken

Sandie Carlyon… Loved Henry. Ace postie as well.

The Talismen – 1987 Hastings Pier big beat reunion.


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The TALISMEN (Chris Sayer, Henry Harvey, Peter Head and Peter (Jonah) Jones playing at the 1987 Pier Big Beat Reunion.

Jenny Tyler… I was there.

Colin Fox… Does anyone know if Peter Head is still about? He must have retired from Hastings police some years ago.

Peter Millington… Hi Colin, Pete is still about but has now retired from “Sleight of Hand” and I believe he’s doing some gigs with his Sister. He did a “cracking” musical tribute to Paul Burton along with several other groups, acts at his “wake” on 3rd February last, at the East Hastings Angling Club. He’s certainly not wearing Blue any more!

Colin Fox… Hi Peter. Glad to hear he is still playing.

The Humperdinks reunion 1991 – Falaise Hall


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Peter Millington… The great Russell Field some time in the naughty nineties, (1991) playing with the Humperdinks at Falaise Hall – Ore Social Youth Club reunion. Sorry Russell, such a great picture of you giggling I just had to post it…..


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Peter Millington…  photo 2 Henry Harvey RIP doing his thing with The Humperdinks at the Ore Social Youth Club Reunion in 1991 at the Falaise Hall – Kenny Comfort and Russell Field nearly in shot. … photo 3 Johnny Kingdon fronting The Humperdinks at the Ore Social Youth Club Reunion in 1991 at the Falaise Hall. Colin Tapp concentrating on his bass playing technique – “Rock on Sid”…. photo 4 Kenny Comfort with The Humperdinks at the Ore Social Youth Club Reunion in 1991 at the Falaise Hall