supplied by Lloyd Johnson ‘Original Modernists 1959-1966’.
photo 1: photo of Lloyd, taken by Les Martin, in The Pam Dor Club on his new camera in 65
photo 2: 1963 or 1964 Les Martin in the grey suit in the Pam-Dor Hastings, This was taken in the first Pam Dor above 8 York Buildings.
photo 3: Lloyd’s friends outside The Pam Dor in Hastings 1964ish…you can see the Hepworth’s window display..the Coffee Bar was on the 1st floor above Hepworths..
Anyone else got any photos from any of the coffee bars in Hastings from the 60’s/70’s?
Gerry Fortsch… That brings back some memories.
Patricia Landamore… Wow, we were there & never stop talking about our wonderful teenage life👏👍The Pam Dor, our meeting place,I worked behind the counter making coffee’s & beef burgers on my Monday off from Sainsbury. From there we walked to the Witch Doctor most evenings & Sunday afternoons, unless we had to stop at the Pier to see the Rolling Stones or other BIG names💋💋. The coach trip to Brighton to see the Beatles was off my teenage scale😁. So glad I was then, amazing👍
Lloyd Johnson… That is Les Martin holding the table in the top right hand photo, I think this is when they were moving from the old premises to the new premises in Queen’s rd. above Hepworth’s….the premises in the photo became The Black Cat if my memory serves me well. Patricia I went on the coach trip to Brighton to see The Beatles at The Hippodrome on The Roy Orbison Tour and on the night we saw the show Patrica, Roy Orbison conceded top of the bill to The Beatles.We all ran around the back of the Hippodrome to see The Beatles off in their coach just in time to see them pulling funny faces at us and waving. Les Martin organised that coach trip to see The Beatles. I was sat between Helena Evans and Lesley Thewenetti, they both went mental screaming their heads off I couldn’t hear a thing but it was great fun. I also saw The Stones twice on The Pier and they played St.Clements Caves for a girlfriend of Noel D’Abo’s birthday. Noel went I think but I wasn’t invited…it would have been great to have seen them in the Caves.
Alan Esdaile… It’s been talked about a number of times of The Rolling Stones playing The Caves. Can you confirmed it happened Lloyd? I will repost the original chat about it.
Lloyd Johnson… Noel D’Ado told me it was a girlfriend of his birthday party….I can ask Noel for more info if you like…..it was 1964….they played Hastings twice on The Pier and once in St.Clements Caves that year…I saw the two Pier gigs….
Pauline Richards… I remember that, think your brother was ‘front of house’ Chris Colbran
Lloyd Johnson… Very sad news! Les Martin passed away during the week…
Dave Bastable… I spent many an evening at The Pam Dor. in the early sixties. I met a lovely girl Jenny who became a great girlfriend for some time. The people I remember are Jenny Petit, who lived down the road to me in Stockleigh Road, Jennifer Wharlton, John Woolmark, Dave Boutwood, Linda Day, Helena Evans, Oscar and the Stonefield gang, Linda Chapman, Anne Beech, Anne Gail, Frank who later sold flowers nearby. They were a great crowd. It was a fabulous time
Matt Thomas… Great pictures- I knew Les from when I was a little boy. His ex Maureen was a friend of my mums and I grew up with his kids Tracy & Jason
Mick O’Dowd… Used to live here(or it seemed like it). Remember the pinball room where I met my first wife! Parked our scooters round the back. I had to be different and had a 175cc jobby that I can’t quite remember the make. Electric starter etc. Loved the atmosphere up there. Used to go with Andy Dennis and a few others. Great times!
Mick O’Dowd… Just remembered my scooter was a DKR. No it wasn’t a Mobo!!!!
Dudley Mendenhall.. My mum use to work there and loved it, she said it was the in place to be.
Nigel Livermore… Also a regular client. Run by a short, tough ex-policeman and ‘Les’: I remember them evicting some drunken Irish labourers from Dungeness power station (construction site), who were trying to pick a fight…….I also went to Brighton to see Roy Orbison, accompanied by The Beatles and Gerry and the Pacemakers – wish I’d kept the ticket (10 shillings, if I remember correctly). Went to see Gene Vincent, Brenda Lee, Johnny Kidd and others at around this time (1963-4?). I rode with the Stonefields later on (two years younger than Oscar etc,) and still go down to see them at the 1066 cafe Robertsbridge occasionally (but by car). Oscar and Mick Parris had their 80th birthdays not long ago……