H.S. Bird 58 Sackville Road Bexhill 1965

Supplied by Tony Bird

Brian Lowe… I wanted a new drum kit in those days

Geoff Peckham… I remember the shop and Mr Bird very well. I bought a set of black bass strings here and a small tortoiseshell plectrum which lasted for years. This was around ’67/68, so goodness knows why I still remember such details….

Phil Thornton… I saw my first Mellotron in that shop….. I was not allowed to touch it.

Jan Warren… Its still there, but recently under new management, Tony retired near the end of last year!!

Phil Thornton… the shop in the pic was further down Sackville rd on the other side ( it was also a post office !)

Tony Bird… it was only ever a post office in the music shop at number 58 Sackville Road but when I opened it in October 75 it was only ever a music shop which became birds music centre

Chris Jolly… It’s called Replay Music and the owner is Dave!

Tony Bird… This was at 9 Sackville Road Bexhill

Chris Cozens… Bought my first sheet music there and taught myself to play piano. Thanks Tony.

Ernest Ballard… I remember walking with Dave Wood to the shop talking of Tony Bird. My 5 year old daughter holding my hand hearing us speak pointed and said. “ look dad there it is a tiny bird “. She was pointing at a sparrow. We laughed so much never saw the shop the same again. But yes it was a great shop

Mike Waghorne… This was when Tony’s dad ran the shop ,was it not a post office as well ?

Melody House – Music Shop Hastings 1950’s

supplied by Jim Breeds

Jim Breeds… OK, a little early for this group – this is the fifties – but I don’t know of a FMARTIES Group so here goes. A musical shop in Queens Road advertising in my 1953 Kelly’s Directory.

Geoff Peckham… I’ll bet my dad would have bought his strings and sheet music from here!

Matt Thomas… That area seemed to have a lot of music history

Alan Esdaile… Great find Jim