The Cannon Cinema Queens Road Hastings 1990

supplied by Nick Prince

Alan McCann… It was actually ‘twinned’ in May 1971. Cannon had owned Hastings for a few years before starting an £1 million conversion to three screens, which commenced in 1984, but opened in June 1985.

Josie Lawson… My mum moved from the Orion cinema to the Classic Cinema – and worked there …I didn’t see much of her then as I moved away from Hastings in 1976 until I returned in 1987…

Tony Ham… Pearl & Dean adverts.

Beano On The Sea – Hastings Pier 8th, 9th, 10th Sept 2017 – Black Grape, Echobelly, Lightning Seeds, Reef, The Bluetones, Cast, Dodgy, The Supernaturals, Space plus more



Tickets and more information…  or

Peter Fairless… Anyone going?

Chris Giles… I can’t afford to ….

Peter Fairless… They MAY do day tickets, if there is capacity left.

Chris Giles… see what happens hopefully they will….otherwise watch from the prom

Alan Esdaile… Might be able to listen from the prom (depending on the wind direction that day) Chris but expect the stage will be turned out towards the sea.

Sandra Bryant… You won’t see from the prom as all concerts face out to sea now


Vicious Minds 1997/1998

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photos by John Kenward. Supplied by Phil Little Hastings Music Files

Ernest Ballard… I only remember Dave the drummer.

Karen Sweatman… Just how I remember them 😊

Pete Prescott… Great band !

Lee Merry… I got these lads a couple of gigs, bloody good band in there day! Well good crowd pleasers!!

UOME – 1997

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photos by John Kenward. Supplied by Phil Little Hastings Music Files.

Gina Cushty Cassisa-Crook… Thank you Alan for this nostalgic collection of pics of the band Uome with myself, Andy Crook, Jason Smith, Martin Banfield and my late step dad the legend Micky Tiller. Wow almost 20 years ago!

Flyer from The Crypt – November 1995


supplied by Stuart Huggett

Stuart Huggett… A typical monthly gig flyer from The Crypt at one of its mid-90s peaks (Nov ’95 this one). Mansun, The Wedding Present, The Real People, The Longpigs etc – a good month.

Alan Esdaile… don’t know if many people know but Richard Hawley was in the Longpigs.