Hastings Pier toll booth. 1990’s

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Martin Waghorne… Remember it well !

John Mcewen… All day fishing for 26p. Spent most of my time on there.

Graham Sherrington… hot pies and Bovril in the cafe!! whilst fishing.

Mick O’Dowd… Spent many hours in the booth collecting money for gig tickets!

Colin Bell… This photo makes me feel very nostalgic.

Tracy Birrell… This brings back nice memories.

Pauline Richards… 6d toll

Iain Cobby… To the right of the toll house just out of shot was the entrance of the Pier Bingo of which my mother and father (still kicking in his 98th year) worked for many years. I used to walk down from Priory Road School to get a lift home from one of them. Later on when waiting for a gig to kick off , I would watch the bands walk on. Imagine seeing bands like The Who or fledgling Genesis ( complete with Afghan coats) wander freely up or even back to the ballroom.

Tracy Birrell… Ian, Great times.



Centre Page – Yelton Hotel Hastings – Christmas Eve 1997

supplied by Karen Sweatman

Karen Sweatman… This was Christmas Eve. Centre Page appeared on Christmas Eve in the Yelton for a few years on the trot.

Andrew Reid McDuffie… Hold on……Is 1997 a long time ago now???

Karen Sweatman… Still seems like yesterday to me!

Andrew Reid McDuffie… Me too!

Dizz Corinne Ryder… I remember them from Mr Cherry’s in St.Leonards!

Gerry Fortsch… Dave was in hospital with my dad and they stayed friends. I knew him from The Suspect.

Robert Searle… Nice to see another photo of Dave Easton Centre Page

Angela Jordan… My Nan and grandad worked there years ago

Lance Collins… Worked a few times with Centre Page. Good days.

Mick O’Dowd… Loved that place. Good bands/atmosphere and a really great selection of people and assorted weirdos!

Karen Sweatman… I’m delighted to say that I fit the weirdo category!

Lance Collins… We have all grown up to socially acceptable responsible adults

Dave Nattress… Played the Yelton once with The Prisoners. Good gig. Dear old mate, Andy Leaney – (RIP) broke a string and then cut his finger, somehow, blood everywhere but like a trooper kept playing. But then Seasick Steve used to do well with 3 strings!

Gerry Fortsch… Always take new skin to a gig.

Ricky Norman Sound from Ricky Long – The Fishermans Club Eastbourne 90’s 

Supplied by Ricky Long

Ricky Long… Ricky Norman Sound with Marcus Hinsby Norman Bennett and Ricky Douglas

John Harper… Blimey, those were the days! Great to see you guys again. We were on the same private functions, hotels and clubs circuit so our paths would cross many times. Lots of venues have closed since then.

Ricky Long… Hi John nice to know you are still about, hope all is good with you regards Rick

Bill Grace… Very suave Rick