Pam Dor Coffee Bar – Early 60’s Hastings


supplied by Peter Millington

Peter Millington….Eric behind the counter at the Pam Dor Early 1960’s.

Mick Knights….That’s the ever popular Eric, the owner, serving. I, along with just about every teenage lad, was banned by him at one time or another!! The Pam Dor had the first Discotec in Hastings, which was on the second floor, a place I never entered, nor did very many, as it soon closed. its second incarnation was the Astral club, which morfed into Toff’s.

Peter Pursglove….i did the door up there for a few years until it closed Alan ,Mollly Russell ran it ,busy little club

Tom Boyer….Great times, we loved it, a fabulous place to meet. Tom & Lin Boyer (nee White)

Sue Bartholomew (Nee Finch)… I remember the Pam Dor, it was the best place to go, we paid a shilling entrance and that also got you a coffee or a frothy hot chocolate, and sit in there for as long as you wanted, it was always busy and behind in Middle Street was a long line of Lambrettas or Vespas belonging to some young lad who was in the Pam Dor.

Colin Bell… Love this photo Pete, met my first ‘proper’ girlfriend there…happy days…

Mick Mepham… Who were your ‘improper’ ones Colin and are you still in touch with them?

Nicola Dobson… Spent a lot of time in there…I remember that seating area..they should have coffee bars again Im sure they would be popular!

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Les Martin R.I.P.

supplied by Maureen Fuller

I’m sorry to announced that Les Martin has passed away. I know a number of people will remember him.

Andre has just posted this on The Pam Dor Facebook page…
It is with great regret that I have to report that Les Martin passed away early this morning in the Conquest Hospital. Les was to so many of us a great friend and supporter in our early youth. Our prayers go out to his family. As soon as I have any more information I will post.

Madeline Reade… Omg. What a lovely person. RIP Les. Xxx

Kevin Burchett… RIP Les a wonderful person

Ernest Ballard… Sad news thinking of his family and friends today

Sandy Max… Another one bites the dust. RIP Les Martin

Matt Thomas… R.I.P.Les, many childhood memories, sending condolences to his son Jason and now reunited with his daughter Tracy

Andy Qunta… RIP, Les.

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Sad news

Carol Paffett… RIP Les Martin

Martin Stringer… So sorry to hear that. I used to work with him at the Pam Dor in the sixties. Vicki.

Josie Lawson… R.I.P.

Terry Hopper… R I P Les a real gentleman

Janine Anne Scott… Loved Les.

Maureen Fuller… Elmer Leslie Martin known as Les Martin
Sadly passed away 10th November at Conquest Hospital Hastings East Sussex.
The Funeral Director is Douglas Mercer & Son 01424 421805 they have set up a Tribute Page with those details to let everyone know and it has somewhere people can post memories and make a direct donation to MacMillan Cancer. Les funeral service is at Hastings Crematorium at 10:15a.m. on Monday 26th November. Then, the wake after is at The Harrow Inn, The Ridge all friends welcome .