Supplied by John Busbridge
John Busbridge… Now who went here?
Mick Knights.. Was at the one at the end of Robertson street? If so I don’t think I’d have forked out six pence to join!
Pete Millington… The Confederates played there (downstairs) several times in 1964
Lloyd Johnson… I was there a few of times but it was very small.
John Busbridge… I played there with Jimmy Beadle and Keith Attwood, very small from what I remember!
This is how upstairs looked in the 80’s and still looks pretty much like this today.
Stuart Tanner… I went there many times
Kurt Helge Andersen… I went there a lot of times in 1965-67. Autumn 65 almost evety night. Downstairs it was very small and dark – with black walls and lights only from the juke box and what came from the ground floot down the stairway. The married couple who ran The Nest was very kind to all us youngster – most of us from 15 to 18 years old. We didn’t have to buy anything but we did – a coke or something – and put our money in the Juke Box playing “Get Off Of My Cloud” and “Blue Christmas”. Now and then there was live bands. Young guys from Hastings who took up half of the place with their small gear. I had great times at The Nest and will never forget.