Happy Christmas 2015 and very best wishes for a healthy new year.


Well we are nearly at that time again. The sites going from strength to strength and the coffee meets are proving extremely popular. Next one is Friday 15th January 2016. To keep this page going and interesting we always need more photos and cuttings and more new people on board.

We have lost some good people this year and its a sad time for many but they can’t take away your memories. A BIG thank you for your continued support and very best wishes for Christmas and a Healthy New Year.

Dave Nattress… Alan. Thanks again to you especially but also of course to so many people who have posted the many items of information about so much of the past 50 years of the local rock scene on the site. For years I was looking to top up the memory on the local scene – Hastings area bands and gigs etc. and the pier certainly, and this ticks all the boxes. Brilliant stuff. Long may the archives keep being added to.

Chris Sambrook… Thanks for the Birthday wishes for 19th Dec. Currently have Gout so my Birthday was spoilt really, oh well never mind. Merry Christmas to you all and to Alan for putting SMART together. CS

Yvonne Cleland… Best wishes to you too, Alan. Hugs ))))) xx

Natassja Kaschevsky…  Happy Christmas Alan, see you soon xx

Karen Sweatman was Blackman… Thanks for a great year of memories etc Alan. Merry Christmas and a fab 2016 for you too x

Kevin Burchett… Happy Christmas Alan, hope you have a great one see you in the new year

Jim Breeds… Have a great Christmas and New Year Alan.Thanks for running this group and bringing back the memories. 

Matt Thomas…  Let’s hope 2016 is a better year!!!!!!!

Mick O’Dowd… Happy Christmas Alan and thanx for a brilliant year of SMART. You have done us proud with your dedicated hard work and organising skills even though I know you have not had the best of health. Cheers to you mate and see you next Meet.

Barry Newton…  I hope you have a good Christmas Alan and all the best for next year, take care.

Colin Norton… Merry Christmas to all members of SMART and especially Alan who does such a great job keeping this all together. Here’s wishing everyone health and happiness in 2016!

Wendy Weaver… Happy Christmas Alan and everyone in the SMART Group, see you on 15th January. xx

Lucy Pappas… Thanks  and the Smart Group. Merry Christmas and a fabbie New Year xx

Jeanette Jones… Merry Christmas Ez, and a happy healthy New Year;-)

Geoff Peckham… Just to wish Alan and everyone at SMART a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year. On behalf of the Factory boys I’d like to thank you all for playing such a big part in our getting together again and your continued support throughout our reunion journey. Gawd bless ya! xxx

Andre Martin… Well done lads -proves that this town has always had talent.

Joe Knight… Great !!!

Colin Bell… I know how hard you work to make SMART the success it is. I’ve been happy to reunite with friends old and new. Happy and healthy Christmas Alan my old mate.

Kevin Carlyon… Happy Yule Alan and to all in your group.