Who remembers Ray Goode – Hastings Town Crier?

Kev Towner… Oh – very well. Apart from being a well-known public figure he was also a tireless fundraiser for local charities.

Colin Bell… Yup! i really liked Ray, he was a good laugh, good guy.

Julie Findlay-jones… Yes I do met him on many occasions to do with Hollington gymnastics club and my mum and dad knew him.

Malcolm Sharpe… You cant fish this time of the year. Go down the harbour arm, doesn’t happen now, oh and sorry no dogs on this beach, 4 groynes up sir madam

Jane Hartley… Used to live down my road, bless him. Lovely man.

Tony Court-holmes… had a drink or two with him

Roy Penfold… Grew up a few doors down on the opposite side of the road in St Mary’s Road. My father and he were drinking pals and there were a few occasions when either I or my mum would ‘assist’ both of them out of the Lord Warden down the road to our respective houses.

Jim Breeds… Yeah, I used to pay him his town crier expenses when I worked at the Borough Treasurers in Wellington Square in the early 70’s.

Ricky Long… Had some good laughs with him on many occasions

Iain Cobby… Knew Ray well when I worked for Hastings Borough Council in the works depot at Waterworks Road. Ray was the foreshore inspector and used to come into the yard a lot. Always cheerful and such a nice guy.

Judith Monk… Lovely man!

Pete Brazier… Great Bloke! Was an honour to have known him!