supplied by Maureen Fuller Hastings Old Town Traders Facebook page.
Jill Lawrence… I remember it as Aquarius !
Jim Breeds… I remember it as both
Eugene Hughes… Me too. I can remember carrying Steve Maxted’s speakers up those stairs. Would need a conveyer belt today.
Martin Richter… I was assistant manager there in the 80’s – among other places !
Martin Richter… Paul, name and shame
Sandra Bryant… I was there when it was the Aquarius
Alan Esdaile… Remember it well. Does anyone know what it is going to be now?
Maureen Fuller… spoke to builders today they are only repairing front of building as dangerous cliff is pushing front of building out not doing anything inside
Alan Esdaile… Thanks Maureen, its been empty now for ages and surprised no one has done anything with it.
Carol Arnold… saw Hot chocolate up there !
Leigh Wieland-Boys… me too! Worked up Aquarius as glass collector & Saturdays as cocktail waitress! Happy days
Tony Court-holmes… reopen? I was thrown down the stairs by a bouncer
John Beeching… I don’t remember it at all, but then there is lot about the seventies I don’t remember
Jacqueline Marsh… Is that the old roller skating rink I remember going there as a ten year old and learning to roller skate and dance on skates, my big achievement was skating backwards. Not sure if this was the same place? anyone remember the skating rink upstairs?
Maureen Fuller… Yes it was I used to go every Sat morning
John Busbridge… I remember it quite well, went there on my stag night in the snow! Half of my mates didn’t make it due to the snow! That would have been in February 1983.
Yvonne Ellis… Remember these days !
Alan Pepper… Great year. With Young hearts run free . You to me are everything . Love hangover all in the charts Remember dancing to all those hits then !
Patricia Wapshott… My old stomping ground ! How lucky were we all to be young during the era of the discotheque and some of best music ever .
Matt Thomas… Was my weekly hang out place in the 80’s but wish I had been old enough to be there at the height of the Disco scene
Martin Richter… Goodhew’s days ? the guy on the right looks familiar ?
Jim Breeds… I doubt I was there. I’d started working in London the previous January and stayed in my flat most nights drinking cocoa.
Matt Thomas… I would have loved to have been old enough to go clubbing around this time
Julie Findlay-jones… I was probably there with your sister.x
Julie Morris… Happy times!
Patricia Wapshott… I was there ! The best of times
Julie Morris… Dawn, apologies if I’m wrong but is that by any chance you in the background?! I’m pretty sure my old school friend Sue is next to you – or I may just be getting old!
Dawn Leaney… Well it could be Julie? Although I think my hair was longer around that time and I don’t recall that dress? If it is I’m sure o would of had a few dubonnet and lemonades!
Kev Perry… I was in that
Perri Ann Haste… I was there – Great evening, think I was drinking Martini & lemonade then! – those were the days!
Martin Richter… taking a punt (and I could be *very* wrong) – I think the guy is Martyn Wong ?
Paul Bryant… I think you could be right Martin,he was a fantastic
Matt Thomas… Ron & Joyce my old dance teachers from above FADS in Queens Rd
Leigh Wieland-Boys… oh my that brought back a memory, my friend & I had Saturday
Night Fever dance lessons with Ron & Joyce above FADS!!!🕺
Annika Banfield… Ooh, I was dancing in that competition. Sweet memories
Adlehied Hoohaa Welsh… I would love to know who these two are.? Anyone?
Alan Esdaile… In the write up it says the winners are Lorraine Burkes and Simon Ginsberg but a couple of people think it could be Martyn Wong?
Sara Mcdonald Kingham… I was going to say i think its Martyn Wong
photo Martin Richter
Martin Richter… the “whizz-line” is a giveaway this is *bar 2* – the *cocktail bar* – I started work here on the day after my 18th birthday. With simon grant, chris davies, steve “roots” bridger, vince catt and could be daren gillett?
Paul Bryant… That is a great photo mate,Tim And Keith in the middle of it all,looks kinda like that photo at the end of the Shining with Jack in the photo
cuttings supplied by: Andre Palfrey-Martin Collection
Chris Coleman… I was there, was you ?
Tont Court-holmes… i remember falling down the stairs or was i thrown out for being drunk its all a haze now
Will Hadfield… Best time ever!!!
Alan Pepper… Yes Will got to be the best year for Music Fashion Weather Nightlife etc !!
cuttings supplied by Sarah Harvey
Dave Nattress… As a lifelong Free fan I read I’m sure that one of their early managers or associates suggested the name “The Heavy Metal Kids” but they rejected it and went for “Free”. However, the name did then then get used eventually!! Also, am I right did Gary Holton turn up in Al Weidersein?
Alan Esdaile… Yes Dave spot on, he was in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet.
Peter Fairless… They were a very different band (photo in 1977), mind! Yes, Gary Holton was as much an actor as a singer. He went on to play Wayne in Auf Wiedersehen Pet. Here is one of my all time favourite video clips, from The Tube, filmed in Newcastle in 1984. …and, yes, that’s Leslie Ash!
Jim Breeds… I remember the excitement of going to Saturday’s the first time. Probably that week of opening. We’d not seen anything like it outside of London. And at last we were not going to have to make any more trips to Sundowners in Eastbourne. Gary Holton, later to be cast as Wayne in Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. RIP.
Martin Richter… Keith Hardy – there`s a name I haven`t heard for years!
Clifford Rose… Excellent concert.
Dave Weeks… Frupp! Remember them too. Proper prog.