Lintonian Club Winchelsea – Mike O’Malley, Peters & Lee and Gerry Monroe – August 1973

Jim Breeds… Pity about the ‘ in “Peter’s”! Also why was Sally portrayed as a hooker? Never heard of the club.

Paul Huggett… Prior to being the Lintonian, it was the 58 Club – a notable, not to say notorious, place for a right old booze-up and live music often the Trowell brothers’ King,Rod and Co, with after hours drinking if you bought a “meal”, i.e. an interestingly flavoured meat pie…. Some fun nights were had – from what I can remember…….

Pete Millington… We (SPYKE – Ian Williams, Ginger Millington and Terry Chedzoy) played there (Lintonian Club) very regularly between 1973 and 1975. Great crowd and so many laughs to look back on.

remembering… Huckells – Queens Parade Hastings

Dave Luck… That takes us back a bit

Julie Findlay-Jones… Oh god I brought a pair of brown cordoroy jeans from there and a striped zip up cardigan thought I was the bees knees lol

John Wilde… Sexist!

Peter Thomson… Very Peter Wyngarde – is it the fag?

Keith Cowper… My God I bought some fab gear in there in the 50s and 60s /anyoneremember Kep Casuals another fab gear shop!!?

Roxine Lucas… Great shop 2 buy ben sherman shirts my bruv loved this shop such along time ago

Jon McCallion… Kep casuals was run by Keith Griffiths good shop. Kep stood for Keith Edward Perry my wife tells me

Stephen Moran… Blimey! That brings back memories! I used to buy my Ben Sherman shirts in Huckells in 1969 for £3!

Carl Ridley… Bought some great bits from there in the day

Eugene Hughes… I can picture the little fella with the beard that worked there. Nice bloke.

John Busbridge… I used to buy a lot of my clothes in there!

Lloyd Johnson…  I only bought one item from Huckell’s .A pair of grey trousers like the ones Tony Meehan wore on the first Shadows L.P. Once Keps Casuals open I thought Huckells was naff.Keps Casual raise the style bar!..

No Home Jerome… Thought you were more a Millets guy!

Lloyd Johnson… Millets use to do some good stuff in the early 60s…Suede Levi’s Jackets Etc….I use to buy jeans from Baldocks in George Street, shoes from Winters in George Street and go to London on a cheap day return and buy clothes.in the late 60s I opened my own shops in London.

Read moreremembering… Huckells – Queens Parade Hastings

Hot sound of Dave Holt Swingtet – 1974

Terry Pack… I played with this band around this time. The line up included Sid Acam on piano, Adrian Underhill on guitar and Bob Clarke on fiddle.

Jim Breeds… Snatch! Real name Jim, I think? I worked with him at Ashdown House, contemporaneously with this story. Nice bloke.

White Rock Pavilion Hastings menu 1978

Chris van Rock… No vegan options then

Martin Richter… vegans hadn’t been invented then ?

Jacqueline Patton… Even vegetarians lurked in the background and everyone thought you were bonkers

Chris van Rock… Jacqueline, we will never take over but if we turn a few off the cruelty of dairy farming then we will always be winners

Jim Breeds… Cheese pizza, Peas, Tomato”! What sickness was this!?

Allyson Breeds… I’m very disappointed, why are there no peas with the sausages!

Peter Checksfield… Why no bacon with the liver?

Martin Richter… Brexit?

Keith Cowper… In the 60s when I was performing in shows there I would leave my day job and go to the cafe and have poached eggs and anchovies on toast.set me up for the show!!

Pete Fisher… true gourmet eating…

Mick O’Dowd… Plaice & Chips for 65p!!!! If you look Allyson, everything has peas. Sausages have 50p’s

Pete Fairless… Thought they were pretty radical, when they did onion rings in the early ’80s…

Jacqueline Patton… Can they have a Roll Back event

Alan Pepper… By the way we will have to update this nursery rhyme now –  Jack Sprat would eat no fat , His wife could eat no Dairy, soya, nuts, gluten, E numbers etc ……

Stuart Moir… Proof that greed has forced prices up and up

Scalliwags isn’t a pub or club – 24th May 1975

Matt Thomas… Scalliwags is a place where my sister used to come home from in a drunken mess and wake the whole household up lol

Josie Lawson… I never went to Scalliwags, but latter 60s worked for Brianne Reade SNR and Derek Reade in their Estate Agents. Scalliwags is still going strong with Kevin Burchett and Madeline Scalliwag Reade

Pete Millington… SPYKE played there on 28th May – Wow! Such a changed venue from the Regent Hotel Ballroom we used to play at.

Coral Pasqua… Had many a great night down there

6th June 1977

Kevin Burchett… I don’t remember that lol

SMART 36 Coffee Meet Report

  

  

Our 36th coffee meet and no politics, well maybe a bit! Andre Martin confirmed that Carnival FM will be back on the air on 87.9 fm during carnival week. We talked about early disc jockey equipment and Conquest Hospital Radio. Heather Smith popped in looking for a sixties band to play at an event. Mick O’Dowd had with him a platinum disc of East 17 Steam for 50,000 sales, The Who Quadrophenia LP, Beatles LP covers of Sgt Peppers, The White Album, Please Please Me, Revolver, For Sale, A Hard Days Night, With The Beatles, Band Aid 12” single, and the bizarre ‘Walk With An Erection” by the S.A’s and yes it was a 12 inch, apparently a parody of Walk Like An Egyptian.  He also had a tour programme from The Shadows. I had with me books from John Peel by Mick Wall, Are You Experienced by Noel Redding and Carol Appleby, 12 Days On The Road The Sex Pistols and Scott Walker – A Deep Shade Of Blue.  Mick was talking about the bands that have played De La Warr Pavilion in the past like Zoot Money and Geno Washington. Colin Bell was talking about his favourite year in music which incidentally is the same as mine, 1967 and also remembering the jukebox in Divitos St Leonards. He even remembers what button to play ‘See My Baby Jive by Wizzard’ as Paul Casson used to play it all the time. He was also talking about a new post, on what tracks you secretly love or hate but never own up to! Eric Harmer was raving about an old Bill Withers track I Can’t Write Left Handed.  Ann Gill was talking about Boyzone and Ocean Colour Scene coming to the pier. Phil Gill confirmed that The Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band will be performing the Sgt Peppers album at the annual Hastings nearly on the beach concert on Sunday 30th July. Lol Cooksey was talking to John Petrie about modern drum kits. All are taught, positioned and set up to the same format. No room for originality and flair.  Barry Taylor was talking about the up coming Oak Fest Rye music festival which takes place on 17th June.  He was also talking about Terry Reid who recently played The De La Warr. Interestingly Terry wrote the hit Friends for Arrival who featured Tony O’Malley who was playing at the Jazz & Blues festival last week. A number of people from SMART went to the Jazz & Blues Festival and full marks to Mike Raxworthy for putting on a great line up with a brilliant set from Liane Carroll. This is just a small bit of what I remember, pleased feel free to add anything I missed.

Heather Smith… thank you so much for the leaflets you gave us, nice meeting you

Mick O’Dowd… Good one again Alan even though we were thinner on the ground this time. Still found interesting people to talk to. I know a few people that say they’re coming but then don’t al I can say to them is MAKE AN EFFORT, you won’t be dissapointed. It’s completely informal. No stand up speakers. You are NEVER left to fend for yourself as we make sure you are introduced to people that share your interests/music etc. Try it next Meet. Because you’re worth it!