Inside Saturdays Nightclub George Street Hastings 2019

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 !

Paul Bryant…

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.

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Harry Worth – who remembers doing this?

Alan Esdaile… Used to be a shop in Robertson Street about where Walkers is now. I think it was a shop that sold televisions and we all copied this.

Dennis Torrance… So remember this grew up with Harry Worth on BBC think most at this time tried this

Philip Wood… …..I don’t know why, but there it is.”

Matt Thomas… Used to be able to do this at the bus stops in Queens Rd

Virginia Davis… Remember it well !

Tony Davis… There was also a suit shop, John Colliers I think by the bus stops that used to be in Wellington Place. It was opposite the very old wood and marble decorated Sainsburys

Mark Randall… Did Mr Worth do anything else apart from this ( that people remember)

Dennis Torrance… Made me laugh at most things he did not like some of the modern comedians

Philip Wood… His sitcom was funny and he did Panto.

Jim Breeds… Gosh yes, I think I remember doing that at the shop in Robertson Street!

Diane Knight… me too !!!

Jo Turner… Yep

Flanko Fin Barr… my mum loved him bless her heart

Keith Cowper… I did it!!

Jake Nelson… Me & my mate ‘did the Harry Worth’ every time we passed a certain newsagent’s window!

Alan Pepper… Yes waiting for the bus in Queens Road by John Colliers we all did it early 70’s !
Did find him a bit annoying though to be honest !!

Lesley Brown… Some of us still do!!!

Karen Towner… Remember it well- my dad always had a go.

Michael Wilson… The window of the Sewing shop in London Road Bexhill with my brothers and sisters every Sunday morning in the late 1960s/early 1970s.

Kevin Williams… Still do it!!!

Jim Breeds… Part of Walkers is at No. 47. It’s the one on streetview with curved windows. In 1960s and 1970s directories, that was occupied by Rediffusion. I wouldn’t have thought, though, that the curved windows allow for a Harry Worth moment. And my recollection of doing similar is that it was on the other side of the street.

Eugene Hughes… I used to do that in a shop in Robertson Street too

Joe Knight… Good old Harry bless great comic act

Ernest Ballard… Still do it lol

Monica Bane… Ah! How I remember him doing this trick!

Madeline Scalliwags Reade…. I was

Eric Harmer… That was filmed in Hastings I was told

Matt Thomas… Queens Rd shops behind the bus stops

Lucy Pappas… I loved Harry Worth x

Robert Fisher… I remember Harry Worth ,he used to live in Strawberry Hill Twickenham


King’s Country Club Eastbourne – 1975

Martin Richter… impressive line-up !

Patricia Lloyd… Loved kings

Julie Morris… Often went on a Thursday night – loved it!

John Scaife… Peter Gordeno -Commader & The Pilot of Sky 1 (Submarine in UFO)

David Edwards… Imagine Ella Fitzgerald like a diamond atop a pile of also tans, Kings certainly pulled out all the stops there!

Jim Hobbs… Fair comment, but to give them their due, the others on the line up were big UK stars in their day.

Tony Court-holmes… Andre and i worked there

Cliff Bennett… What a programme!!!!????

Colin Creagh… Just look at the names

Terry Pack… The sad thing is that most ‘entertainment’ in Eastbourne is unchanged in 45 years. The Devonshire Theatre has pantos and Agatha Christie, the Congress has bands from the 60s, comics from the 70s and orchestral music from the 1800s, and the Bandstand has tribute bands all Summer. The idea that a musician like Ella could do a week long residency these days… if only.

Richard Cripps… Mum and Dad owned a chalet there, spent so many memorable years there from the age of 8 [1971] until it closed. Had the opportunity to see sooo many stars of the time there… and then across the road to the disco. Any one remember Nan on reception? or Barry the house drummer?

Michael Williams… I lived at Kings, as my father was public relations officer, I remember him introducing the acts on stage including Sandie Shaw, Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck , Dusty Springfield and loads more. My father had an album with him shaking hands with all the stars before he introduced them on stage. That would have been the sixties.

Robert Searle… Clark-Elsom Collection,who remembers them? What ever happened to Graham Clark, the bass player?

Perri Ann Haste… I used to go there in the Mid to late seventies – always had a great time! – happy days… those were the days eh

Julie Morris… Thursday nights Perri – and still went to work the next day

Tony Court-holmes… went there a few times

Mavis Johnson… I was life guard at Kings swimming

Brenda Moore… There seems to be no mention of the Mick Urry Orchestra that my husband used to play in regularly Tenor Sax . The whole family used to pile down there at weekends. Great fun. Brenda Moore (Ringmer).

Janine Hemsley… I was in the Mick Urry band at the time.

Ricky Long… yes so was I xx

Harry Randall… I used to be on the same record label as “Paperlace” Bus Stop Recòrds a small record company owned by Mitch Murrey and Peter Callender back in 73. Only took 10 1/2 hours to record the A side

Stuart Moir… Played there with CP in a support role

Peter Brazier…Only ever went there once! To see Don William’s! A Great Show! Another Act who is sadly missed

El Pea – Island Records Sampler 1971




Alan Esdaile… Anyone remember or still got this double album sampler, that sold for £1.99?

Mojo71 Reyneva… Yes, I have this album and was musically around when it was released. But here I am too many years later trying to putting the artist names to the pictures and coming up short! Who are the two women the right inside cover? By the way it is a shit hot sampler. Mojo71

Alan Esdaile… I think the two women are from The Incredible String Band.

Pete Prescott… Ah ! Never seen this before !

Terry Smith… i have this album as it was the third LP i ever bought ( Led Zep 1 & After the Goldrush were the first two and were bought from Richard Branson’s first advert in Melody Maker) I once met Chris Blackwell and waxed lyrical about this sampler . He was delightful and charming but i think it meant a lot more to me than him.

Greasy Trucker – 1973

Pete Cunningham, William Powell and Alan Turner

Ian Quinnell… Alan Turner aka AlBear- now there’s a face I’ve not seen for over 40 years. Used to work with him at Rediffusion, on the Ponswood estate. What became of him?

Barry Newton… I was wondering the same when I saw his photo

Paul Huggett… Haven’t seen Will in ages, still around here somewhere. Alan lives in Cornwall now.

Mick O’Dowd… One of the original “good guys” is Will. Nice bloke and good drummer!

Barry French… Pete Cunningham worked in Mullet Smith music shop when it first opened in Normans Road. I believe he was also in a folk duo with Paul Dengate. I never got to hear Greasy Trucker but I remember Will Powell being very excited about the project.

Allan Osbourne (prev Turner)… Greasy Trucker was a short lived band but it was certainly a lot of fun as I remember.  Peter Cunningham  was a paramedic as I recall  and last I am aware  was living in Rye. Will Powell  had always lived in Hastings  and  had played in several different bands in the area.  As for myself,  well  it was the early seventies and  just about everyone I knew at the time seemed to be in a state of flux moving from one band to another.  My own history is no different  having been in Sam Tripp, Arktuss, and  Greasy Trucker.  I think the most interesting gig we ever did in Trucker was probably Bonitas  where Pete and  myself  finished up on our backs playing on the floor and breaking guitar strings like they were going out of style. Lets just say it was an interesting night.  I haven’t seen Pete or Will since  the demise of Trucker back in the early seventies but would be interested to hear of their whereabouts  if at all possible. I  now live in south Devon  near a town called Seaton  and have been here for the last twenty years.


The Vogue – The New Broom advert 1st Nov 1975



photo supplied by Peter Gladwish

Mike Mitchell… I don’t remember The Vogue but I do recall rehearsing on Saturday mornings in the basement of the New Broom.

Peter Gladwish… Vogue was my band, started in 1975 after King-Rod split up. Greg Pearce (Lead Guitar), Dave Gladwish (Bass Guitar) & Peter Gladwish (12 string Rhythm Guitar and Drums). Eric Burgess later replaced my brother, Dave, on bass guitar, when I also changed the name to Trinity. The band split in 1979 when I moved away from the area. Greg went on to play in Centre Page and when I moved back South in the early 90’s, I also joined Centre Page on drums full-time.

Alan Esdaile… Love the satin shirts (or maybe silk?) and the flairs.

Peter Gladwish… They were satin. We bought all our stage gear from ‘Underground’, at the end of the Arcade in Hastings.

Barry French… I saw you guys play (I think it was the Archery Tavern Eastbourne). Realy good band with nice harmony vocals.

Hope & Anchor and Red Cow London 1975

supplied by Alan King

Geoff Peckham… Wow! I remember playing at the Hope and Anchor with Factory. This would have been after my time. We played lots of London pubs during the pop-rock era. This would have been towards the end of it and the beginning of the punk era.

Andy Qunta… I found it in the Factory archives. 1975.

John Gale… Wow, great posters ,,, Kilburn and the High Roads was Ian Dury’s first band

Mike Curtis… I’m sure I saw Factory at Hope and Anchor around 1971/72.

Liane Carroll… Wow. That is such an interesting poster. Will tell Roger Carey

Andy Qunta… Factory had just finished a 16-day residency at the PN Club in Munich two nights before. We drove about 18 hours, straight through Europe, across the Channel, and up to London to the Hope & Anchor. The load-in at this venue was through the hatchway down from the pavement. You had to lift up the wooden covers and load everything straight down, Hammond organ and all, the same way they loaded the beer barrels. Somehow we still had the strength to put on our usual energetic show!

Pete Prescott… We backed onto that hatchway. the guy went nuts ! Great poster. I played there in 1976/77. Punk had just hit. what a summer !

Terry Pack… I remember that, Andy.

Tony Qunta… Yes! They were great times!

Andy Guainiere… Used to play both those venues in the mid 70’s Loved the Red Cow always a good gig.

Pete Prescott… I remember the Bridge House canning town, Brecknock Camden town, Windsor castle, The Kensington, The 100 club, The Speakeasy, Ronnie Scotts, The Greyhound and the Thomas a Beckett ! Gig list from 76/77…

Mark Rodrigues… London college of furniture?

Andy Qunta… wow! You guys were busy! Factory was similarly busy in ‘75/‘76. A few of the gigs on your list we did, but not that many. It just goes to show how many gigs there were then! Could a band these days play 10 or 11 nights in a row like we used to back then?

Andy Guainiere… We obviously played many of the same venues back then Windsor Castle, 100 club, Kensington, Western counties, Speakeasy to name a few. All these venues were packed back then and a real music audience. great times.

Simon Shaw… Oh, how I wish I was born 10 years earlier!

Tim Moose Bruce… Red Cow. 1976 a certain Aussie band with a schoolboy on lead guitar did their UK debut gig there.

Alan King… i did see them play in a bar on that first tour, was never a fan, but it was a great gig, way too good to be playing the pub circuit but you gotta start somewhere

Colin Gibson… I know people who still have bad backs from Hope+ Anchor + Hammond + Leslie

Alan King… Leslie Hammond always had a bad back, he should have tried that thing the Chinese do with the needles

Marcus de Mowbray… I saw The Fabulous Poodles somewhere in London, but cannot remember where. Good gig, bought their album. Shame they never got further.


Astral Club Queens Road Hastings 1975

Surprised they put opposite the cinema, when it was opposite The Disc Jockey record shop.

Dizz Corinne Ryder… Was it above Chelsea Girl?

Barry Upton… I think it was once Toffs night club ?

Dizz Corinne Ryder… that rings a bell, was just a bit too young to go though!

Maureen Fuller… The Astrel Club was where the Pamdor Club originally was above Chelsea girl entrance at the back. My ex husband Les Martin used to work their

Yvonne Cleland… I used to love the Astral Club! Late late nights and a free meal hahaha

Maureen Fuller… Can you remember the name of the lovely lady who cooked the late night suppers loved her curries?

Yvonne Cleland… I can’t, I’m sorry, but her spag bols and chicken in a basket were to die for! xx

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Yep – there regularly, always had the whitebait

Sam Rosewell… Was this Flamingo’s in the 80’s? (Not that I went in there, slightly too young!) Was a better scene back in the day….

Alan Esdaile… Yes, Sam.

Neal Hunter…It was great being a DJ there. Broke my leg falling down the stairs between the bar and disco at 1am on 22 Oct 1974 which was the day my son was born. Great days.

Tony Davis… was great Djing there with Merlins Music Box. Was it Betty that did the food?

Maureen Fuller… don’t think that was her name she was a Greek lady l think

Tony Court-holmes… used work behind the bar there

Ian Quinnell… AAHHHH good (but slightly vague) memories of those days

Alan Esdaile… Graham Bradley was asking about the Astral Club. Anyone else have any cuttings or photos?

Graham Bradley… You are right Alan definitely opposite Alan Jensen . I remember Jacky, Veronica and Betty working there and there were queues down Queens Road trying to get in . Great Days

Hastings gas office – Queens Road Hastings

supplied by Valerie Churms, Hastings & St Leonards Pictures & Videos

Valerie Churms… The old Hastings Gas offices in Queens road. destroyed in 1970. Don’t know what happened.

Tim Moose Bruce… Gas leak

Jeremy Peter Harrison… This photo is later- we went decimal in 1971. The Ford Granada was launched in 1972. I thought the gas site was demolished to build Safeway’s?

Jim Breeds… it was

Jon McCallion… Bought one of my early cars from that garage in the picture. It was a Volkswagen Beetle 1600. A guy called Malcolm owned The garage at the time. 1976

Alan Vale… I moved to where I am now late 1986 and I whatched over time they demolished the old gas works, built Safeways which is now Morrissons. I think that Gulf garage was a Shell garage when I arrived. Now a block of flats

Dave Nattress… A Granada, Mk 3 Cortina and petrol prices a gallon I’m guessing!