Silverhill Tavern – St Leonards-on-Sea 1970’s

business card supplied by Barry French

Who used to go to the Silverhill Tavern?

Martin Richter… my dad used to sing and play the trumpet there – my sister and I would be baby-sat in a back room

Leigh Wieland-Boys… Went there a lot in the 70s

Nick Webb… yes ! many a Saturday afternoon after work and the Xmas factories break up

Roy Penfold… An old friend lived next door, so it would have been rude not to!

Judy Atkinson… The light never worked in the ladies and most of the locks were broken on the cubicles

Wendy Weaver… Played pool on there a few times.

Sue James… Used to go there when I was 16

Barry Upton… Loved it

Peter Bridger… Mid 70’s onwards, on the way back from St Matthews youth club, so age 16ish. Still think of certain songs of that era as “Tavern Songs” whenever I hear them!

Samuel Freeman… Went in there mid 70s it was my local only lived across the road

Roger Simmonds… I used to drink in there sometimes, happy days!

Barry French… In the early 1970’s my first band (1st Emotion) played our first pub gigs at the Silverhill Tavern. In order to get the gig we had to take all our gear to the Tavern & do a Saturday morning audition. Well we passed the audition & for a while we played their most weekends. Due to a big rivalry between the Yorkshire Grey Pub (which was in London Road) & the Tavern, part of the deal in securing the gigs was not to play at the Grey while we were gigging at the Tavern. What I remember most was the Tavern was nearly always packed with people. ( Happy Days)

Dave Nattress… We used to go over from Bexhill on Friday and Saturday nights early for “talent-spotting” and then try and meet up with the talent later in one of the clubs!

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Silverhill Tavern – after recording at ‘The Box’ studios.

Richard Turner asked… anyone remember the box a rehearsal room in silverhill ?

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photo Chris Meachen 

Steve Demetri, Tony Qunta, Phil Gill, Ashley Pepper and others at The Silverhill Tavern after a recording session.

Pete Prescott.…first place i sang in in hasting with steppin out sep 77.tich wes kevin hoad roger hubbard martin baker and a guitar player i cant remember.played loads there.met ray there.he was producing the band.met andy caine there.the toilet didnt work.it was full to the brim with s#+t.the smell ! loved it there ha ha !

Diane Knight…  That takes me back !!!!

Phil Gill… This pic above was after one of the pre-studio rehearsal sessions for Charlie Hutchinson’s “Feels Like Rain” album. No recordings were done at The Box in Hastings, it was recorded in Poole during January 1980. L-R, it’s Allan Thorpe (producer), me, Steve D, Tony Q, Charlie H and Ashley P. Here’s a pic (below) Chris took during the rehearsals which illustrates the seductive and glamorous inside world of rock & roll….

Pete Fisher… Great photo Phil! Especially the shadows behind you! Luxurious rehearsal space too…not!

Phi Gill… Have to say that if I’d had any inkling in 1980 we’d now have the internet, I’d probably have tried to avoid standing next to graffiti of a giant flying penis insect when the camera was about.

Nick Webb… blimey that takes me back too , Charlie and I where good friends often stayed at his place in Cornwallis Terrace .