Andre Palfrey-martin collection
Robert Carey… Group from Newcastle. The brother of Shorty (drummer) lives in Bexhill.
John Warner… Good group!
shop & photo source unknown but Hammonds was similar
Colin Bell asks Who remembers Hammonds Toy Shop, where you put a penny in the window slot to make the train go round?
Alan Esdaile… Remember it well. Anyone got a photo?
Martin Richter… anyone got a penny? i think the coin-slots were still there the last time i was there?
Yvonne Cleland… My mum ALWAYS had a penny to spare for this when we lived at Marina. Magic xxx
Peter Fairless… Yes, used to be an add on to the regular Christmas trip to see Kings Road lights. A walk down to the front to see the train and then walk back up to Kings Road and some sweets from Woolworths!
Steve Cooke… Loved it. Great shop and always a grand window.
Bernard Goffredo… Loved that when I was a kid
Steve Fox… Oh yes.
Judie Struys… I do indeed. My bus stop was just outside x
Andy Clarke… I also remember the toy shop at Silverhill had one that took 2p to get it going.
Steve Thorpe… Remember Hammonds, I put £1 per week from my paper round on account and eventually paid for a train set!
Alan Esdaile… one penny! and how exciting and happy we were to watch it go round.
Martin Richter… bus fare to my nan’s and her *magic cupboard* was a ha’penny
Stephanie Blackledge… Oh yes! Happy days
Tim Moose Bruce… Toy shop called Arbours (later called Wonderful Wilsons) in Western Rd Bexhill had a coin operated train set in its window.
Angela Frances Gardner… It was 4 old pence when I was a child in the mid 60s.
Josie Lawson… Is that the toy shop I think my parents took me in just before Christmas one year. I think it was the only toy shop there . I loved it.
Nicola Dobson… Loved it put a penny in the slot
Jon McCallion… Yes remember it wel
Cris Kennard… Gosh that brings back memories mum always had spare 1d.
Tony Court-holmes… yes very well
Josie Lawson… I remember the address now too. It was my first transistor radio I bought there. I used to listen to radio Luxembourg on it at night, and I believe the pirate stations, I think I was 16 years then so was in the 60s. Thanks Alan for finding it…
Barry French… My mum played Piano & would pop in there for sheet music , & I’m sure I bought guitar strings from there. (These were made by Cathedral & were always breaking)
Fiona Evans… I do & clarinet reeds !
Mark Hardwick… Black Cat Pub and Grill.
Part exchange your piano for a radiogram or television in 1965.
Was this still called Attwells in 1909?
Roy Penfold… in 1911 the shop was Hermitages, listed as a pianoforte dealer with branches here, Robertson Street, Eastbourne and Tunbridge Wells. (source 1911 Kellys)
supplied by Roy Penfold
Josie Lawson… I bought a transistor radio sponsored by my dad…It was called His Masters Voice
Matt Thomas… HMV
Malcolm Sharp… just shown hastings pipe group
Dave Nattress…My dear departed (long since) Dad and a smelly, ‘orrible, stink the house out thing it was too!! Was much later in my life before I discovered a bit of Dark Shag for myself. Oops! Am I allowed to say this?
Mike Vawdrey… Smoked a pipe between 1964 – 9 because I thought it made me look intellectual and lent a certain gravitas ! (along with reading The Times although I really found it very boring). In the end decided it was a filthy habit. Genuinely liked the taste of some tobaccos such as Cope’s Escudo. Digger was bit rough however. St Bruno wasn’t bad or for a milder smoke Three Nuns , Edgeworth or some of the rather perfumed Dutch blends – Holland House ? ?
photo source: http://www.nickwarburton.com/wordpress/?cat=11
Andre Palfrey-martin collection
Paul Morfey… Still got the single, almost 50 years old. Great song, great era in English music!!
Mick O’Dowd… Great group. One of my faves even though they were short-lived. At least Frampton went on from being “The Face of 67” to being a very talented artist.
Lloyd Johnson… Before they became The Herd some of them were in a band called The Preachers. The Preachers also played The Witchdoctor around 1964.It was my mate Dave Muriel’s 21 Birthday and they were friends of his so they came to Hastings early and played his birthday party the evening before The Witchdoctor at The Pamdor Club above the Coffee bar in Queen’s road.There were around 20 or so of us.Les Martin who ran The Club kindly let Dave have his party there.
Tony Court-holmes… too young