The Sun Lounge Marina St Leonards-on-Sea – summer programme 1969

Matt Thomas… Didn’t Uncle Percy do shows at White Rock as well?

Sheila Maile… Remember Tina playing at Chatsworth

Stephanie Blackledge… My grandad, Howard Birchall, played with both Gordon Rider and Prince McBride. He was also in the Palm Court Orchestra which performed at The Grand Hotel

Fiona Evans… Aah,those were the days.!

Alan Esdaile… I remember working here in the school holidays for Mr Lee. I thought he had gone to the White Rock,  not busy, so I played the piano. He came storming out his office and went mad and put me on cleaning the toilets duty for a week!

Chris Baker… My Mum, Brenda Baker, used to sing with them in the late 50s / early 60s.


Trevor Webb – Eversfield Place St Leonards 1966

supplied by Trevor Webb

Trevor Webb… One of my Favourite photos taken 1966 by Hastings pier with view of Eversfield Place Central St Leonard’s .

Peter Houghton… I remember the cafe just behind you and that building next door must have been pulled down because i remember it was waste ground and people parked their cars there

Chris Meachen… The Lido coffee bar back there somewhere.. Hangout of ‘greasers’ where I spent a fair bit of my early teens.

Andre Martin… This must have been taken summer 66, the building behind the group with scaffolding was being demolished to clear the eyesore opposite the Pier where the Queen would visit on 14th October to see the Triodome. Yes there was a temporary car park on that site, which now is flats

Richard J Porter… Jacqui remembers it well. Her parents were Civic knees up.

Carol Paffett… Many a good evening sitting in the Lido , great coffee