The Yetties -The Black Horse 13th March 1979

Alan Wood… Great venue ,sometimes iffy groups

Wendy Weaver… I was there😀. Been to many of their gigs since. They retired about 5 years ago and Pete Shuttler sadly died in September 2014. Bonnie is still talking and singing about our beloved Dorset

Iain Cobby… the Catsfield Steamers played at Jo and I’s wedding in Beckley many years ago! They were fantastic and made the day.Shine on!

Black Horse Folk Club sticker/flyer – early 70’s

supplied by Roger Carey

Pete Fisher… First place I ever played in public…would have been late 1969/early 1970 I think, with my mate Tim from school. We were both 14 going on 15, but had greatcoats, which we hoped would make us look old enough to be allowed in, but they served us half pints without a murmur. It was a kind of open mike night, and I think we opened with Dylan’s Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat, with Tim on vocals. We also attempted Leavin’ Blues, which I had on the first Taste album, and I played slide and sang. Tim had a battery powered mini transistor amp and speaker attached to his acoustic, which added a fuzz guitar effect, which made the traditionalists frown, but we got away with it. I think Mike Absalom was the main act/MC…

David Betts… Sam Sewell asked me to meet with Eddie the landlord to see if we could start a folk club,Sam and I where both at Bexhill grammar school,anyway Colin Potter and me where already running the New Inn Sidley folk club ,so starting the Black Horse was not a problem.I understand from my sis,that there has been some arguments in the past as to who started it,I can categorically say that the idea came from Sam Sewell,but the actual founders and first residents,were me and Colin. Thinking back,I left England in 67 and started the club while still at school,so it probably opened around 65…66 ?

Paul Bannister… Wow – two names dredged from my distant childhood memories – the Black Horse Folk Club and Roger Carey!

Mike Waghorne… I remember it well in the late 70 ‘s

Friday Nite Swing Sessions – The Black Horse 1976.

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Jim Breeds… ‘Snatch’ Snashall. Hmm…. I was recently trying to remember the stage name of a jazz violinist that I used to work with at Ashdown House at about that time. He played in a jazz band at the Hayloft & occasionally the Black Horse. Real name was Jim but I can’t remember his last name. Maybe this Snatch is the guy … Jim had played Jazz with Spike Milligan in Bexhill in WW2.

Peter Thomson… It was Jim Small, Jim. Used to launch into impromptu bursts of solo violin during lunch breaks. They were one and the same, as betrayed by a photo in one of Milligan’s books (can’t remember which).

Black Horse Music Festival 1996.

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photo: The Lost Boys Pete Prescott. supplied by Pete Prescott

Pete Prescott…   A year I’ll never forget. It was the lost boys last gig. Very emotional.i loved being in that band. It was filmed. I still have it. I should put some of it on you tube. Amazing much missed festival.

Kev Towner… Yes you should Pete!!

Paul Dengate… Couldn’t have been a better folk reunion day.

Stuart Moir… Saw the video at Pilot studio, brilliant performance loved it