Who remembers the BMW 300 Isetta asks Tony Howard?

photos supplied by Tony Howard

John Gale… Spotted this parked up in Hastings week

Alan Esdaile… Reminds me when we used to travel in Paul Wiseman’s bubble car. 3 of us in the car, group gear and microphones sticking out the roof!

Andy Clarke… A friend of my dads up Priory Avenue had one when I was a kid. Loved it.

Willie Wicking… Have a windscreen for one of those 😊my dad used to own 1

Merv Kennard… They had the escape hatch in the roof. Just in case the door jammed.

Jon McCallion… Owned one myself in the late 60s. Great little car.

Dave Nattress… Certainly remember them and I seem to think they were not so uncommon that you stared at them or thought them so unusual.

Iain Cobby… Remember Jon McCallion having one! I have a slide of it somewhere outside my parents house in St Leonards

Tracy Birrell… I remember this car.

Roger Simmonds… Me I had one !

Pete Prescott… I remember our neighbour had one. I would love to drive one.


Aquarius Club, George Street, Hastings circa 1973 – Tony Howard photos.

All photos © Tony Howard

Peter Fairless… Wow, a proper venue! Never seen it like that before.

Anne Murray… What was the nightclub that burnt down called?

Lucy Pappas… Anne, Are you thinking of the Hi Fi?

Anne Murray… Yes that could be it. I remember being outside and my friends brother was one of the fire crew!

Jacquie Hinves… Happy days spent there.

Lucy Pappas… Wow! I don’t remember it being like that!

Martyn Baker… It was the first club that I had ever heard proper seamless DJ mixing between dance tracks. I was 16 at the time, and it totally knocked me out!

Glenn Piper… I only went in once, and that was to work on a Budgie gig

Stuart Moir… Played that stage many times, lovely memories of my band mates above

Judy Atkinson… Used to go Thursday nights – Steve Maxted on his trapeze!

Reg Wood… Judy, Me too. Great memories.

Tony Davis… Had some fun nights there either djing or drinking

Kathy Harding… I met my husband there in 1972

Vivienne Gibbs… My father worked on the doors back in the day

Ian Watling… Fond memories, great place, thanks for posting

Mick O’Dowd… Saw some class acts here including Centre Page!

Clare Bennett… It wasn’t my sort of place don’t think

Christine Giles… Saw The Sweet there and Lindisfarne

Mark Randall… Would this be where I saw Haircut 100? Was it at some point called ‘Thursdays’ or some such ?

Merv Kennard… Worked with Tony from early 70s. Haven’t seen him for a few years. Hoping to be at next meeting with another newbie.

Robert Searle… Sweet were top notch, fantastic vocals and great backing, a harmony rock band.

Christine Giles… Robert, they were I was surprised