Wanted – Hastings Pier 23rd August 1969

Martin Richter… the Move & kendo Nagasaki – woop woop!

Tony Ham… I met some of the wrestlers mentioned here a couple of weeks back.

Iain Cobby… I’m sure the Move gig is the one where they turned up late. My father was in the theater Bingo that night when the Move mistakenly thought that this was where they were playing. They quickly rushed up to my dad (95 next week) and profusely apologized saying the van had broken down   ( haven’t we all used that one?). I was  waiting in the ballroom for the kick off, and after the gig ( cadging a lift home) was told what happened. “Didn’t you get their autografts?” I said.  “Why?” he said. Doh.

Gerry Fortsch… The Move were great.

John Warner… Used to have weekly wrestling at the Strand Theatre club. Biggest laugh was Kendo Nagasaki who one week would be 5 foot ten and the next week 6 foot three.I think that there were about six of them.

Tony Ham… Peter Thornley is Kendo Nagasaki.

Couples Come Dine With Me – Wanted in the Hastings Area, Sept 2016

couples come dine with me

Not our usual posting but have been contacted by Channel 4 and this might be of interest to some people in the area.

My name is Natalie Orchard and I am contacting you on behalf of C4’s Couples Come Dine With Me as we are coming to Hastings, Bexhill, Eastbourne and Surrounding Areas for our new ‘Couples Come Dine With Me’ Episode. Please could I ask you to share the following information with colleagues, family members, friends and even your online community if possible as we are calling couples this week!!! Thank you. ‘The hit Channel 4 television programme ‘Couples Come Dine With Me’ is coming to Hastings, Bexhill, Eastbourne & Surrounding Areas and we are looking for COUPLES to take part! Do you and your partner host the best dinner parties in town? Come Dine With Me are looking for the perfect partnership to create the recipe for success! If you’re over 18 and have the combined skills to produce an amazing dinner party…. We want to hear from you! Three couples. Three nights. Three dinner parties. And a £1,000 cash prize.” The shoot will take place in the week beginning 26th-28th September / 29th Sept-01st October, so you must be available during this week.

If you are interested please email: sara.mir@itv.com and state the following:


Or alternatively please call: 0207 157 3795 / 0207 157 3870 for more information.


Reel To Reel Tapes Wanted.

Andy Clarke asks….Just a quick question as you are poss the only person I know who might be able to help. I work with special needs adults and one of the lads likes reel to reel tapes. Not to play them but to look at, touch and to spin on his fingers. We aways go to boot sales and he buys everyone he can find. He does however tend to break them and as they are getting hard to get hold of I wondered if you know anywhere we might be able to get hold of them for him? He has to pay for them himself out of his own pocket so the cheaper the better for him. It doesn’t matter if they are cine reels either.

Alan Esdaile…  Any help in the Hastings area?  All messages will be passed on.

Jim Breeds… I hope someone digitises any good stuff on them first 🙂

Andy Clarke… Big thank you to John Kingdon for the tapes, they are very much appreciated.

Factory – Time Machine Record Wanted


Can you please put me in touch with the members of Factory? I’m looking to purchase a copy of their “Time Machine” 45. Thanks, Lance. Lance Barresi Permanent Records email…lapermanent@gmail.com

Information has been passed on to Factory and if anyone else has a copy to sell then please email Lance at above.

Mike Curtis…..You’ll be lucky Lance. The last one I saw for sale the dealer wanted £800. Like me, my copy is warped, but it ain’t for sale.

Phil Thornton….mines all scratched up and I’m keeping it !

Sarah Harvey….I have a copy in excellent condition. I kept it in a cardboard sleeve all these years…but simply can’t part with it.