August 1957

By Sis Parsons

A Skiffle Band formed in the late 1950's would practise in the Hampden Arms public house in South Heighton on sundays.  Ken Parsons would beat the tea chest, Jack Ives  played the piano and piano accordian, Wendy Willard  played washboard, Albert Mockford the guitar and Derek Stripp was the vocalist.  Does anyone remember them?

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'SKIFFLE BAND SOUTH HEIGHTON' page

Sussex Express and County Herald

This page was added by Sylvia Woolford on 04/05/2008.
Comments about this page

Very interesting to see these photographs.  Jack Ives was my Father.

By Anita Ives
On 04/06/2008

My dad was Jack Holmes who ran the Holiday Home at South Heighton with Bridget my mother. He was a friend of Jack Ives for a very long time, and Jack played at my wedding reception in 1971.

By Terie Hounsome
On 13/02/2010

Wendy Willard married Ron Baker who are my parents, my dad was the main vocalist of the Hampden Hamsters. My mum and Uncle Albert Mockford are sadly no longer with us, the same as Jack Ives, Derek Stripp and Ken Parsons who was also my god father (so dad tells me,) dad is still going strong and enjoying his retirement on the golf course.

By Ray Baker
On 19/04/2013

Albert Mockford was my uncle. He later emigrated to New Zealand and continued playing in bands for many years.

By Sharon Palser
On 20/10/2017

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