Geezers Coach Trip to Sunny Brighton

Zaffer, Ray, Barrie & Eddie on Brighton Pier

Last Tuesday the Geezers, yet again, headed for the coast for a great day out at the seaside.

Eddie Snooks, The Geezers Chairman said:

The Geezers couldn’t have picked a better day to escape from the city heat. Brighton had a slightly cooler sea breeze and a pier that was used to film the classic Gangster film:
Brighton Rock.
The Geezers coach trip to Brighton: Zafer Hassan and Eddie Snooks on Brighton Pier
Zaffer Hassan and Eddie Snooks on Brighton Pier

Zaffer Hassan remembered the scene with Leslie Ash in the film Quadrophenia. A friendly postman gave the group directions to the shrine for mods, Quadrophenia Alley, another classic film location. Happily there were no fighting Mods and Rockers to spoil the day out.

Zaffer Hassan said:

I was too young to be an original mod but my brother and sister in law were mods. He had a Lambretta with all the mirrors, but it was stolen in Battersea. I was a mod when they came back in fashion although I didn’t have all the clobber. I’ve got the original Quadrophenia album somewhere.
The Geezers Chairman Eddie Snooks in Quadrophenia Alley
The Geezers Chairman Eddie Snooks in Quadrophenia Alley
Outside The Cricketers Black Lion Street Brighton
The Cricketers with a history going back to 1547 in Black Lion Street Brighton

Eddie said: “We did have a couple of seaside pints and we would recommend The Cricketers as a good choice.”

The Cricketers, Black Lion Street, Brighton
The Cricketers, Black Lion Street, Brighton
The Geezers coach trip to Brighton: Zafer, Joy, Ray and Roy in Quadrophenia Alley
Zaffer, Joy, Ray and Roy in Quadrophenia Alley

Barrie Stradling said; “The only Mods and Rockers memory I have was when I was at Margate with Mum and Dad days after Great Train Robbery of 8rd August 1963. I was only 4 and we got caught up in middle of a great big running battle.”

Eddie said: “I missed the mod era, but I did have a dead animals tail on an aerial attached to my Chopper bike.”

Roy said that he and Joy used to go to Brighton to dance to Eric Delaney and his band. He said his son had a chopper with a tail from a fur stole which also had feet.

Next Geezers outing is to Clacton.

Eric Delaney Album 1963

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