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"Gangster & His Moll"
Tommy 'Haircut' Lee and his Flappers
at The "Submarine"
Me behind the bar at The Submarine
"He Used To Bring Me Roses"
Good Times in the Old Days with John and Maddy
Maddy & Some Strange Fella!
- Madeleine Hall
- daughter of Grimsby Town Footballer Alec Hall
- Sadly Maddy passed away on the
- 1st November 2003 after a long illness but she lived
life to the full enjoying a cruise in August. She had a wonderful
personality and we all have our treasured and mostly funny memories
of the time we spent with Maddy.
- Never to be forgotten.
"The Fat R's Follies"
What can I say!!!
Scouse, Mick & Anthony
"Twas a dark, dark night........."
The Late John Farrah
Bingo Caller for Baron's Bingo on Cleethorpes Promenade when he was a slip
of a lad and Doorman at the "Sands Club" where he was very popular and had a
wonderful sense of humour. Then he went on to run his own pubs in the
Manchester area until his early death from cancer. Much Missed.
I can't imagine what's shocked her!
Clarice was Captain of our darts team at the 'Sands Club' on the promenade
for many years and also worked at British Rail and when she had finished her
shift it was just across the platform and up the stairs to the Sands to
enjoy another great night.
Caricature of Tom
Dianne had this done for her Dad.
He still had his old hairstyle then (known by the kids as
the 'walnut whip') and in the days when he was trying to give up
Electricity Sports Football Team
Telegraph Cup Winners 1964 & 1968
League II Champions 1964
Back Row - Left to Right
Roy Fenner, Tommy Lee,
Trevor Gibson, Trigger Drury,
Peter Smith, Barry Miller, ????
Stan Brooks (manager),
Brian Newsome, Norman Buck,
Eric Buck, Ian Bruce
"Seems Like A Nice Girl"
- Social Evening
- Front row from right
- Albert Meech (cousin), Myself, Jimmy Griffiths, Diane Page,
Eva Smith (cousin),
- Marina Meech behind Eva (cousin), Pat Griffiths, Barbara Snowdon??,
???, Cavell Smith (cousin)
- Centre Row (standing)
- 2nd from left Paula Parker, next to her Mother, 5th from left Cavell
Smith Snr. (my Aunt)
- directly in front of Paula Parker, Dorothy Ann Drew (champion Diver
during her time in India)
- Top Row 3 Ladies
- from left My Mother Gylettie Meadows, Mrs. Griffiths, my Aunt Maream
Some of the names of the others are Mavis Pullman and her
The Victory Kids
Left to Right
Jean (my aunt & mother of) Kevin, Marie, Kathy, Paul, Bill
Smith (brother-in-law of Jean and my Uncle)
Boys Football Team
Standing l to r: Matty Gardner(Armstrong
St.) Captain - Charlie Hall (Wintringham G.S.) - Tommy Lee (Harold St.) -
Cyril Moffatt (Harold St.) - Ray Goodey (Technical) - Johnny Lee (Wintringham
Kneeling l - r: Jimmy Dyson (Nunsthorpe) -
Terry Drewery (Wintringham) - Gilly Roberts (Elliston St.) - Dave Jackson
(Harold St.) - Roy Robinson (Clee Grammar)
TALBOT CLIFF SHIELD FINAL
Played at Sleight's Sports Ground
Grimsby 2 - Lincoln 0
Sea Scouts 1920's
- Top Row 2nd from right - John Evans
- 2nd Row 1st left - Tom Evans
WALTHAM TOLL BAR SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHS
Years between 1947 through to 1951
Year Two Year Three
Year Four Prefects
Butlins in the 50's
John and Albert on holiday together at Butlins.
- at Sheepfold Street, Grimsby
Tom Lee on extreme left, O. Birkwood, C. Stenger, B.
Wheatley, B. Riggall, T. Hoyland, B. Edwards, P. Richman, C. Baker, T.
Brown, C. Watmough, A. Bottomley, B. Riggall, L. Metcalfe, T. Major, B.
Charlesworth, R. Girling, D. Clarke, J. Hughes, S. Little, M. Raynor, R.
Cable, T. Colebrook (now Father Colebrook at Corpus Christi), B. McCabe, R.
Pearson, T. Chase, D. Gazely, S. Allen.
- Presentation by J. H. Nutton
- Bob Tasker on his retirement in 1958?
- Jack Wenham and Ron Pearson
Working on the Edge Avenue Scartho Estate for the
Football Match between workers from Gas Board
Back Row l-r: M. Little, B. Metcalfe, P. Brannan, D. Brocklesby,
D. Clark, D. Hull, R. Wood, J. West, Tom Lee, B. Riggall, ?
Front Row l-r: R. Cable, B. Blewitt, C. Watmough, P. Richman, R.
Huton, J. Crockart, G. Rhodes, B. Middleton, A. Goodwin
Cavell's Birthday Party at Scartho
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THE SANDS CLUB,
All the Sands
Club fans will remember Talli we had many happy times with her.
A great singer and entertainer.
This is Talli's grandson Aaron with Ronaldo who was at Manchester Airport
last summer 2007 when Talli and Aaron were on their way to join us in Spain
for a holiday at Neil and Tracy's villa.
Tony St Clair on the right with 'Roller Ball' Rocko in Tenerife
Tony is the Grandpa of Aaron, above, and ex-husband of Talli.
Tony was a regular visitor at the Sands on a Sunday Night
after Wrestling bouts on The Pier at Cleethorpes,
Rollerball, Honey Boy Zimba, Bert Royal, Johnny Saint, Brian (Gold Belt)
Maxine, Marty Jones etc.......
Tony was also British Champion and held other Titles
Tom, Me, Joy, Scotty
Taken "Under The Clock" on Cleethorpes Station. Tom
met Scotty whilst he was over from Illinois visiting his daughter Bridget, who
married Bobby Cummings and Bobby played for Grimsby Town Football Club.
1st Photo: Tom & Scotty taken on Cleethorpes Railway
2nd Photo: Scotty & Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis - Tenor Sax
player who played with Count Basie Orchestra. He also appeared at the
Sands Club and Tom and I went to see him play in Los Angeles in 1979.
Tom and Scotty hit it off straight away and remained good
date on Scotty - 2007
Scotty arrived at our door one
Sunday a couple of weeks ago during October with Barbara it really was a
'Blast from the Past'
Scotty and Barbara on Cleethorpes Seafront and Barbara with her Ticket that
cost her a £60 fine for dropping a cigarette end in the gutter. She
had been in England only a couple of days and wasn't aware of litter laws,
especially as there were tab ends all over the place and other litter.
The officials wouldn't accept that a warning would do in this event, so that
was her initiation to Cleethorpes. Thankfully that didn't put her off
and she enjoyed her time here.
It was lovely to see
Some of the
many acts that appeared at the Sands Club
over the years
left to right back row: Mitch Mitchell, Dougie James, "Sweet Chariot" [Drummy,
Pete & Ronnie]
front row: Tommy Lee with Talli on his lap
The majority of the acts appearing at The Sands came from
Millar Bourne Artistes Ltd of Manchester
Ray Millar and Mike Bourne became good friends with Tommy - Mike went to
South Africa managing acts including his wife Dianne Chandler and Ray
moved on to London where he is now involved in entertainment management
Whatever Artists Management Ltd
A Favourite at The Sands Club
Coleridge, Maxton, Ray, Mike and others were all part of
The Strand Showband one of the best Bands to come out of Northern
Ireland many years ago,
Well known for his many impressions, especially the Godfather.
Father of Max Beesley Jnr, star of large and small screen,
talented musician etc
1. Annie Laurence 2. Barry Lee 3. Cherry Roland 4. Marbles
5. Noel Burns Jnr 6. Sweet Chariot 7. Franklyn James
8. Dave Blakeley 9. Dudley Doolittle 10. Maggie Cole
Another photo of The Marbles
(Our daughters had photos of them all over the walls of their bedrooms)
All Wonderful Acts - Super Memories
MIA CARLA (Carole) came to The Sands time and time again
and we and the customers all loved her. She was a riot and I suppose
she still is. She has travelled the world over and cruised from the
Med to the Caribbean.
- At my Mother's funeral Carole sang 'She Was Beautiful (theme from
the film The Deer Hunter) at St. Peter's Church, Cleethorpes
- and I love her to bits for that.
At "The Sands"
Sometime in the early 1970's
A wonderful young man and very talented.
He took time out to visit our home and meet our 3 daughters, who were
very young at the time.
Dougie appeared at The Sands many times and on occasion brought his band
'Soul Train' with him. Great Days.
Dougie has three sons and the eldest Ryan Thomas is in Coronations Street
and plays Jason, and he's doing a great job 'A Chip Off The Old Block'.
Adam another of his sons plays Donte in 'Waterloo Road' and what a great job
he does too.
Tom & Dougie keep in touch and when Taryn and Andrew got married he flew
in by helicopter just to let us know he cared and after the reception he was
on his way back to perform in Manchester.
Paul appeared at The Sands Club many times and always sang
Tommy's favourite song 'Till'.
Today (Tuesday 7th February 2006) a 'Blast From the Past'
moment, one of our old band members Ray Perry (drummer) turned up at our door and he had
just got back from a cruise where he had been working with Paul around the
South American Seas and brought us a CD from Paul with his love and guess
what song was on it "TILL"
TOM WITH KEN DODD
Ken Dodd appeared a number of times at The 'Casablanca'
and had a full house every time.
TOM WITH THE SUPREMES
The Supremes appeared two nights at The 'Casablanca' and
included Mary Wilson on the left (the original 'Supreme')
Fabulous Nights, Fabulous Music!
Lloyd Hulme - we had many wonderful musical
nights with Lloyd at the Submarine and the Sands.
I believe Lloyd went on to bigger and better things.
Anyone who was a regular at the Flamingo Nightclub in
Cleethorpes/North Sea Lane
the 70's will remember
- A Great Act
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