The first Southend Mods - Mick Bray

A great video where original 60's mod, Mick Bray, takes us back to the early 60's when he was among the first Mods in Southend. 

He talks about Shades cafe and apects of the mod scene in the town.

The original item is posted on Breaking The Rules- Southend

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  • I try to keep my blog up to date with all the latest mod events in Southend on Sea:

    • Hi mate - just wanted to say thanks for listing Dandy Bloom on your blog in the past.


    • Steve do you know about whether that mod night is for any ages since I'm 16 and I was thinking about going to it because me dad said it's where his lot used to go and there's no clubs in Chelmsford!!!!

  • Great to hear from an Original Southend ( My Old Manor) Mod. Made a mistake on the Lambretta an LI series1 not LD bless him. Never heard of Shades, sounded Ace. The Castle Pub still exists on the seafront, scooter riders still meet there to this day. The Cricketers Pub is still a credible live music venue. The Halfway House is another good seafront pub to stop off for a pint after cruisin the seafront a few times. The Who played another seafront venue The Kursal in the mid 60s.

    Southend has always had a Mod scene, to this day,usually monthly Mod nite at The Railway Pub,  Southend Shakedown-Mods n Rockers rideout, London to Southend Rideout. Kegra Racing scootershop and one another scooter shop I dont know the name of in Eastwood.Carmel Records, Pie n Mash shops. 

    Interestin stuff.

    • The biggest Southend music venue is The Cliffs Pavillion overlooking the seafront, large venue. Seen Steve Marriott, Paul Weller and Ocean Colour Scene there.

  • i d love someone to catalogue these types of stories, love listening to them,great stuff

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