I did my first ever floor spots in the Beach Store. I was 16 and it was 1975. I loved the morning sessions in there. Heard Martin Graebe in there and so many people whose names I have long forgotten.
I recall the start of story-telling in there, maybe 1979?
I also recall with horror, the flaming back-killer chairs in there. One flaming narrow slat against which to lean!
BBC Folkweave used to a live broadcast from the Beach Store. I saw Alex Atterson, Bob Stewart (Psaltery, Graham and Eileen Pratt, Tony Capstick........