History(Jon Tame)

The Sandpiper Folk Club was opened in September of 1967.   The first act was Colin Scott who went by the name of “Scotty”. The place was packed. Acts who appeared were Jasper Carrott, Barbara Dickson, if you can remember we saw a trio in Cornwall that went by the name of “Bridge” who I booked for the club. In that band was a guy by the name of “Richard Digance” who went on to find fame on Countdown. Local acts that appeared were the blues singer “Rod Dawes”, “Harvey Andrews”, “Bill Caddick”, “Andy Dwyer” and the band “Crumbling Bandwagon”.
Some of these local acts also played at the club when it moved to The Three Stirrups inBrewood and was run by Pete Hancox.