Eel Pie Island Hotel & Dancehall  /  L'Auberge

Eel Pie Hotel  L'Auberge

"And who's going to be the one, to say it was no good what we done?"



contacts and memories  (updated June 2024)
whatever happened to? (1969-1971)


    Eel Pie Hotel up to 1964
people 1964-65 (i)
people 1964-65 (ii)
people 1969-71 (i)
people 1969-71 (ii)
people 1969-71 (iii)
people 1969-71 (iv)
Eel Pie Hotel 1969-1971
Eel Pie Hotel after 1971
L'Auberge Cafe, Richmond, Surrey
Richmond & Twickenham 1968-1972


    Brian Green & His New Orleans Stompers - Brian Green
Cyril Davies had the Eel Pie Island Blues - John Joyce
Eel Pie Gigs 1963-1969 - at GarageHangover
Eel Pie Gigs 1969 - lit by Mass Spectrometer Light Show
Eel Pie Island Roll-call - Pete Watt's comprehensive gigs list
Eel Pie Memories - from Comstock Lode No 7 - John Platt
mementos 1955-1971
Let's Swim To Eel Pie Island - John Joyce
Rich/Twick Jazz & Folk Scene - Roy Buckley
The Grove Jazz Band / Eel Pie - John Lamond
The Start of the Eel Pie Jazz Club - John Winstone

Eel Pie Heritage Board
Eel Pie Island Music Heritage Board, unveiled 24th April 2009
(click on pic to open full size image in new window)


    books & DVDs about Eel Pie Island - updated 21 Jan 2022
Eel Pie and Arthur. Inoculation against evil influences? - Leslie T Wilkins
Eel Pie Dharma - Chris Faiers
Eel Pie Island - Kevin Kinsella
Eel Pie Island (1948-1955) - Roy Buckley
Eel Pie Island in the mid-late 50s - John C Snelling
Eel Pie Marine Centre & Boatyard - Michele Whitby
Fantasy Island - Surrey Life (Oct 2009)
Hippies may have to leave island home (1971)
Met OJ on Eel Pie '69 - Weed
The Education of Desire (extracts) - Clifford Harper


    A Fragment of Eel Pie - a short film about the Eel Pie Museum (2019)
An Oral History of Eel Pie Island - 32 full-length taped interviews (2017)
Anie Nightingale remembering Eel Pie - Facebook video
Clinging to a Mudflat - clips from oral history project (YouTube, 55min, 2017)
Dwelling - Eel Pie Island, hippies and rock'n'roll (Podcast, Spotify, 33min, 2023)
Eel Pie - Grosvenor Road - video compilation of pics (Ron Wells, 12 min, 2024)
Eel Pie Island Hotel - Radio 4 (2007) - (check file-sharing networks)
Eelpiland - documentary film released September 2013 - IMDB
Eels and Pies and Rock 'n' Roll - clips from oral history project (21min, 2017)
Fumo Di Londra (1966) - clips from the film
Kenneth Cranham... - Eel Pie Island (Mark Burgess) - Radio 4 (2012)
London's Puzzling Places - Twickenham's Eel Pie Island - SWLondoner (podcast)
Open University documentary on the Commune (BBC2 TV, 1970)
Who Needs Eel Pie (Rank, Look at Life series, 1967)

Jon Janoff - The Ballad of Eel Pie Island (2004)

(written by Jon Janoff & Chris Faiers)


    Another Nickel In The Machine - A Rave on Eel Pie Island (Aug 1960)
Arthur Chisnall - obituary - The Independent  +  a follow-up
Arthur Chisnall - obituary - The Surrey Comet
Arthur's Experiment - play inspired by musical history of Eel Pie Island
The Eel Pie Club - preserving and continue the local R&B heritage
Eel Pie Island - Wikipedia page
Eel Pie Island - Flickering Lamps article (2014)
Eel Pie Island Museum - web site
Eel Pie Island Museum - Facebook group
Eel Pie Islanders - Facebook group (mainly 1969-71)
Eelpiland - The Birth of Rhythm and Blues
Meet The Inhabitants Of Eel Pie Island - James Fitzgerald (Aug 2017)
Mystery Jets - continuing the Eel Pie musical heritage
Newsgroup posts - interesting threads on Eel Pie Island, old & current
Come Hell or High Water - Richard Johnson (Sunday Times, 2000)
Time Out - Peter Watts
The Blues Came Down From Richmond - from thebluemoment blog
The Bridge at Eel Pie Island - article (2013)
Twickenham Museum - articles on the history & music of Eel Pie Island

map of Eel Pie Island by Cathy Horton 1992
Eel Pie Island (1992)

Weed's home page

thanks for inspiration to Canadian Chris, Dave King, Brenda O'Connell & Michele Whitby
thanks to Cathy Horton who drew the Eel Pie Island map (and thanks to Robin Fentiman for the scan)
Eel Pie Hotel painting (top left) by Dominic Mccormack, 1970
quote from "I'll Try For The Sun" (Donovan Leitch)
comments & contributions to
revised 15 June 2024