The Mint


 Information and pics kindly supplied by Brian Edmenson 


This is THE MINT taken in 1967 at the Marine Hotel, Seaton Carew.

l to r 

Graham Estill, Barry Barker, Keith Edwards, Brian Edmensen


Later most of the guys became The Jeff Smith Show Group 

l to r. Barry Barker, Eric Best, Brian Edmenson, Eric Leighton, kneeling Mike Gorman - manager. In centre was a "red hot mama " from U.S.A. Taken in night club in Surtees Street, Hartlepool

and, later still, they became Aquarius pictured here outside the Wesley when it was still a place of worship.

 l to r Eric Best, Brian Edmenson, Barry Barker, Dave Hogbin,all holding Linda Hogbin, who was soon to marry Brian Edmenson and form a duo as linda and brian.

This was Linda and Brian in 1973


Linda and Brian had four years off the road to have children and came back as "Now n Then" .

Here they are on stage at Haggerston Castle and posing in the Burn Valley Gardens.