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well i was traveling over trent bridge yesterday and was saddend because the pub was all boarded up, well i had many a happy time djing there as well as having a few drinks there (ahem) and i bet there is a few of us left who can remember the sunday nights with ray robinson/terry reid(i think) big al on tuesdays johnny moore on thursdays,myself ,shep and glen hobster (ross)

many a happy sunday my mate pete and myself used to go round with a vid cam taking shot of people we even went in the ladies toilet once and got slapped lol.

in todays living we would have never been allowed to do this (i blame the nanny state were in) it was good clean fun and no one cared because it was fun.

i remenber the back room used to be a wooden building where gaffa was the band of the day

i wonder who or what or if will try to reopen it as a venue or will it fall into the hands of the developers? i hope not because for a lot of us we grew up with that venue as a fun pub/entertainment room, shame if it goes

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Possibly not as old as you but this is the first pub that I drank in (illegally I dare say)..used to go to skating parties there.... there was always a dj on was this you?????

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Did Ray Robinson have a fall out with some one at the Mardi Gras and take his Sunday show elsewhere?? I know he came to us from the Town Arms , and then suddenly dissapeared.

Still remeber those videos you had . Twisted Sister , "Were not going to take it " and that one with the girlies getting their boobies out , smashing water melons with sledge hammers etc. (You also had a clean version where they kept their tops on !)

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well mariag i was there during the 80's sometime,and yes there was a dj on most nights but i didnt go there on a fri or sat coz i had my own thing at the palais,the sunday nights ray robinson used to get the lads Vs the girls in singing meatloaf's "paradise by the dashboard light" oh wat fun.

the vid you are thinking about beefsteak is "gimmie,gimmie good lovin" by HELIX and for some reason most people liked that version i played lol, but i dont know what happened to ray after the town arms or the mardi gras

dave willans was the landlord for a time there and his brother steve willans ran or still does the sportsman on trent bridge

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That's it , cheers Micky

Do you know who I am yet.??

The town Arms was run by Martin and Jackie , who used to have "The Porchester" on Mapperley top. (Cirrca 90-95 ish !MMSC) lovely couple if a little on the short side!!! (If they were to read this they would get the joke!!)

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The name 'terry reid' is very familiar, who was he?

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well mick2me i wasn't sure if his second name was reid but the terry reid you might be thinking of was a top class singer,i think he sang blues (but i might be wrong) i have some of his stuff.

as i said terry who used to dj at the town arms used to dress up in all sorts of gear and he used to fill in for ray on a sunday,so if anyone can tell me terry's second name just out of curiosity's sake

well apparently the pub has been shut for a year or two (so i was told) not wishing to be or sound disrespectful to the followers of the islamic faith but it needs to be a pub/function room, people came from all over on a sunday and i think that needs to be preserved,

i can understand that present times are tight and people cant go and do stuff like they used to but the town arms was an icon and deserves better (that's my opinion)

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that the guy thanks radfordred i knew his name wasnt reid but thats the only name i could get im my head.

yea beefsteak i remember Martin he was that tall short fella,i think the last i heard of him he was not very well.

and no beefsteak i still cant remember you from the mardi sorry, but one day my head might kick in to gear

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Terry something ran the Regency Club Greyhound Street around 1978.

But I cant remember his last name?

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Regency Club Greyhound Street ? is that near the market sq just off king & queen st? if thats the one alan hayes (mardi gras,arriba(spelling soz) owner) ran a club around there called the " colourwheel" and i'm sure there was a shop just down from the club what sold all types of goth gear,we had all sorts of band there like "the hunters club" "bomb party" and crazyhead plus others what i cant remember.

oh happy days lol

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Barbarella was the shop then it was called The Armory , it's now called Dollars $ and was ran by the family of the lad that was killed in Nottingham a few weeks ago .

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Regency Club Greyhound Street ? is that near the market sq just off king & queen st? if thats the one alan hayes (mardi gras,arriba(spelling soz) owner) ran a club around there called the " colourwheel" and i'm sure there was a shop just down from the club what sold all types of goth gear,we had all sorts of band there like "the hunters club" "bomb party" and crazyhead plus others what i cant remember.

oh happy days lol

The colourwheel was used a lot when rock city was shut for renovation..i.e. removal of that 'lovely' carpet....The armoury shop has been touched on this site before.... great shop at the time!

Perhaps metal mickey you remember the group ' sleeze patrol'? Wonder whatever happened to nutter 'punky wayne' (hope he's not reading this site!)

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The regency club was on the third floor of the building above the clothes shop.

I never knew Alan & Margeret had a club there? Though they owned Arrabellas

opposite the Theatre Royal for a while Mid 90's

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This could be the one mentioned elsewhere regarding Big Baz from the Sal and ex Mardi Gras, he may have ran it for Alan ???

I have a very vague memory of this

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yes mariag i remember sleeze patrol very well in fact i have a single on vinyl by them somewhere in my collection, i dont know where punky wayne is now but if anyone remembers "deuce" another "sleeze" band simon ward the bass player owns the intake club in mansfield cos iv'e not long finished djing there.

the guy who used to work for alan hayes (big baz) as he was called i think his name was barry bloom and he ran the sal as well as the hearty good fellow

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yes mariag i remember sleeze patrol very well in fact i have a single on vinyl by them somewhere in my collection, i dont know where punky wayne is now but if anyone remembers "deuce" another "sleeze" band simon ward the bass player owns the intake club in mansfield cos iv'e not long finished djing there.

the guy who used to work for alan hayes (big baz) as he was called i think his name was barry bloom and he ran the sal as well as the hearty good fellow

Punky Wayne was in deuce I think before! Also Greggo before wraith... saw them play down mardi gras many years ago.

Apparently Wayne is into surfing now (as in the sea) I believe Greggo is still around was spotted a year or so ago with a skinhead type of hair do - possibly still highly volatile man!Don't recognise the name Simon Ward... may recognise the face!!!!

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I remember greggo well from the Mardi Gras days , they used to have a band practice on Tuesdays in there , I ran the bar for them (Probaly took about £3 on the night !!)

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I remember greggo well from the Mardi Gras days , they used to have a band practice on Tuesdays in there , I ran the bar for them (Probaly took about £3 on the night !!)

Did a quick google on wraith and greggo is still flogging it - sounds just the same... but looks very different (my friend who saw him a year ago said he had skin head hair cut) he looks very different... have to say years ago his hair was his best feature... that and in leather tight jeans - shame about the state of his brain.

Having had to pack all my stuff last year I chose to keep and bring all vinyl and guess what a wraith 7 inch single is amongst it - given not paid for I hasten to add....

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Was Greggo not the boyfriend of Lisa with the large enhance breasts who appeared on big brother a few years ago ?

He also did temporary tattoos in Rock City .

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Not sure about big brother - never watched it...... Best guy out of the first line up of wraith was Jed - he put up with a lot of greggos antics.

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Thanks for the pics - so long ago and still can't remember Simon Ward.... Penny - there were 2 pennys... one looked a lot like goldie Hawn and she went out with Scott Carey (former wraith member) and I remember the other Penny who went out with Greggo (possible child with him?) not sure that she was porn material...... perhaps you are mixing it up with Tara? Tara 'Bardot' of the sunday sport paper! She may have gone out with Greggo - she went out with a few shall we say -she was not very tall but very pretty, a little pamela anderson - hence doing glamour modelling I guess. Is this the one you may mean?

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