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Yes Jim,Tuesday night Locarno 'Teenbeat' 1/6 admission....and all trying to look like 'Billy Fury'

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Just looking back over the distant years when I was a youth in my prime and used to spend loadsa time boppin' at The Brit, Union and Boat clubs. They were the Mod days. Graduated to Hippydom a few yea

Only went in 'Whistle Stop' once,,,,just split from first wife ..so thought i'd go on the Pull...even recall what i was wearing ''Brown 3 piece double breasted suit...white shirt slim jim with tie Pin

Yes Jim,Tuesday night Locarno 'Teenbeat' 1/6 admission....and all trying to look like 'Billy Fury'

A question was asked by somebody on the Nottingham Facebook page; was there a club - or pub - or bar - called the Jethro Tull in the Lace Market. No hint of when it might've been, but probably 70s or 80s. It vaguely rings a bell with me.

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Was the Belvedere in the Lace Market? There was a club there with a jazz band that stopped serving drinks at about 10.30pm. We would round off an evening there after that time with a bowl of mushy peas before getting taxis home.

Yes it was, directly behind the Windmill which was opposite the Cross Keys. I think I spent more time in the 'mill than I did at home.

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Hi all , i was 14 when i first went to the dungeon on Stamford street amazing atmosphere with slimy walls i remember Sunday afternoons from 2pm with live artists also the Beachcomber club in the lce market, Jimmy Ruffin "ive passed this was before" ! Im in Spain now but visit Notts will be back end Oct if anyone wants a coffee and reminiss! Tim Northern

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Also first part time chef job they sent me from Clarendon college was the Parkside club on Station street , i was first day in kitchen and a door opened and in walked a girl dressed in only a pair of heels! I nearly chopped my hand off! She was a stripper on her way to her dressing room!!!

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On 3/16/2010 at 7:50 AM, hippo girl said:

the DON JUAN was the coffee bar on Parliament street......did start a thread on it somewhere...........can anyone remember the Barracuda on hurts yard ?

 No but used to go to the Don Juan all the time 62/63, hung out with Sandra and Pauline, can't remember their last names.

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On February 18, 2017 at 5:16 PM, Angela H. said:

 No but used to go to the Don Juan all the time 62/63, hung out with Sandra and Pauline, can't remember their last names.

Used go to Don Juan cafe ,back room in 63/4  with my brother Randy .

 

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On ‎09‎/‎05‎/‎2009 at 0:50 PM, Chrissiec said:

Hi Baz - Until I came across my old diaries, I too had forgotten a lot of names from the past. I'd forgotten how much fun we had in those days!

Chris(tine)

The 60's was the best time ever, great fashion......I was everywhere in Nottingham from the beatnik cafes , coffee bars, Locarno, Palais, Coleman's. Rainbow Rooms, Ice Stadium, Bowling Alley in the early 60's to the Salutation, George Hotel, Playhouse Bar, Boat Clubs, Dungeon, Hippo, 99 Club, endless parties in the late 60's, trips to London and Skeg......Met im indoors at the 99 club, was my most favourite place, crowded, noisy and classy, met so many lovelly people back then........Have so many happy memories of that time.......I married in February 1970, end of a great era.......

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On ‎13‎/‎11‎/‎2015 at 3:06 PM, benjamin1945 said:

Yes Jim,Tuesday night Locarno 'Teenbeat' 1/6 admission....and all trying to look like 'Billy Fury'

Our paths must have crossed then as I was everywhere in town then.......what fun we had...

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Second only post from a relative new member. Oh! Blondie...you have stirred up some memories.

We must have met. Started my Tom catting at the Palais, moved on to the Beachcomber, Eight Til' Late, Penny Farthing, The pigiale, Hippo, 99 & every place open til' I fell asleep. Nights started at the Playhouse bar followed by the Imperial & the Salutation & anywhere in between. I can't say the 99 was particularly 'classy' on account of the fact that they always let me in! My days in the ole' town ended in 76' when I departed the UK. My last year being spent mainly in the Newcastle Arms followed by Babel. Just imagine.....I might have bought you a drink!

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Yes!  Used to go there a lot from 1969 to 1972 with a crowd I knew from waterskiing down at Hoveringham, Gunthorpe and Holme Pierrepont. It was owned by the Akins family and Denis Akins used to waterski, brilliantly too.   Had some fantastic nights in the Parkside, being amused by Miss Kathy bossing the Escort girls about.   One thing that I will forever remember is the ladies loos being just like padded cells ....... the cubicle walls were thick buttoned fabric, very odd ;)

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That's to prevent folk from banging their heads when staggering in !

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Awww thanks....;)

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I am reaching the big 70 on 21st Feb and find myself doing a lot of reminiscing partic when listening to Johnny Walker on Sunday afternoon.

Guy just on his show talking bout Northern Soul. Anyone remember Beachcomber or Dungeon or even Room at the top when Vic centre had steam trains i think.

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1 hour ago, Paul J said:

I am reaching the big 70 on 21st Feb and find myself doing a lot of reminiscing partic when listening to Johnny Walker on Sunday afternoon.

Guy just on his show talking bout Northern Soul. Anyone remember Beachcomber or Dungeon or even Room at the top when Vic centre had steam trains i think.

Welcome to Nottstalgia Paul, I used to go to them all back in the day, as did several other Nottstalgia members.  

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31 minutes ago, IAN FINN said:

I remember there was a disco/ dance hall called the Whistle Stop at Victoria Station in the late 60s early 70s.

I only remember the Whistle Stop being a bar, down some outside steps at the side of Victoria Hotel, used to go in there now and again in the early 70s.  My friend got her head stuck in the railings there, but that happened in the 50s when she was just a little girl.  The Fire Brigade had to get her unstuck.  

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Only went in 'Whistle Stop' once,,,,just split from first wife ..so thought i'd go on the Pull...even recall what i was wearing ''Brown 3 piece double breasted suit...white shirt slim jim with tie Pin thru the collar''' Although a bit out of practice   Felt the 'Dogs''

                Got me sen a drink and began surveying the crumpet...when i heard a girl near by say ''look at that old bloke with the 'Pin' thru his collar sweating'''

                 Well i was gutted and at 25 thought OLD ?  i drank up and left...Had a couple of drinks in the Miltons Head ...then into Babels.........much better met Doreen from Bridgford...........

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