Town pubs of the late 70's/early 80's

Old, disused, forgotten and converted pubs
LS13
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Postby LS13 » Wed 14 Jan, 2009 9:31 pm

Tom Collins was the bouncer at Sunset and Vine.Always a bit moody, you couldnt have a laugh with him. Other bouncers I remember from that time -Lloyd, who must have been in his 50's and 'Eric Bristow' at The Bank. KG at Jacomellis, he was a great bloke and I still see him today, works at Leeds station. There was also a bald bloke who looked a bit like Marvin Hagler, he used to work at the downstairs Yates's. All handy blokes and there was none of the current all black, smart casual look for bouncers then. It was strictly DJ and dickie bow!
LS13
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Postby LS13 » Wed 14 Jan, 2009 9:32 pm

Forgot to mention big Bernard who worked at Foxes then Mr Craigs--you didnt mess with that big fella....
simong
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Postby simong » Thu 15 Jan, 2009 12:22 am

leesparky wrote: Anyone go to Cullens or Digby's??!! Were they on Wellington Street near the coach station? I was a regular traveller from Doncaster to Middlesbrough in the mid-80s, usually on a Sunday, and I was always slightly amazed at the lack of open facilities around it even after the licensing laws changed - I had usually an hour's stop-over between buses and even the cafe in the coach station was closed. I remember venturing out to find a pub and the nearest was Cullens and was also inevitably closed. It pretty much tainted my view for quite some time.
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Postby FLOJO » Thu 15 Jan, 2009 4:19 am

LS13 wrote: Forgot to mention big Bernard who worked at Foxes then Mr Craigs--you didnt mess with that big fella.... Was Bernards surname Toft? If so he is a cousin of mine, and there was father and son both called Bernard.
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kierentc
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Postby kierentc » Thu 15 Jan, 2009 6:59 pm

exiled in essex wrote: I think (correct me if I'm wrong) it became 'Panama Joes' after it was the Hofbrau Haus. That was a place you get in aged 14 and they never asked for ID! After Panama Joe's it became 'Sam Miguels' (does anyone else remember it in that incarnation??) then it became Yel! (with one 'L' and an exclamation mark). We used to go in before going to Ritzy's or Mr Craigs.I was over at Lakeside today (large shopping centre close to where I live in Essex) having a spot of retail therapy. A bloke on a till asked me 'where are you from?' so I said 'Leeds' (as you do) and he said 'I thought so, I used to live in Leeds, I lived there for 12 years and my parents used to run pubs' so I asked him which ones and he reeled off a right list of boozers including the Coburg and the Pack Horse! I wasn't expecting that in deepest Essex :-)Did anyone used to go in Madisons? Who remembers triples for a pound in Sunset & Vine? A night out for me and my mates would involve The Bank, The Bond, The Observatory, Stumps, Lichfields (had a good juke box with stuff like The Smiths on it), The Boulevard, Sunset & Vine, Barneys (became Swans later on, I've no idea what it is now) and clubs would be either Ritzy's (or Confetti's as it was when I first started going), Mr Craigs or Madisons (slumming it, haha). you must be a similar age to me, that sounds just like my teenage years! i bought my first alcoholic drink in PJ's aged 13 years, and i looked it too. after yel it became the tunnel i thinkconfettis and mr craigs...i feel old
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Postby joanne13 » Sun 11 Apr, 2010 2:18 pm

LeeRatbag wrote: Heh. Seems to be a few old Scrumpies veterans on here! Loved the place, it was my second home between '87 and '92, particularly the Tuesday glam nights and the Saturday afternoon sessions. Scabby little hole, but GREAT fun. I still miss it. I used to go there when it was Adam and Eves every Wednesday night without fail to see the punk bands that used to play there.
FLOJO
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Postby FLOJO » Sun 11 Apr, 2010 2:57 pm

LS13 wrote: Forgot to mention big Bernard who worked at Foxes then Mr Craigs--you didnt mess with that big fella.... Hi just looking through this thread again and saw this about big Bernard, was his surname Toft and there was father and son.
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jim
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Postby jim » Sun 11 Apr, 2010 3:44 pm

As a newcomer to the site I've not seen this thread before--but it doesn't half bring back memories.The first pubs I ever went in were the Central Market and the Ostlers......... when my uncle was the landlord.Scrumpies, obligatory for me on Saturday lunchtimes and nights in the late 80s, due to the number of friends I knew who went there, but I also remember it as The Central School of Dance, when you could have lessons in Ballroom some nights and it was a more general dancehall others. I believe the famous carpet originated in those days, it just never got replaced (or indeed cleaned). The number of city-centre pubs I performed in (oo-er missus!) over the years must amount to about 30%, but the two we were thrown out of were particularly memorable--The Whip for attracting female customers to a men-only pub, and the Marquis of Granby (a short notice dep job your honour, it wasn't my fault) for being bloody awful!I also remember the Central on Wellington Street as a great live music venue, with all the leatherette seats full of holes from stillletto-heeled feet standing on them for a decent view, and some great local bands.

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Postby RaggyTash » Tue 25 Feb, 2014 1:10 am

Loinerpete wrote: In the 70`s we used to start off in the gemini, downstairs by the ABC, then around to the 3 legs, the vine and the horse and trumpet, and then we would go into what we thought was the hub of anyones night out in town, THE PICCADILLY BAR. it was under the city varieties, everyones route seemed to cross over there, i worked there for a short time in 1977 as a glass collecter. I had a spell 2 years ago of going drinking around town, blimey!!! so many bars now!!!...I used to frequent the precinct a lot after it changed from the golden cock....now then....does anyone remember the snake pit????? I remember you Pete..me & my mates thought you were the bouncer there that just helped out collecting a few glasses now & then..I remember seeing you arm wrestle on "Indoor League"..was cheering for you all the way mate..those were good days,we used to sneak in the back entry to the City Varieties when the BBC were there filming (cables lying everywhere-wouldn't be allowed today)never saw many fights in the Pic (thanks to you) it was a place where you could get [edited for content] up in peace Best of luck mate..hope youre doing well Steve.
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Postby RaggyTash » Tue 25 Feb, 2014 1:18 am

wiggy wrote: JanCee wrote: stevief wrote: JanCee wrote: stevief wrote: JanCee wrote: It's just occurred to me wiggy, it might have been just 'le phonographe'. But anyway, we got there. Wasn't it also known as the 'Wigwam' at one time? Only that night when I'd had too much Double Diamond and thought I'd met Sitting Bull. I'm not speaking with forked-tongue here! I'm sure it was the Wigwam,don't ask me HOW! Okay then I must have been on the firewater rather than DD, Kimo Sabe. just checked with my own personal leodis(my dad)he says it was the wig wam years ago,so you've done it again girleo Wiggy..are you called Wiggy because you used to go to the casino in Wigan?





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