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LS1 wrote: ton wrote: Oh My God! Nobody else seems to remember that snake, I was beginning to think I was making it up! What year was it? My memories are quite vague but I remember really loving it and wanting my Dad to take me there every time we went to town. Must have been at least 1985-6 as I remember it as a young child...Anyone any other offers? Our son used to make a take-over bid for it and our daughter was just capable of negotiating it so that would be around '88.
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ton wrote: Oh My God! Nobody else seems to remember that snake, I was beginning to think I was making it up! What year was it? My memories are quite vague but I remember really loving it and wanting my Dad to take me there every time we went to town. it was near mothercarethere was also a dome with a clock that round it-very unusual.I think the shops are far better now in the mall than they were.has anyone noticed that the branches of H samuel are gradually disappearing?the co op had a nice cafe on the top floor.
I went down to the crossroads and got down on my knees
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the co op had a nice cafe on the top floor. i remember that and the toy departmnet with santahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/danielrobot/23262 ... 048827351/ the skywalk or most of it
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I'm 24 and remember playing on it - very bizarre structure and probably nowadays some PC busibody would instruct it to be smashed to bits on grounds of health and safetyI would have only been around 5 or 6 at the time so it's one of those things I thought i'd imagined....until I saw this threadOn a sidenote, I always thought there used to be miniture red buses in glass cabinets on The Headrow - does anyone know if these actually existed?Joined the forum today, and think it's absolute quality
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thanks for bringing this snake up. i had totally forgotten about it until i read this.i remember being really scarred of it when my mum took me to play in it the first time, and i wouldnt go in it lol.but then i loved it when i eventually went through and must have spent hours on a saturday playing in it (for being good whilst my mum was doing shopping lol)it did just disappear though wich was strange. does anyone have any photos of it anywhere?
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The walkway that came out of the Bond Street centre and ran in front of the Norwich Union building and so on actually had a name - it was called 'East Parade Walk' (I'm pretty sure of this but correct me if I'm wrong). I remember finding it with a friend one day and exploring it! It had areas with benches and I used to sit up there and have my lunch when I worked in the city centre, aged 16.