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Old Manchester / Re: Bellott Street Cheetham
« Last post by St Chads Lad on 21:38:08, 21/08/19 »
Yes, the picture house was the ABC Premier, it was a lovely theatre, the Temple picture house was further toward town, not as plush, we called it 'the bug hut'😁
. The area's a mess now sadly.
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Old Manchester / Re: Piccadilly
« Last post by celeste on 21:33:06, 21/08/19 »
Well, the Kardomah is now a McDonalds and before that it was Ronnie Scotts
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Old Manchester / Re: Bellott Street Cheetham
« Last post by queally15 on 21:25:06, 21/08/19 »
Last time I visited it was still there. I used to go to the cinema on the corner of Waterloo Road and Cheetam Hill
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Old Manchester / Re: Piccadilly
« Last post by queally15 on 21:22:55, 21/08/19 »
Kardomah I remember. Those were wonderful days. We didn't know how lucky we were. Fantastic music, no stress and a gentle way of life. I would hate to be a teenager now. It was a coffee scene then. I should have appreciated it more.
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Old Manchester / Re: Piccadilly
« Last post by celeste on 21:16:36, 21/08/19 »
He definitely would have, I only know of it secondhand - he was always in town, his office was above the cafe, he would walk from there to the Kardomah or Meng and Ecker
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Old Manchester / Re: Piccadilly
« Last post by queally15 on 21:10:56, 21/08/19 »
The Espresso was a cafe. I'm sure your Dad would have remembered it
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Old Manchester / Re: Bellott Street Cheetham
« Last post by St Chads Lad on 21:10:15, 21/08/19 »
As kids we played in Bellott St Park occasionally.
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Old Manchester / Re: Piccadilly
« Last post by celeste on 21:08:45, 21/08/19 »
I could have been meaning the Bossa Nova which was owned by Chick, but I remember the name Expresso Bongo, there will be members on here who will have been to both clubs.
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Old Manchester / Re: Piccadilly
« Last post by queally15 on 21:02:59, 21/08/19 »
I only remember the Bongo belonging to a Greek Cypriot called Mr Andrews. He also owned the Gay Dolphin on Piccadilly where the Piccadilly tavern is now. I used to have a major crush on his nephew Chris!! I was 16 /17 at the time. My friends and I used to frequent the cafe most lunchtimes. There was an Irish girl called Mary who also worked there.
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Old Manchester / Re: Piccadilly
« Last post by celeste on 20:36:07, 21/08/19 »
Does anyone remember the Gay Dolphin cafe on Piccadilly during the late 60's? They used to serve a dish called Vienna steak which was basically a hamburger and chips!! My friends and I used to go there mainly to ogle the dishy Greek waiters Chris and George!! We worked on Lena St at Sparrow Hardwick. They were really happy fun-filled times. The same owner a Mr Andrews owned the Expresso Bongo near Victoria Station.


The Expresso Bongo is ringing a bell, wasn't it on Todd Street, when my father sold the cafeteria it was to a Chinese guy called Mr Lee, at one time it became a nightclub, owned by Chick - his son is a member on here.
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