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terry from ardwick

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Re: Manchester club's 1950's and 60's
« Reply #60 on: 19:04:10, 11/12/12 »
I'm sure I've posted my recollections on earlier threads on this topic, so you might want to search around the older posts on this site.  One of my main haunts was 'Placemate'.  Can't quite recall where it was situated, somewhere in Oxford Rd area, but it was one of a number of establishments owned by Ivor Abadi, a Turkish Cypriot.  Many of the restaurants & clubs were owned by Turkish Cypriots in the late 60s early 70's.  My favourite place tho was 'Rafters' on Oxford Rd where they used to serve up free moussaka to the revellers at around midnight.   8)
  I WENT TO THE PLAYGROUND DISCO PUB ON OXFORD ROAD IN THE 70S

terry from ardwick

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Re: Manchester club's 1950's and 60's
« Reply #61 on: 19:06:06, 11/12/12 »
I know this is an old post :-[ but I've only just read it!  I was in Manchester in the 60's.  I worked in Queen Street and our office was over the top of the Oasis club in Lloyd Street.  When the groups came we could hear them tuning up below us and I would dash around to the next street to see whose autographs I could get.  Herman's Hermits were based there and another local group called the Measles and Manchester Playboys.  I also frequented the Twisted Wheel, Jungfrau (near the Cathedral), Takis, Bodega etc etc.  Another frequented spot was Belle Vue on a Sunday night where Jimmy Savil wad DJ.  I have many happy memories from those days.
  I WENT TO THE PLAYGROUND DISCO PUB ON OXFORD ROAD NEXT

JONNO

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« Reply #62 on: 08:08:22, 12/12/12 »
All the same clubs that I enjoyed too, Terry, as well as the Manchester Cavern, Heaven and Hell ( a bit weird) and the Boneyard in Bolton. Did you also spend your Saturday afternoons in the Cona or the Mogambo? They were great places for meeting girls and getting invited to parties. Happy days indeed!

bluemikeaway

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« Reply #63 on: 08:37:10, 12/12/12 »
My favourite was the Oasis,then the old Twisted Wheel. I thought Heaven and Hell was a dump,only went a few times.Wasnt
The Heaven and Hells claim to fame that they did the first all nighters,I remember getting  offered Toast at some God forsaken
early morning hour!! :)


 

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« Reply #64 on: 08:09:30, 13/12/12 »
I think Heaven and Hell had some sort of religious input. My usual week was the Frau Fridays, Top of the Town Saturdays and Oasis Tuesdays.

maggi

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Re: Manchester club's 1950's and 60's
« Reply #65 on: 18:26:53, 08/02/13 »
Gosh  you all have brought back so many memories........
......Foo Foo, The Oaks to name a couple,
I used to go to the Oaks disco on Sunday nights, think the Taylors had it then,
I was only 17
Someone on here asked what was George Bests club was called, can't find the thread?
It was called Slack Alice
I worked kust near his boutique, think it was called Regina, on Parsonage Gardens, behind Deansgate

julie

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Re: Manchester club's 1950's and 60's
« Reply #66 on: 19:03:59, 08/02/13 »
nope still at primary school and would be for a good few years i remember the lads in our street talking about it inbetween bulldog go and football
fate keeps on happening

julie

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« Reply #67 on: 19:38:17, 08/02/13 »
the ritz that was where our mechanics went from work they said there was a grab a granny night ;D
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julie

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Re: Manchester club's 1950's and 60's
« Reply #68 on: 21:33:12, 08/02/13 »
Oh this rings bells I had an older sister who would visit these haunts and get a good wigging of our parents
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Lila swindells

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Re: Manchester club's 1950's and 60's
« Reply #69 on: 11:59:29, 10/02/13 »
Anybody remember the cabaret club Oxford rd it was owned by bill benny and Enid

beth

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« Reply #70 on: 16:47:45, 10/02/13 »
does anyone remember a small club in the 60s/70s in the city centre called the Black Cat Club?

bodzy

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Re: Manchester club's 1950's and 60's
« Reply #71 on: 19:54:07, 10/02/13 »
Anybody remember the cabaret club Oxford rd it was owned by bill benny and Enid
i used the club a lot,  my mates were on the door Pete Ogden and George Taylor, after drinking and playing in the casino there we would be across the road into Nicky's all night cafe  great times  also used the Portland lodge around the corner, iworked at Tiffanys at that time
 

Lila swindells

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« Reply #72 on: 10:03:28, 11/02/13 »
Do you remember billy keerfoot   I rember your friends on the door also nicks it was open all night all the elite of manchester were ther they were great  what happy times we had

tony dixon

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Re: Manchester club's 1950's and 60's
« Reply #73 on: 14:42:22, 11/02/13 »
Hi beth - I frequented the Top Cat on a fairly regular basis in the sixties.

It was located above the El Bossa Nova club which has been the subject of quite a lot of discusion on this board.

Here it is in 1980.


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tony dixon

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Re: Manchester club's 1950's and 60's
« Reply #74 on: 14:45:00, 11/02/13 »
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