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celeste

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Re: 70's / 80's clubs....
« Reply #45 on: 16:50:55, 04/03/11 »
I think either Umberto or Stannage went to Century FM but that has changed it's name, don't know what it's called now
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celeste

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« Reply #47 on: 20:12:08, 04/03/11 »
Thanks for that O0 :)
 
Remember now, Century FM changed it's name to Real Radio
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« Reply #48 on: 17:08:18, 05/03/11 »
Hi Penny, yes it was the Conti ( continetal) . Thanks for that it really gets under your skin when you carnt remember.  :) 

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« Reply #49 on: 17:11:42, 05/03/11 »
Penny, if im not mistaken i thought it was Selwin Demmy ( the bookmaker) who owned the Millionare ?

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« Reply #50 on: 18:03:53, 05/03/11 »
Glad to be of help re the Conti, Chad!  You may well be rite about the Millionaire club. I just seem to think chris quentin, who was brian tilsley in corrie used to own a club and thought that was it. Must be me age...aargh!  I now live in derby but am desperate to move back to m'cr...tis very borin here and they dont cater for oldies like me who still like indie music!

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« Reply #51 on: 18:30:18, 05/03/11 »
Penny, if im not mistaken i thought it was Selwin Demmy ( the bookmaker) who owned the Millionare ?
My father knew the Demmy brothers, I think they owned the Phonograph on King Street and then the name changed, maybe they changed it. :-\
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« Reply #52 on: 12:41:03, 08/03/11 »
Hi Penny one good turn deserves another, I can help you there the club Chris Quentin owed was the High Society it was near the Union pub  on the opposite side of Princess St.  It had a class dance floor with different coloured lights under neath it.   Never lasted ver long.

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« Reply #53 on: 12:47:34, 08/03/11 »
hi Celeste, the Demmy's Gus and Selwin, owned or had stakes in a few clubs in Manchester at different times.  As i recall a couple were Millionare, Time and Place, Slack Alices although said to be owned by George Best, Someone told me ( if true) it was bankrolled my Selwin Demmy.

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« Reply #54 on: 17:00:21, 08/03/11 »
Hi Penny one good turn deserves another, I can help you there the club Chris Quentin owed was the High Society it was near the Union pub  on the opposite side of Princess St.  It had a glass dance floor with different coloured lights under neath it.   Never lasted ver long.

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« Reply #55 on: 20:17:33, 08/03/11 »
Thanx for that, chad. I remember it was near princess st. Only went there a couple of times and it was pretty dead as i recall. My fave places were the conti, hacienda, swingin sporran and cyprus tavern. I also remember a club with knickers on the ceiling! Lunchtimes were usually spent in the crown and anchor nr dale st. Pete shelley of  buzzcock was often in there

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« Reply #56 on: 20:30:23, 08/03/11 »
hi Celeste, the Demmy's Gus and Selwin, owned or had stakes in a few clubs in Manchester at different times.  As i recall a couple were Millionare, Time and Place, Slack Alices although said to be owned by George Best, Someone told me ( if true) it was bankrolled my Selwin Demmy.
A girl at the Airport where I worked said they were known as the 'cream bun boys' or something similar - maybe you can guess why, can't put it on here as I don't know if anyone would take offence
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« Reply #57 on: 09:55:50, 09/03/11 »
Penny, the pub with the Knickers was called Paddies Goose ( nicknamed the dirty duck).  I used to work on Whitworth street  and often went in the local pubs for a lunchtime drink on Fridays.
 
Cleste,  not sure about the cream buns lol

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« Reply #58 on: 10:32:52, 09/03/11 »
god my minds going now lol.... Tommy Ducks was the more popular name for the pub it was on one of the streets of Oxrord road 

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« Reply #59 on: 12:33:33, 09/03/11 »
Tommy Ducks, which was a grade 1 listed building was, allegedly, torn down by the brewery who wanted to sell the land to property devolopers. The council refused to issue a demolition order because of the building's status - so the brewery ( crafty beggars ) had it demolished over-night.They were ,consequently, fined 100k.
Chad, as you say, the pub was situated off Oxford Road on East Street - I used it occsionally in the early sixties - always good for a laugh.