Hadley, we must have crossed paths a few times, these were my haunts too.I met Mrs H in Addisons nearly 30 years ago so a bit of a soft spot going on but i always seemed to end up in Trader Jacks for the last hour.
Mondays 10pence a pint in Bunters
Tuesdays Half-price drinks in Secrets
Weds Grab a Granny at Springs
Thurs See Tuesday
Friday Adam & Eve Sands Brannigans Waterfront Rumours Secrets Addisons Traders ( perm any 5 from 8)
Saturday See Friday
Sunday Rumours and any venue with midnight charity licence
Yep, we certainly did. Great memories.20s remember 70s Man Friday's we'd all congregate in the Grapes then a nominated person would pay to go in Man Friday's then open the fire escape door and let about 20 in buckshee.
Took the bouncers months to suss that scam out.
I still like the Galleon, although I don’t get in that often ( in normal circumstances) I find that there is no edge to the place .Me too Fatboy. Mixed memories of that "different class of dive" as you rightly put it.
One weekend (80's) met a girl and had a great weekend; the next week I was breaking up a fight and got blamed by the neanderthal bouncers.
They tried to throw me down the stairs but couldn't because I kept hold of them, so they would have fallen with me - didn't bother returning!!
Been in many of above, but spent my last few years of night-clubbing at Addisons (having one of those gold cards helped)
My favourite would probably be the Galleon though - brilliant place.
New the manager of the Cotton club Pete something can't remember his surname it was that long ago.Anyone else go to the Cotton Club?
Get your Blueberries, Gautier Shirt or Anthony&Alison tight t shirt on and dance yourself to almost pass out.
It was always full of skirt
Yep SpringsEvery Saturday night in the summer of 1997 in Brannigans.
What was the place at The Hilton hotel called? Tuesday night was nurses night apparently!!
Is that the place where The Lemon Tree was? Used to go in there every Friday night at some point. Either early doors before going into town or later on when heading back to St Annes.Forgot about Squires, I worked there on Fridays behind the bar, but we were required to break up fights as well. Some very bloody nights.
The Cleveleys was good, but Gallopers was better IMHODid anybody frequent the Cleveleys? Only open till 1 but many happy times in there. I was gutted when they shut it and it's WH Smith's now.
The Illawalla was pretty good and a relacement. Plenty of little rooms and bars off the main dance floor that you could get lost in if you were up to no good