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Old 09-01-2010, 19:13   #1
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Smile the good old days THE BLOCKADE

Saw the post on pubs last night and remember this one the blockade .
Joyce was the landady,Eddie and john her son .
any one else got a few tales , I have but will add them as the thread grows.
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Old 09-01-2010, 19:39   #2
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Re: the good old days THE BLOCKADE

The Blockade...a pub amongst pubs! You could actually "alter your consciousness" just by breathing the air in the backroom. Remember one night, a young lady who had been...err...taking some "medication", removing all her clothes and dancing on the pool table. This being, the Block, nobody bothered much.
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Old 09-01-2010, 19:53   #3
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was having a pint at corner of bar one night, was a guy i knew sat on a high stool round barfront, i decided to go fer a pee, on way through was a guy on telephone- saying hes sat at the bar now, thought nowt of it, approx 5/6 mins later back supping me pint n another guy i know runs in pub, grabs guy on stool, nuts him etc etc, stood tall n says= Am i still barred Eddie? Class pure Class.
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Old 09-01-2010, 20:14   #4
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Just wondering anyone had the pleasure of watching spoof played at the bar on Fri,sun night.
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Old 09-01-2010, 20:30   #5
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A sign behind the bar might be help
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Old 09-01-2010, 22:39   #6
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"hells kitchen"...was one of the back rooms and thinking about it now it was small..apart from the usuall stuff it was the first time I heard of Tequila slamming..whatching bods faces cringe up after salt n lemon was funny..and you could smoke in them days.
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The Blockade had one of the best juke boxes in Accy.
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"hells kitchen"...was one of the back rooms and thinking about it now it was small..apart from the usuall stuff it was the first time I heard of Tequila slamming..whatching bods faces cringe up after salt n lemon was funny..and you could smoke in them days.
was introduced to Southern Comfort wi Canada Dry in that room. already smoked.
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Old 09-01-2010, 22:56   #9
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I know old codgers go on about the good old days ..but the Block was a pub you could rely on to sort out a dull night.. I don't know how they got away with it..bleedin long haired hippies!
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I know old codgers go on about the good old days ..but the Block was a pub you could rely on to sort out a dull night.. I don't know how they got away with it..bleedin long haired hippies!
Always had a theory about that, cos know fer a fact the "Drug Squad" were well aware.
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was introduced to Southern Comfort wi Canada Dry in that room. already smoked.
Just reminded me Cashy.. once came across a bloke called "Bonzo" introduced me to a drink he called a "mind blower".. creme de menth plus double perno.. and it is a mind blower!
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Some of the tales John not a good idea to tell em on here,i think.
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and you could smoke in them days.
...oh yes, you could smoke...I smoked loads of stuff in there...I even smoked ordinary fags sometimes.
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...oh yes, you could smoke...I smoked loads of stuff in there...I even smoked ordinary fags sometimes.
they were ordinary fags in those days.
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Old 09-01-2010, 23:45   #15
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Hey it don't matter much now.. lets be honest the Block was the place to go if you wanted to partake in the old "have a smoke and get loadsa curry and chappattis"...or for the less well cultered Grammer school boys the "lets go home and play Ludo with my parents"
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