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Old 04-08-2008, 23:12   #196
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Right, Al, well thanks for the trip up to Glasgow. Time to come back down South now to talk to some English mods www.modculture.co.uk
me mate used to speak to them on the deck, with a shillelagh.
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Old 30-05-2009, 09:37   #197
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Thank you all, what wonderfull memories this thread has brought back. The "deck" was "the" meeting place in the early/mid 50's - the other side of the town Hall entrance was the Haslingden/Rawtenstall/Bacup bus stop.
My first date with my wife to be was an arrangement to meet on the deck on a Sunday evening. I waited in the Elite Snooker club to watch the deck, to make sure I knew whom I had arranged to meet :-))) We were married for almost 48 years, and together for over 50 years from that first meeting.
The "Melbo" was the only coffee bar in those days - the introduction of the juke box and frothy coffee.
Thank you fro re-kindling some wonderfull mmemories
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Old 30-05-2009, 10:11   #198
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Thank you all, what wonderfull memories this thread has brought back. The "deck" was "the" meeting place in the early/mid 50's - the other side of the town Hall entrance was the Haslingden/Rawtenstall/Bacup bus stop.
My first date with my wife to be was an arrangement to meet on the deck on a Sunday evening. I waited in the Elite Snooker club to watch the deck, to make sure I knew whom I had arranged to meet :-))) We were married for almost 48 years, and together for over 50 years from that first meeting.
The "Melbo" was the only coffee bar in those days - the introduction of the juke box and frothy coffee.
Thank you fro re-kindling some wonderfull mmemories
The Elite Snooker Club Barry, used to nick of school and spend the afternoon it the Elite, up the stairs, dark and dank, those were he days
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:01   #199
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Pendy,

I'm sure it was the car...............Jensens were quite rare.
So it was you sat at the bar in the Astronaut......Do you remember a woman (not a girl you understand), quite attractive, petite etc., called Jean? She was almost a fixture in there.

Jimmy Crow, Mick Absolom, Ben Watson...they were the spivs of the day (60's and early 70's)...remember any of them?

Wynonie,
The only pub that I'd go into in the town centre is the Arden or the Warners....But not at night. Almost all pubs, anywhere, have been devastated and are normally full of the yob culture, they have to be so, just to make a living. But with a 33cl bottle of Bud costing 2.50 or more, they can stick 'em.

Naturally there are still a few good 'uns. Like the Stag, Rose & Crown, Heys Inn, but not many more.
Jimmy Crow and Mick Absolam (who at one time wasdin the Merchant Navy( used to drink in the "Nags Head".
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Old 22-07-2009, 21:55   #200
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I was one of the mod dudes with my brother Tony and Jimmy Lightbown, also isaac, vito, Tom Robinson, Dave Tunnicliffe etc. spent many a happy hour watching the girls walking by.
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Old 22-07-2009, 22:08   #201
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I was one of the mod dudes with my brother Tony and Jimmy Lightbown, also isaac, vito, Tom Robinson, Dave Tunnicliffe etc. spent many a happy hour watching the girls walking by.
ya missed florrie from that collection bicky.
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Old 22-07-2009, 22:29   #202
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I was one of the mod dudes with my brother Tony and Jimmy Lightbown, also isaac, vito, Tom Robinson, Dave Tunnicliffe etc. spent many a happy hour watching the girls walking by.
I remember or have "heard of" most of them lads Bicky....I reckon they were a few years older than myself...I didn't have Vito and Isaac marked down as mod dudes
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Old 23-07-2009, 21:10   #203
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Bicky, his bro, Jimmy Lightbown and Al Gilmartin were the mod dudes. Isaac, Florrie, Vito, Dave Tunny and co were more yer "bohemian" types!
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Old 23-07-2009, 22:30   #204
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the late "Billy Anderson" also Tommy Whalley, were mods of that era.
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Old 24-07-2009, 07:42   #205
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This is from Manchester beat,
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Old 24-07-2009, 10:05   #206
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This is from Manchester beat,
Hell Alan that brings back memories Astoria Four Pennies and the Dappers, Frannie and Bernard Franks the good old days
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Old 24-07-2009, 10:37   #207
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saw lots of good early bands up yhe Astoria..Rawtenstall
Fontella Bass The Kinks Pretty Things

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saw lots of good early bands up the Astoria..Rawtenstall
Fontella Bass The Kinks Pretty Things

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Pretty Things beechy god were they Ugly Rosalind was one of theirs wasn't it
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Old 24-07-2009, 18:19   #209
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Tony Palmer is still in Great Harwood. (If it isn't Tony it is his brother David.)I know his daughter and son-in-law, his daughter has not long since had her 2nd child.

I knew Tony and his wife Pauline back in the Late 70s. He worked with my dad (Dougy Jackson) at Blackburn Group Training centre - teaching the young apprentices engineering. Nice guy.....
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Old 26-07-2009, 01:53   #210
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I remember Tom Robinson from way back, if it's the same Tom that was in a band years ago. Le Faulves. Please ask, silly name but they were ok. I think a guy called Rufus was also involved. Did a couple of gigs at Accy jaz club. Way back.
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