15 things that make you a Bournemouth-ite

15 things that make you a Bournemouth-ite

15 things that make you a Bournemouth-ite

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1. You were stuck in at least one traffic jam on the way to work this morning

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2. You know who Gordon the Tramp is - and if you want to find out more, click here

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3. You saw the IMAX cinema go up...

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4. ...then come down

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5. You've tutted at boy racers' thumping music as they tear down Westover Road

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6. You've been to the Air Festival

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7. You've made at least one joke about the surf reef

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8. You've enjoyed at least one Shakeaway milkshake

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9. You complain about tourists every summer - even if it's just once

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10. You went to the Westover Ice Rink 

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11. You miss the Shell House at Southbourne

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12. Whenever you see Brighton on TV you scoff: “Beach? That's not a beach!”

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13. You remember at least four previous names of Lava and Ignite/Circo and Elements/Zoo and the Cage/Clouds and Zigzags

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14. You went to Bumbles, Maison Royale, Le Cardinal, Berlins, The Gardening Club, Voodoo Lounge, Bar Med, Bliss, Toko, Mr Smiths Piano Bar at least once

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15. You remember when Castlepoint was The Hampshire Centre

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Here are some of your suggestions for things that make you a true Bournemouth-ite – or Bournemouthian as someone has suggested.

  • You went swimming at the BIC pool – complete with wave machine.
  • You’ve had a night out at Grasshoppers nightclub and Madisons.
  • You remember the roundabout in Bournemouth town centre.
  • You stood to watch Bournemouth play.
  • You remember the Pier Approach Baths - and the view across the bay when they were taken down.
  • You remember the bus station.
  • You’ve seen a concert at the Winter Gardens...or remember the Winter Gardens.
  • You were born in Boscombe hospital.
  • You went to Tucktonia.
  • You saw the trolley buses replace the trams.
  • You remember Fortes in Westover Road.
  • Roller skating on Boscombe Pier in the 60s
  • One for the younger ones - you went to 'Hot 'n' Horny at the Opera House on a Thursday night.
  • The Littledown Tesco area being fields with cows and pigs
  • You remember driving along Undercliff Drive between the two piers when a thoroughfare open to traffic
    • You went to Hailey School
    • Hampshire cricket played a festival week at Dean Park each August
    • You remember when the paddling pool at Southbourne was open
  • Cooper Dean was a pig farm
  • You know where Westbourne Eye Hospital was
  • You remember when Portchester School was in Portchester Road
  • When AFC Bournemouth were called Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic Football Club
  • You went to the Town Hall Disco
  • You remember Woolworth and Plummers stores
  • You enjoyed hot chocolate in Junipers café after ice skating
  • You remember the wrestling on Monday nights at the Royal Ballrooms
  • You climbed the “ladder pole” in Barn field Hengistbury Head
  • You went to Stokewood Road Baths for school swimming classes
  • You remember Boscombe before the Sovereign Centre
  • You went to The Continental Cinema in Winton
  • You went to the Aqua Show at Pier Aproach
  • You remember when Concorde came to Bournemouth

Want to put forward a suggestion for our list?

Have something you'd like to contribute towards our list? we'd love to hear your suggestions! let us know in the comments below, tweet @Bournemouthecho or email digital@bournemouthecho.co.uk

 

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10:19am Fri 28 Feb 14

Eddie's dog says...

You have had to avoid the attentions of Ken Bailey.....
You have had to avoid the attentions of Ken Bailey..... Eddie's dog
  • Score: 62

10:20am Fri 28 Feb 14

ctrewyou says...

So it would appear that you cant be a 'Bournemouth-ite' if you are under 30. Kind of makes sense, I suppose.
So it would appear that you cant be a 'Bournemouth-ite' if you are under 30. Kind of makes sense, I suppose. ctrewyou
  • Score: 25

10:23am Fri 28 Feb 14

BoscVegas says...

You have jogged along the prom to a public toilet only to discover it was locked.

You have been bamboozled by what to do when friends have come to visit and its unexpectedly rained.
You have jogged along the prom to a public toilet only to discover it was locked. You have been bamboozled by what to do when friends have come to visit and its unexpectedly rained. BoscVegas
  • Score: 45

10:38am Fri 28 Feb 14

webgremlin says...

You refer to tourists as "grockles"
You refer to tourists as "grockles" webgremlin
  • Score: 69

10:41am Fri 28 Feb 14

mat271 says...

I remember the Bic swimming baths also bowling in town.what about grasshoppers nightclub and maddisons. On a Saturday afternoon
I remember the Bic swimming baths also bowling in town.what about grasshoppers nightclub and maddisons. On a Saturday afternoon mat271
  • Score: 12

10:42am Fri 28 Feb 14

John T says...

You remember when The Echo was a NEWSpaper.
You remember when The Echo was a NEWSpaper. John T
  • Score: 143

10:56am Fri 28 Feb 14

muscliffman says...

You went to a very classy Bournemouth Town Centre because it was THE place to go - and of course you travelled there and back on those famous yellow electric trolleybuses.
You went to a very classy Bournemouth Town Centre because it was THE place to go - and of course you travelled there and back on those famous yellow electric trolleybuses. muscliffman
  • Score: 38

11:02am Fri 28 Feb 14

beachcomber1 says...

you remember when you weren't constantly dodging cyclists on the pavement and Prom.
you remember when you weren't constantly dodging cyclists on the pavement and Prom. beachcomber1
  • Score: 16

11:07am Fri 28 Feb 14

NONCOM says...

Eddie's dog wrote:
You have had to avoid the attentions of Ken Bailey.....
You have to know how to spell Ken Baily properly!
On a more serious note Ken did have the ability to invade one's personal space, but I understand that all the rumours about him were just that - rumours.
[quote][p][bold]Eddie's dog[/bold] wrote: You have had to avoid the attentions of Ken Bailey.....[/p][/quote]You have to know how to spell Ken Baily properly! On a more serious note Ken did have the ability to invade one's personal space, but I understand that all the rumours about him were just that - rumours. NONCOM
  • Score: 1

11:19am Fri 28 Feb 14

BarrHumbug says...

You remember standing to watch Bournemouth play.
You remember standing to watch Bournemouth play. BarrHumbug
  • Score: 24

11:22am Fri 28 Feb 14

Bpl333 says...

you also remember when Boscombe was quite nice and not full of drunks, druggies and free loading northerners.....
you also remember when Boscombe was quite nice and not full of drunks, druggies and free loading northerners..... Bpl333
  • Score: 87

11:25am Fri 28 Feb 14

devon fan says...

I remember the time the town had around 10 cinemas and a visit to Dean Court was a family occasion
I remember the time the town had around 10 cinemas and a visit to Dean Court was a family occasion devon fan
  • Score: 13

11:29am Fri 28 Feb 14

funkyferret says...

You remember the Pier Approach Baths - and the view across the bay when they were taken down.
The BIC being built.
Traffic travelling down Richmond Hill to join the roundabout at Bourne Avenue. (And trying to cross the road whilst they did!)
The ORIGINAL Dean Court.
The Bus station.
Seeing a concert at The Winter Gardens...
(Oh, and you've lived your whole life at 4 addresses within a 5 mile radius)
You remember the Pier Approach Baths - and the view across the bay when they were taken down. The BIC being built. Traffic travelling down Richmond Hill to join the roundabout at Bourne Avenue. (And trying to cross the road whilst they did!) The ORIGINAL Dean Court. The Bus station. Seeing a concert at The Winter Gardens... (Oh, and you've lived your whole life at 4 addresses within a 5 mile radius) funkyferret
  • Score: 26

11:36am Fri 28 Feb 14

mia400 says...

And going swimming at Pier Approach before they ruined it ! going in the cliff lift, remember Boscombe hospital, waited whilst they re-connected the cable on the tram and when where Bournemouth hospital is was green fields ! And being born here helps lol
And going swimming at Pier Approach before they ruined it ! going in the cliff lift, remember Boscombe hospital, waited whilst they re-connected the cable on the tram and when where Bournemouth hospital is was green fields ! And being born here helps lol mia400
  • Score: 13

11:38am Fri 28 Feb 14

mossy 1 says...

You remember that the correct term for being a resident of Bournemouth is a Bournemouthian.
You remember that the correct term for being a resident of Bournemouth is a Bournemouthian. mossy 1
  • Score: 62

11:44am Fri 28 Feb 14

QP-retired says...

You could drive from the Winter Gardens to the Echo offices in approx. 2 minutes!!
You could drive from the Winter Gardens to the Echo offices in approx. 2 minutes!! QP-retired
  • Score: 19

11:44am Fri 28 Feb 14

uberbloke says...

mossy 1 wrote:
You remember that the correct term for being a resident of Bournemouth is a Bournemouthian.
I think you'll find it is "pedant"
[quote][p][bold]mossy 1[/bold] wrote: You remember that the correct term for being a resident of Bournemouth is a Bournemouthian.[/p][/quote]I think you'll find it is "pedant" uberbloke
  • Score: -23

11:48am Fri 28 Feb 14

Chriswood says...

mossy 1 wrote:
You remember that the correct term for being a resident of Bournemouth is a Bournemouthian.
Correct!

And remember the roller skating rink on Boscombe Pier.
[quote][p][bold]mossy 1[/bold] wrote: You remember that the correct term for being a resident of Bournemouth is a Bournemouthian.[/p][/quote]Correct! And remember the roller skating rink on Boscombe Pier. Chriswood
  • Score: 11

11:51am Fri 28 Feb 14

Lord Spring says...

You remember the bus station for the single deckers in the middle of the Square and I do not mean the Hants and Dorset one, and the tramlines being lifted in Holdenhurst Road and the librarian checking to see if your hands were clean when going to the library.

Also it is not an ite it is a Bournemouthian
You remember the bus station for the single deckers in the middle of the Square and I do not mean the Hants and Dorset one, and the tramlines being lifted in Holdenhurst Road and the librarian checking to see if your hands were clean when going to the library. Also it is not an ite it is a Bournemouthian Lord Spring
  • Score: 10

12:01pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Lord Spring says...

Sh
ite is what Bournemouth has become
Sh ite is what Bournemouth has become Lord Spring
  • Score: 3

12:06pm Fri 28 Feb 14

eaststandman says...

I remember when the first language in Bournemouth was English....
I remember when the first language in Bournemouth was English.... eaststandman
  • Score: 87

12:09pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Kat129 says...

You remember jumping over the waves at the BIC swimming pool.
You remember jumping over the waves at the BIC swimming pool. Kat129
  • Score: 31

12:13pm Fri 28 Feb 14

boyerboy says...

You correctly refer to the local footie club as " Boscombe" or you were there when Ted scored nine( 9) ....you know the bay is correctly called Poole bay........you can remember driving around the square( except it was round of course)........you shopped in Plummers or Bobbies or any of the other equally fine department stores......you saw the Hants & Dorset bus station burn down.
You correctly refer to the local footie club as " Boscombe" or you were there when Ted scored nine( 9) ....you know the bay is correctly called Poole bay........you can remember driving around the square( except it was round of course)........you shopped in Plummers or Bobbies or any of the other equally fine department stores......you saw the Hants & Dorset bus station burn down. boyerboy
  • Score: 40

12:19pm Fri 28 Feb 14

SympatheticSam says...

When the council didn't spend £78,000 on a crappy sign.
When the council didn't spend £78,000 on a crappy sign. SympatheticSam
  • Score: 46

12:32pm Fri 28 Feb 14

nothingtofear says...

SympatheticSam wrote:
When the council didn't spend £78,000 on a crappy sign.
You remember pubs such as The Fox, The Pembroke Shades, The Pembroke Arms, The Prince of Wales, The Gander on the Green, The Smugglers, The Osprey, The Strouden Park, The Seagull and more recently The Dolphin, The White Horse, The Malt & Hops and ahem Deacons formerly The Palmerston.
[quote][p][bold]SympatheticSam[/bold] wrote: When the council didn't spend £78,000 on a crappy sign.[/p][/quote]You remember pubs such as The Fox, The Pembroke Shades, The Pembroke Arms, The Prince of Wales, The Gander on the Green, The Smugglers, The Osprey, The Strouden Park, The Seagull and more recently The Dolphin, The White Horse, The Malt & Hops and ahem Deacons formerly The Palmerston. nothingtofear
  • Score: 46

12:48pm Fri 28 Feb 14

M0Z says...

You remember when drinking after 11:00pm required prior membership. And a pint cost less than a pound. You remember the shock of hearing about the IRA bombings, and rushed to take a look (for anyone trying to remember the prior names of Toko and Bliss). Butlers and Parkers were your second home.
You remember when drinking after 11:00pm required prior membership. And a pint cost less than a pound. You remember the shock of hearing about the IRA bombings, and rushed to take a look (for anyone trying to remember the prior names of Toko and Bliss). Butlers and Parkers were your second home. M0Z
  • Score: 16

12:51pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Arjay says...

You can remember when there was a pianist who played on the balcony in Boscombe (Royal) Arcade... and there were seats where you could sit and listen...
You can remember when there was a pianist who played on the balcony in Boscombe (Royal) Arcade... and there were seats where you could sit and listen... Arjay
  • Score: 14

1:07pm Fri 28 Feb 14

speedy231278 says...

When people tell you Bournemouth must be a nice place to live, and you have to say it would be if it weren't for all the drunks, students, beggers, chuggers and Big Issue peddlers.

You are dismayed that yet another pointless vanity project has been approved despite money needing to be spent on public transport in the area.

You see another clump of trees felled and think "There'll be an S+D kiosk on that spot next Xmas" - and there is.

You've witnessed countless failings and dodgy looking deals by the council yet never seen a single member investigated.
When people tell you Bournemouth must be a nice place to live, and you have to say it would be if it weren't for all the drunks, students, beggers, chuggers and Big Issue peddlers. You are dismayed that yet another pointless vanity project has been approved despite money needing to be spent on public transport in the area. You see another clump of trees felled and think "There'll be an S+D kiosk on that spot next Xmas" - and there is. You've witnessed countless failings and dodgy looking deals by the council yet never seen a single member investigated. speedy231278
  • Score: 42

1:07pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Mindvor says...

John T wrote:
You remember when The Echo was a NEWSpaper.
Comment of the month :) A tip of my hat to you, Sir.
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: You remember when The Echo was a NEWSpaper.[/p][/quote]Comment of the month :) A tip of my hat to you, Sir. Mindvor
  • Score: 40

1:26pm Fri 28 Feb 14

stjxf12 says...

Woolco's at the Hampshire Centre, Town Hall Disco, Cooper Dean was a pig farm, Hot Chocolate in Junipers after Ice Skating,Trollry bus turntable in the square.
Woolco's at the Hampshire Centre, Town Hall Disco, Cooper Dean was a pig farm, Hot Chocolate in Junipers after Ice Skating,Trollry bus turntable in the square. stjxf12
  • Score: 17

1:33pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Ms daisy says...

Sour grapes, criterian, The vaults, Madisons 1and 2. Mason royale, Exeter hotel, 5TH Avenue, The Academy..The Showbar. Inn on the park.The Nightjar.Central bars Alcatraz. Hole in the wall, bunnies. Wow Im showing my age but had some good times.
Sour grapes, criterian, The vaults, Madisons 1and 2. Mason royale, Exeter hotel, 5TH Avenue, The Academy..The Showbar. Inn on the park.The Nightjar.Central bars Alcatraz. Hole in the wall, bunnies. Wow Im showing my age but had some good times. Ms daisy
  • Score: 37

1:34pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Agingdad says...

Criterion Pub, The Village Discotheque, Sneaky Pete's, Enfer, The Buckaneer and the lovely Jane (Welly) Boot.
Criterion Pub, The Village Discotheque, Sneaky Pete's, Enfer, The Buckaneer and the lovely Jane (Welly) Boot. Agingdad
  • Score: 13

1:38pm Fri 28 Feb 14

GeorgeW64 says...

speedy231278 wrote:
When people tell you Bournemouth must be a nice place to live, and you have to say it would be if it weren't for all the drunks, students, beggers, chuggers and Big Issue peddlers.

You are dismayed that yet another pointless vanity project has been approved despite money needing to be spent on public transport in the area.

You see another clump of trees felled and think "There'll be an S+D kiosk on that spot next Xmas" - and there is.

You've witnessed countless failings and dodgy looking deals by the council yet never seen a single member investigated.
Do you honestly think that it only happens in Bournemouth ?
Where did you get the name Speedy you're a bit slow, it's the same in every town these days, Not just in Bournemouth.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: When people tell you Bournemouth must be a nice place to live, and you have to say it would be if it weren't for all the drunks, students, beggers, chuggers and Big Issue peddlers. You are dismayed that yet another pointless vanity project has been approved despite money needing to be spent on public transport in the area. You see another clump of trees felled and think "There'll be an S+D kiosk on that spot next Xmas" - and there is. You've witnessed countless failings and dodgy looking deals by the council yet never seen a single member investigated.[/p][/quote]Do you honestly think that it only happens in Bournemouth ? Where did you get the name Speedy you're a bit slow, it's the same in every town these days, Not just in Bournemouth. GeorgeW64
  • Score: -12

1:39pm Fri 28 Feb 14

InkZ says...

How about driving around westover road, making other people tut at you.
How about driving around westover road, making other people tut at you. InkZ
  • Score: 12

1:40pm Fri 28 Feb 14

High Treason says...

You remember when councillors worked for the good of residents.
You remember when Boscombe was a pleasant place to visit.
You remember when houses in student land were nicely kept properties.
You remember when councillors worked for the good of residents. You remember when Boscombe was a pleasant place to visit. You remember when houses in student land were nicely kept properties. High Treason
  • Score: 28

1:42pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Wilkie says...

You went to the under 18th discos at the Town hall and Tiffany's. Remember the tramp in the raincoat and guitar with only 3 strings. You can never forgive a certain landlord for starting the rot by importing the benefitsw claimants from Liverpool to our town to lie in his bedsits.
You went to the under 18th discos at the Town hall and Tiffany's. Remember the tramp in the raincoat and guitar with only 3 strings. You can never forgive a certain landlord for starting the rot by importing the benefitsw claimants from Liverpool to our town to lie in his bedsits. Wilkie
  • Score: 42

1:43pm Fri 28 Feb 14

MrPitiful says...

You're a true Bournemouthonian-ite or whatever when you can remember the time when the town wasn't full of locals who:

- continuosly moan.
- vote in the same ineffective council time after time then whinge when things go wrong.
- harp on about the "good old days" - which in reality weren't that good. The town was falling behind other resorts through lack of change and investment way before the Imax, surf reef, Richard Carr, Dave Wells etc came along. The reason was the council in the 70s/80s had no initiative or foresight and the local "I'm- all-right-Jacks" were too scared of change to vote for ayone else.
- have narrow-minded views about what they believe to be true about the town's problems - most of which are based on what they hear at the bus stop or read in their local "newspaper".

Hang on - wait a minute... that time never existed did it? Lived here all my life and I can't remember such a time anyway.

However, I do remember having a pint in the Pembroke Shades.
You're a true Bournemouthonian-ite or whatever when you can remember the time when the town wasn't full of locals who: - continuosly moan. - vote in the same ineffective council time after time then whinge when things go wrong. - harp on about the "good old days" - which in reality weren't that good. The town was falling behind other resorts through lack of change and investment way before the Imax, surf reef, Richard Carr, Dave Wells etc came along. The reason was the council in the 70s/80s had no initiative or foresight and the local "I'm- all-right-Jacks" were too scared of change to vote for ayone else. - have narrow-minded views about what they believe to be true about the town's problems - most of which are based on what they hear at the bus stop or read in their local "newspaper". Hang on - wait a minute... that time never existed did it? Lived here all my life and I can't remember such a time anyway. However, I do remember having a pint in the Pembroke Shades. MrPitiful
  • Score: -2

2:06pm Fri 28 Feb 14

curryandstella says...

I'm Bournemouth born and breed, and the one thing that a lot of Bournemouth is now run down and dirty full of a lot of people who don't care about the place, ie the person who murdered Andrew Young.
I'm Bournemouth born and breed, and the one thing that a lot of Bournemouth is now run down and dirty full of a lot of people who don't care about the place, ie the person who murdered Andrew Young. curryandstella
  • Score: 22

2:14pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Bonzodog25uk says...

You remmber going to Boscombe Ballrooms to see Led Zeppelin!!!!!!
You remmber going to Boscombe Ballrooms to see Led Zeppelin!!!!!! Bonzodog25uk
  • Score: 9

2:15pm Fri 28 Feb 14

pete woodley says...

Playing darts for the pembroke shades,el cabala coffeebar,with two charming sisters,Fox,with ken and beryl.rendevous and don,news theatre,pavillion bars.ritz,Fortes for knickerbocker glory,Downstairs with jerry stook,junipers,Tiffa
nys,prince of wales pub,81 club,Flossies in westbourne,
Playing darts for the pembroke shades,el cabala coffeebar,with two charming sisters,Fox,with ken and beryl.rendevous and don,news theatre,pavillion bars.ritz,Fortes for knickerbocker glory,Downstairs with jerry stook,junipers,Tiffa nys,prince of wales pub,81 club,Flossies in westbourne, pete woodley
  • Score: 2

2:17pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Bonzodog25uk says...

The Beehive, The Badger Bar, Junipers, Chelsea Village. All good memories
The Beehive, The Badger Bar, Junipers, Chelsea Village. All good memories Bonzodog25uk
  • Score: 23

2:26pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Huey says...

Another one would be a feeling of disgust over how the town is run and contempt for those bellends in the town hall.
Another one would be a feeling of disgust over how the town is run and contempt for those bellends in the town hall. Huey
  • Score: 14

2:26pm Fri 28 Feb 14

nothingtofear says...

Ms daisy wrote:
Sour grapes, criterian, The vaults, Madisons 1and 2. Mason royale, Exeter hotel, 5TH Avenue, The Academy..The Showbar. Inn on the park.The Nightjar.Central bars Alcatraz. Hole in the wall, bunnies. Wow Im showing my age but had some good times.
The one from your list that I don't remember is The Nightjar. Where was that?
[quote][p][bold]Ms daisy[/bold] wrote: Sour grapes, criterian, The vaults, Madisons 1and 2. Mason royale, Exeter hotel, 5TH Avenue, The Academy..The Showbar. Inn on the park.The Nightjar.Central bars Alcatraz. Hole in the wall, bunnies. Wow Im showing my age but had some good times.[/p][/quote]The one from your list that I don't remember is The Nightjar. Where was that? nothingtofear
  • Score: 3

2:31pm Fri 28 Feb 14

muscliffman says...

stjxf12 wrote:
Woolco's at the Hampshire Centre, Town Hall Disco, Cooper Dean was a pig farm, Hot Chocolate in Junipers after Ice Skating,Trollry bus turntable in the square.
The trolleybus turntable was in Christchurch - in fact it still is.
[quote][p][bold]stjxf12[/bold] wrote: Woolco's at the Hampshire Centre, Town Hall Disco, Cooper Dean was a pig farm, Hot Chocolate in Junipers after Ice Skating,Trollry bus turntable in the square.[/p][/quote]The trolleybus turntable was in Christchurch - in fact it still is. muscliffman
  • Score: 13

2:35pm Fri 28 Feb 14

retry69 says...

Continually moaning and groaning
Continually moaning and groaning retry69
  • Score: -1

2:43pm Fri 28 Feb 14

pete woodley says...

retry69 wrote:
Continually moaning and groaning
Now come on retry69,surely you had a punchup in the palmerston,most have.Or perhaps got chatted up in the Norfolk.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: Continually moaning and groaning[/p][/quote]Now come on retry69,surely you had a punchup in the palmerston,most have.Or perhaps got chatted up in the Norfolk. pete woodley
  • Score: 5

2:48pm Fri 28 Feb 14

In Absentia says...

You can remember seeing bands at the Chelsea Village. AFC Bournemouth were called Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic FC and played in red & white instead of Red and Black. There were cinemas on most main shopping streets in the town. We had proper Post Offices in most shopping centres. Bus Stop Records in Westbourne.

Most importantly, Bournemouth was in Hampshire and not Dorset!
You can remember seeing bands at the Chelsea Village. AFC Bournemouth were called Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic FC and played in red & white instead of Red and Black. There were cinemas on most main shopping streets in the town. We had proper Post Offices in most shopping centres. Bus Stop Records in Westbourne. Most importantly, Bournemouth was in Hampshire and not Dorset! In Absentia
  • Score: 17

2:51pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Southbourne Mike says...

You sang at the Christmas Carol Concert at the Winter Gardens, representing your school.
You sang at the Christmas Carol Concert at the Winter Gardens, representing your school. Southbourne Mike
  • Score: 24

2:59pm Fri 28 Feb 14

LordLilliput says...

John T wrote:
You remember when The Echo was a NEWSpaper.
Not wrong there but in fairness I think this is actually a well researched and well presented, fun, nostalgic and credible article. Well done Echo!
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: You remember when The Echo was a NEWSpaper.[/p][/quote]Not wrong there but in fairness I think this is actually a well researched and well presented, fun, nostalgic and credible article. Well done Echo! LordLilliput
  • Score: 4

3:15pm Fri 28 Feb 14

retry69 says...

pete woodley wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Continually moaning and groaning
Now come on retry69,surely you had a punchup in the palmerston,most have.Or perhaps got chatted up in the Norfolk.
Better than that, had a punch up in The Norfolk, happy days :)
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: Continually moaning and groaning[/p][/quote]Now come on retry69,surely you had a punchup in the palmerston,most have.Or perhaps got chatted up in the Norfolk.[/p][/quote]Better than that, had a punch up in The Norfolk, happy days :) retry69
  • Score: 6

3:19pm Fri 28 Feb 14

pete woodley says...

retry69 wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Continually moaning and groaning
Now come on retry69,surely you had a punchup in the palmerston,most have.Or perhaps got chatted up in the Norfolk.
Better than that, had a punch up in The Norfolk, happy days :)
Great reply.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: Continually moaning and groaning[/p][/quote]Now come on retry69,surely you had a punchup in the palmerston,most have.Or perhaps got chatted up in the Norfolk.[/p][/quote]Better than that, had a punch up in The Norfolk, happy days :)[/p][/quote]Great reply. pete woodley
  • Score: 5

3:30pm Fri 28 Feb 14

John T says...

LordLilliput wrote:
John T wrote:
You remember when The Echo was a NEWSpaper.
Not wrong there but in fairness I think this is actually a well researched and well presented, fun, nostalgic and credible article. Well done Echo!
My comment was not motivated by either this article, nor by The Echo's recent Award for being the best Regional Newspaper of the Year; but for its failings in so many regards as you yourself frequently remind us.
The fact that this article has made 3 grumpy old men happy, if you include pete woodley in that category, is testament to its humorous and well produced content.
But regretably 'one's wallow does not make a summer!'
[quote][p][bold]LordLilliput[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: You remember when The Echo was a NEWSpaper.[/p][/quote]Not wrong there but in fairness I think this is actually a well researched and well presented, fun, nostalgic and credible article. Well done Echo![/p][/quote]My comment was not motivated by either this article, nor by The Echo's recent Award for being the best Regional Newspaper of the Year; but for its failings in so many regards as you yourself frequently remind us. The fact that this article has made 3 grumpy old men happy, if you include pete woodley in that category, is testament to its humorous and well produced content. But regretably 'one's wallow does not make a summer!' John T
  • Score: 16

3:36pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Graham Rees says...

Couple of more...
Beatles performed at the 'Gaumont' theatre Westover road 1963, Photos and press cuttings at that posh hotel, Westover Road (Stakis, Palace Court, ?)so many names, it changes. Significantly B performance was I believe just before 'The Beatles' stormed the US. Visit, that hotel after clearance from reception, they will direct you, to those cuttings.... That is a true definition of a B (1963)...
Couple of more... Beatles performed at the 'Gaumont' theatre Westover road 1963, Photos and press cuttings at that posh hotel, Westover Road (Stakis, Palace Court, ?)so many names, it changes. Significantly B performance was I believe just before 'The Beatles' stormed the US. Visit, that hotel after clearance from reception, they will direct you, to those cuttings.... That is a true definition of a B (1963)... Graham Rees
  • Score: 2

3:37pm Fri 28 Feb 14

O'Reilly says...

Pedro Harris and The Mission Hall Jazzband ...........at the Tralee Hotel.
Pedro Harris and The Mission Hall Jazzband ...........at the Tralee Hotel. O'Reilly
  • Score: -1

3:38pm Fri 28 Feb 14

O'Reilly says...

nothingtofear wrote:
Ms daisy wrote:
Sour grapes, criterian, The vaults, Madisons 1and 2. Mason royale, Exeter hotel, 5TH Avenue, The Academy..The Showbar. Inn on the park.The Nightjar.Central bars Alcatraz. Hole in the wall, bunnies. Wow Im showing my age but had some good times.
The one from your list that I don't remember is The Nightjar. Where was that?
Canford Cliffs.............
[quote][p][bold]nothingtofear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ms daisy[/bold] wrote: Sour grapes, criterian, The vaults, Madisons 1and 2. Mason royale, Exeter hotel, 5TH Avenue, The Academy..The Showbar. Inn on the park.The Nightjar.Central bars Alcatraz. Hole in the wall, bunnies. Wow Im showing my age but had some good times.[/p][/quote]The one from your list that I don't remember is The Nightjar. Where was that?[/p][/quote]Canford Cliffs............. O'Reilly
  • Score: 4

3:39pm Fri 28 Feb 14

High Treason says...

You remember when you saw the police on bikes every day.
You remember when you saw the police on bikes every day. High Treason
  • Score: 6

3:41pm Fri 28 Feb 14

canfordman says...

You remember when bands used to play in the bandstand in the lower gardens
You remember when bands used to play in the bandstand in the lower gardens canfordman
  • Score: 17

3:43pm Fri 28 Feb 14

John T says...

John T wrote:
LordLilliput wrote:
John T wrote:
You remember when The Echo was a NEWSpaper.
Not wrong there but in fairness I think this is actually a well researched and well presented, fun, nostalgic and credible article. Well done Echo!
My comment was not motivated by either this article, nor by The Echo's recent Award for being the best Regional Newspaper of the Year; but for its failings in so many regards as you yourself frequently remind us.
The fact that this article has made 3 grumpy old men happy, if you include pete woodley in that category, is testament to its humorous and well produced content.
But regretably 'one's wallow does not make a summer!'
RegretTably, The Echo's failing of making spelling mistakes seems to be contagious!
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]LordLilliput[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: You remember when The Echo was a NEWSpaper.[/p][/quote]Not wrong there but in fairness I think this is actually a well researched and well presented, fun, nostalgic and credible article. Well done Echo![/p][/quote]My comment was not motivated by either this article, nor by The Echo's recent Award for being the best Regional Newspaper of the Year; but for its failings in so many regards as you yourself frequently remind us. The fact that this article has made 3 grumpy old men happy, if you include pete woodley in that category, is testament to its humorous and well produced content. But regretably 'one's wallow does not make a summer!'[/p][/quote]RegretTably, The Echo's failing of making spelling mistakes seems to be contagious! John T
  • Score: 16

3:48pm Fri 28 Feb 14

labrass says...

In Absentia wrote:
You can remember seeing bands at the Chelsea Village. AFC Bournemouth were called Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic FC and played in red & white instead of Red and Black. There were cinemas on most main shopping streets in the town. We had proper Post Offices in most shopping centres. Bus Stop Records in Westbourne.

Most importantly, Bournemouth was in Hampshire and not Dorset!
Remember all those,being Bournemouth born&bred, Was born in boscombe hospital. Also going to the maison royale,tiffanys and junipers coffee bar as well as various concerts at the winter gardens and the bus station was opposite. You could drive up Richmond Hill and old Christchurch Road from the square.
I also remember when there were police on the beat and clubs had to close at 1am.
There was the galaxy cinema at the top of westover road and poets corner.
Anyone remember those dodgy cinemas, The Continental and The Tatler??

The time when you went to the supermarket and the only language you heard was English and the time when Bournemouth wasn`t infested with immigrants!!
[quote][p][bold]In Absentia[/bold] wrote: You can remember seeing bands at the Chelsea Village. AFC Bournemouth were called Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic FC and played in red & white instead of Red and Black. There were cinemas on most main shopping streets in the town. We had proper Post Offices in most shopping centres. Bus Stop Records in Westbourne. Most importantly, Bournemouth was in Hampshire and not Dorset![/p][/quote]Remember all those,being Bournemouth born&bred, Was born in boscombe hospital. Also going to the maison royale,tiffanys and junipers coffee bar as well as various concerts at the winter gardens and the bus station was opposite. You could drive up Richmond Hill and old Christchurch Road from the square. I also remember when there were police on the beat and clubs had to close at 1am. There was the galaxy cinema at the top of westover road and poets corner. Anyone remember those dodgy cinemas, The Continental and The Tatler?? The time when you went to the supermarket and the only language you heard was English and the time when Bournemouth wasn`t infested with immigrants!! labrass
  • Score: 20

3:53pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Phixer says...

mossy 1 wrote:
You remember that the correct term for being a resident of Bournemouth is a Bournemouthian.
You didn't expect the young cubs at the Echo to know that, did you?
[quote][p][bold]mossy 1[/bold] wrote: You remember that the correct term for being a resident of Bournemouth is a Bournemouthian.[/p][/quote]You didn't expect the young cubs at the Echo to know that, did you? Phixer
  • Score: 8

3:55pm Fri 28 Feb 14

the amazon returns again says...

I remember being chased by the truant officer on his bike when skipping school to go spud picking in Hampreston. I remember when most people knew their neighbors and Bournemouth was a friendly town. I remember when kids could get on their bikes, cycle to Pier Approach Baths then on to the beach and be gone for the day in the school holidays. I remember carol singing in Talbot Woods and coming home with what I thought was a fortune. I remember doing things that parents wouldn't feel was safe for their kids to do today. What a shame it all changed. We didn't have much, but we were happy and I preferred the way it was then. People were friendly and integrated, now it's difficult to understand many of them.
I remember being chased by the truant officer on his bike when skipping school to go spud picking in Hampreston. I remember when most people knew their neighbors and Bournemouth was a friendly town. I remember when kids could get on their bikes, cycle to Pier Approach Baths then on to the beach and be gone for the day in the school holidays. I remember carol singing in Talbot Woods and coming home with what I thought was a fortune. I remember doing things that parents wouldn't feel was safe for their kids to do today. What a shame it all changed. We didn't have much, but we were happy and I preferred the way it was then. People were friendly and integrated, now it's difficult to understand many of them. the amazon returns again
  • Score: 18

3:57pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Phixer says...

I can remember when Bournemouth had a railway station closer to the town centre and holiday hotels.
I can remember when Bournemouth had a railway station closer to the town centre and holiday hotels. Phixer
  • Score: 5

4:02pm Fri 28 Feb 14

John T says...

Phixer wrote:
mossy 1 wrote:
You remember that the correct term for being a resident of Bournemouth is a Bournemouthian.
You didn't expect the young cubs at the Echo to know that, did you?
Sh..ite is what you would expect to get from one of these cubs who is neither a Pooleite or Bournemouthian!
[quote][p][bold]Phixer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]mossy 1[/bold] wrote: You remember that the correct term for being a resident of Bournemouth is a Bournemouthian.[/p][/quote]You didn't expect the young cubs at the Echo to know that, did you?[/p][/quote]Sh..ite is what you would expect to get from one of these cubs who is neither a Pooleite or Bournemouthian! John T
  • Score: 10

4:10pm Fri 28 Feb 14

porridge2010 says...

You remember when you could drive through the centre of Bournemouth!
You remember when you could drive through the centre of Bournemouth! porridge2010
  • Score: 12

4:12pm Fri 28 Feb 14

pete woodley says...

Keep the comments coming in,this "grumpy old man" likes them,its a reminder of the days when people were more loyal,and were better mixers,and i do not mean in a punch up.Lets hear about special events or incidents.
Keep the comments coming in,this "grumpy old man" likes them,its a reminder of the days when people were more loyal,and were better mixers,and i do not mean in a punch up.Lets hear about special events or incidents. pete woodley
  • Score: 11

4:16pm Fri 28 Feb 14

porridge2010 says...

Paddled in the stream running through the gardens whilst the band played in the bandstand, and getingt excited about seeing the birds in the aviaries on the way down to the gardens!
Paddled in the stream running through the gardens whilst the band played in the bandstand, and getingt excited about seeing the birds in the aviaries on the way down to the gardens! porridge2010
  • Score: 19

4:17pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

labrass wrote:
In Absentia wrote:
You can remember seeing bands at the Chelsea Village. AFC Bournemouth were called Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic FC and played in red & white instead of Red and Black. There were cinemas on most main shopping streets in the town. We had proper Post Offices in most shopping centres. Bus Stop Records in Westbourne.

Most importantly, Bournemouth was in Hampshire and not Dorset!
Remember all those,being Bournemouth born&bred, Was born in boscombe hospital. Also going to the maison royale,tiffanys and junipers coffee bar as well as various concerts at the winter gardens and the bus station was opposite. You could drive up Richmond Hill and old Christchurch Road from the square.
I also remember when there were police on the beat and clubs had to close at 1am.
There was the galaxy cinema at the top of westover road and poets corner.
Anyone remember those dodgy cinemas, The Continental and The Tatler??

The time when you went to the supermarket and the only language you heard was English and the time when Bournemouth wasn`t infested with immigrants!!
I used to work in the Head Post Office which was dead opposite the Tatler. One day a police car was parked, and a policeman standing outside the cinema. The film advertised on a massive board next to him?- 'The Fuzz'. I wished I'd had my camera with me that day.
[quote][p][bold]labrass[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]In Absentia[/bold] wrote: You can remember seeing bands at the Chelsea Village. AFC Bournemouth were called Bournemouth and Boscombe Athletic FC and played in red & white instead of Red and Black. There were cinemas on most main shopping streets in the town. We had proper Post Offices in most shopping centres. Bus Stop Records in Westbourne. Most importantly, Bournemouth was in Hampshire and not Dorset![/p][/quote]Remember all those,being Bournemouth born&bred, Was born in boscombe hospital. Also going to the maison royale,tiffanys and junipers coffee bar as well as various concerts at the winter gardens and the bus station was opposite. You could drive up Richmond Hill and old Christchurch Road from the square. I also remember when there were police on the beat and clubs had to close at 1am. There was the galaxy cinema at the top of westover road and poets corner. Anyone remember those dodgy cinemas, The Continental and The Tatler?? The time when you went to the supermarket and the only language you heard was English and the time when Bournemouth wasn`t infested with immigrants!![/p][/quote]I used to work in the Head Post Office which was dead opposite the Tatler. One day a police car was parked, and a policeman standing outside the cinema. The film advertised on a massive board next to him?- 'The Fuzz'. I wished I'd had my camera with me that day. Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 3

4:18pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Ms daisy says...

The continental that doggy cinema was in Winton wasnt it.Others I remember is also poets corner, south western, stateside centre, Rickys (by Exeter hotel) and Bumbles used to be known for only the Married, divorced or seperated clubers, lads would go there if they just wanted to pull. Sorry to anyone who went there.
The continental that doggy cinema was in Winton wasnt it.Others I remember is also poets corner, south western, stateside centre, Rickys (by Exeter hotel) and Bumbles used to be known for only the Married, divorced or seperated clubers, lads would go there if they just wanted to pull. Sorry to anyone who went there. Ms daisy
  • Score: 9

4:20pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

Other good Eldridge Pope pubs gone are the Saxon King on Broadway and the Oak lounge at Southbourne crossroads. Wilkins the bakers was a big employer up until it closed and had shops all over town.
Other good Eldridge Pope pubs gone are the Saxon King on Broadway and the Oak lounge at Southbourne crossroads. Wilkins the bakers was a big employer up until it closed and had shops all over town. Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 9

4:21pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Lord Spring says...

Arjay wrote:
You can remember when there was a pianist who played on the balcony in Boscombe (Royal) Arcade... and there were seats where you could sit and listen...
Peggy Warr was the pianist
[quote][p][bold]Arjay[/bold] wrote: You can remember when there was a pianist who played on the balcony in Boscombe (Royal) Arcade... and there were seats where you could sit and listen...[/p][/quote]Peggy Warr was the pianist Lord Spring
  • Score: 2

4:21pm Fri 28 Feb 14

RED on tour says...

Modern, Rex and Continental cinemas in Winton.
Gaumont, Westover cinemas and the Westover ice rink in Westover road.
Electric cinema near the triangle.
Carlton cinema in Boscombe, Odean cinema at the Lansdown.
When the only school to go to was PORTCHESTER, in Ophir Road.
Of all the watering holes in the area a number still stand out
Spetisbury Country club, Ossemsley country club New Milton and the nearest one the without a doubt the best was Winston's in Westbourne.
Who can forget when it was possible to drive all along the prom from Boscombe to Bournemouth piers picking up the holiday totty and finally the Wheelhouse.
Modern, Rex and Continental cinemas in Winton. Gaumont, Westover cinemas and the Westover ice rink in Westover road. Electric cinema near the triangle. Carlton cinema in Boscombe, Odean cinema at the Lansdown. When the only school to go to was PORTCHESTER, in Ophir Road. Of all the watering holes in the area a number still stand out Spetisbury Country club, Ossemsley country club New Milton and the nearest one the without a doubt the best was Winston's in Westbourne. Who can forget when it was possible to drive all along the prom from Boscombe to Bournemouth piers picking up the holiday totty and finally the Wheelhouse. RED on tour
  • Score: 3

4:22pm Fri 28 Feb 14

RED on tour says...

Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
Other good Eldridge Pope pubs gone are the Saxon King on Broadway and the Oak lounge at Southbourne crossroads. Wilkins the bakers was a big employer up until it closed and had shops all over town.
Hare and Hounds in Windham Road
[quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: Other good Eldridge Pope pubs gone are the Saxon King on Broadway and the Oak lounge at Southbourne crossroads. Wilkins the bakers was a big employer up until it closed and had shops all over town.[/p][/quote]Hare and Hounds in Windham Road RED on tour
  • Score: 5

4:24pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

Harry Mear's Continental cinema I think was how it was advertised? Who was Harry Mears? For some strange reason I have also remembered that the person who ran Junipers Coffee shop was called Rodney.
Harry Mear's Continental cinema I think was how it was advertised? Who was Harry Mears? For some strange reason I have also remembered that the person who ran Junipers Coffee shop was called Rodney. Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 1

4:25pm Fri 28 Feb 14

twynhamob says...

Don't see a mention of the wooden building called the beehive, saw many top Motown groups there in the late 60's, roughly where the BIC was built, oh aand avoding the dog s**t in central gardens
Don't see a mention of the wooden building called the beehive, saw many top Motown groups there in the late 60's, roughly where the BIC was built, oh aand avoding the dog s**t in central gardens twynhamob
  • Score: 5

4:30pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Lord Spring says...

pete woodley wrote:
retry69 wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Continually moaning and groaning
Now come on retry69,surely you had a punchup in the palmerston,most have.Or perhaps got chatted up in the Norfolk.
Better than that, had a punch up in The Norfolk, happy days :)
Great reply.
You had to go through that bar to get to the gents and your mates came to look for you if you were not back after 10 mins.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: Continually moaning and groaning[/p][/quote]Now come on retry69,surely you had a punchup in the palmerston,most have.Or perhaps got chatted up in the Norfolk.[/p][/quote]Better than that, had a punch up in The Norfolk, happy days :)[/p][/quote]Great reply.[/p][/quote]You had to go through that bar to get to the gents and your mates came to look for you if you were not back after 10 mins. Lord Spring
  • Score: 4

4:31pm Fri 28 Feb 14

John T says...

Ms daisy wrote:
The continental that doggy cinema was in Winton wasnt it.Others I remember is also poets corner, south western, stateside centre, Rickys (by Exeter hotel) and Bumbles used to be known for only the Married, divorced or seperated clubers, lads would go there if they just wanted to pull. Sorry to anyone who went there.
Yes, I remember Bumbles when Richard Carr used to make his 'grand entrances' accompanied by two bouncers.
But, then he was only half the man he is today!
[quote][p][bold]Ms daisy[/bold] wrote: The continental that doggy cinema was in Winton wasnt it.Others I remember is also poets corner, south western, stateside centre, Rickys (by Exeter hotel) and Bumbles used to be known for only the Married, divorced or seperated clubers, lads would go there if they just wanted to pull. Sorry to anyone who went there.[/p][/quote]Yes, I remember Bumbles when Richard Carr used to make his 'grand entrances' accompanied by two bouncers. But, then he was only half the man he is today! John T
  • Score: 15

4:35pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Lord Spring says...

porridge2010 wrote:
Paddled in the stream running through the gardens whilst the band played in the bandstand, and getingt excited about seeing the birds in the aviaries on the way down to the gardens!
I got more excited seeing the birds that weren't in the aviary
[quote][p][bold]porridge2010[/bold] wrote: Paddled in the stream running through the gardens whilst the band played in the bandstand, and getingt excited about seeing the birds in the aviaries on the way down to the gardens![/p][/quote]I got more excited seeing the birds that weren't in the aviary Lord Spring
  • Score: 6

4:41pm Fri 28 Feb 14

RED on tour says...

Anglo Swiss in Bourne avenue for continental crumpet along with the predecessor of Yates wine bar in old Christchurch road and the downstairs club on the opposite side of the road from the pub that was called, before it was renamed gander on the green, the Metropole.
Anglo Swiss in Bourne avenue for continental crumpet along with the predecessor of Yates wine bar in old Christchurch road and the downstairs club on the opposite side of the road from the pub that was called, before it was renamed gander on the green, the Metropole. RED on tour
  • Score: 5

4:43pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

John T wrote:
Ms daisy wrote:
The continental that doggy cinema was in Winton wasnt it.Others I remember is also poets corner, south western, stateside centre, Rickys (by Exeter hotel) and Bumbles used to be known for only the Married, divorced or seperated clubers, lads would go there if they just wanted to pull. Sorry to anyone who went there.
Yes, I remember Bumbles when Richard Carr used to make his 'grand entrances' accompanied by two bouncers.
But, then he was only half the man he is today!
In 1978 I was living in Gladstone road Boscombe and used to go to Hamby House for a burger at lunchtime. The chef was Richard Carr who used to come out of the kitchen with your order, wearing a proper chef's hat too. My house was pulled down to make way for the Sovereign Centre and the road around it. I also remember how nice the long straight streets were between Charminster Rd and Holdenhurst Rd before most were cut in half by Wessex Way. On the corner of Malmesbury Park Rd and Bennett Rd was a filling station which had topless pump attendants at times (early seventies).
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ms daisy[/bold] wrote: The continental that doggy cinema was in Winton wasnt it.Others I remember is also poets corner, south western, stateside centre, Rickys (by Exeter hotel) and Bumbles used to be known for only the Married, divorced or seperated clubers, lads would go there if they just wanted to pull. Sorry to anyone who went there.[/p][/quote]Yes, I remember Bumbles when Richard Carr used to make his 'grand entrances' accompanied by two bouncers. But, then he was only half the man he is today![/p][/quote]In 1978 I was living in Gladstone road Boscombe and used to go to Hamby House for a burger at lunchtime. The chef was Richard Carr who used to come out of the kitchen with your order, wearing a proper chef's hat too. My house was pulled down to make way for the Sovereign Centre and the road around it. I also remember how nice the long straight streets were between Charminster Rd and Holdenhurst Rd before most were cut in half by Wessex Way. On the corner of Malmesbury Park Rd and Bennett Rd was a filling station which had topless pump attendants at times (early seventies). Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 3

4:45pm Fri 28 Feb 14

retry69 says...

Lord Spring wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
retry69 wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Continually moaning and groaning
Now come on retry69,surely you had a punchup in the palmerston,most have.Or perhaps got chatted up in the Norfolk.
Better than that, had a punch up in The Norfolk, happy days :)
Great reply.
You had to go through that bar to get to the gents and your mates came to look for you if you were not back after 10 mins.
It was YOU :)
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: Continually moaning and groaning[/p][/quote]Now come on retry69,surely you had a punchup in the palmerston,most have.Or perhaps got chatted up in the Norfolk.[/p][/quote]Better than that, had a punch up in The Norfolk, happy days :)[/p][/quote]Great reply.[/p][/quote]You had to go through that bar to get to the gents and your mates came to look for you if you were not back after 10 mins.[/p][/quote]It was YOU :) retry69
  • Score: -2

4:47pm Fri 28 Feb 14

porridge2010 says...

Lord Spring wrote:
porridge2010 wrote:
Paddled in the stream running through the gardens whilst the band played in the bandstand, and getingt excited about seeing the birds in the aviaries on the way down to the gardens!
I got more excited seeing the birds that weren't in the aviary
As a child, it was exciting to see......maybe not so much these days but then I am going back a fair few years!
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]porridge2010[/bold] wrote: Paddled in the stream running through the gardens whilst the band played in the bandstand, and getingt excited about seeing the birds in the aviaries on the way down to the gardens![/p][/quote]I got more excited seeing the birds that weren't in the aviary[/p][/quote]As a child, it was exciting to see......maybe not so much these days but then I am going back a fair few years! porridge2010
  • Score: 3

4:48pm Fri 28 Feb 14

jobsworthwatch says...

muscliffman wrote:
You went to a very classy Bournemouth Town Centre because it was THE place to go - and of course you travelled there and back on those famous yellow electric trolleybuses.
And they took you to where you wanted to go without taking you on a tour of the town!
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: You went to a very classy Bournemouth Town Centre because it was THE place to go - and of course you travelled there and back on those famous yellow electric trolleybuses.[/p][/quote]And they took you to where you wanted to go without taking you on a tour of the town! jobsworthwatch
  • Score: 6

4:49pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

Bournemouth used to have a massive Carnival and huge funfair at King's Park every summer. Also you are a Bournemouthian proper if you've been stung by a weaver fish or had your feet run over by a 'Magnificent Boscombe Skidboader'.(1970s). Actual advantages of Brighton beach!
Bournemouth used to have a massive Carnival and huge funfair at King's Park every summer. Also you are a Bournemouthian proper if you've been stung by a weaver fish or had your feet run over by a 'Magnificent Boscombe Skidboader'.(1970s). Actual advantages of Brighton beach! Telscombe Cliffy
  • Score: 4

4:57pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Ech310n says...

RED on tour wrote:
Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
Other good Eldridge Pope pubs gone are the Saxon King on Broadway and the Oak lounge at Southbourne crossroads. Wilkins the bakers was a big employer up until it closed and had shops all over town.
Hare and Hounds in Windham Road
You beat me too it - I was just going to mention the Hare and Hounds - I played darts there when visiting with our BAC team.

Another place now gone that we played at was our BAC 'Viscount Club' in Sea Road (junction with Owls Road, Opposite The Seagull pub), Boscombe.
I recall being there early 1980s for an 'Inter-Departmental Darts Tournament', when we noticed the floor upstairs was sloping even more than usual and they got us all to quickly move downstairs to continue the matches! It got very crowded down there ha! Great memories, anyone else remember The Viscount Club?
[quote][p][bold]RED on tour[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: Other good Eldridge Pope pubs gone are the Saxon King on Broadway and the Oak lounge at Southbourne crossroads. Wilkins the bakers was a big employer up until it closed and had shops all over town.[/p][/quote]Hare and Hounds in Windham Road[/p][/quote]You beat me too it - I was just going to mention the Hare and Hounds - I played darts there when visiting with our BAC team. Another place now gone that we played at was our BAC 'Viscount Club' in Sea Road (junction with Owls Road, Opposite The Seagull pub), Boscombe. I recall being there early 1980s for an 'Inter-Departmental Darts Tournament', when we noticed the floor upstairs was sloping even more than usual and they got us all to quickly move downstairs to continue the matches! It got very crowded down there ha! Great memories, anyone else remember The Viscount Club? Ech310n
  • Score: 3

4:57pm Fri 28 Feb 14

jobsworthwatch says...

The Ritz! Saturday night beat at the Pavilion and the car bumper stickers....

'Join the Pavi people'.
The Ritz! Saturday night beat at the Pavilion and the car bumper stickers.... 'Join the Pavi people'. jobsworthwatch
  • Score: 3

4:58pm Fri 28 Feb 14

portia6 says...

Bonzodog25uk wrote:
The Beehive, The Badger Bar, Junipers, Chelsea Village. All good memories
Ah yes I remember them all, discotheques Le Cardinal Maison Royal met
my lovely husband from Scotland we have two lovely lassies and a grandson
now! Also his mates Willie and Arthur so sweet!
[quote][p][bold]Bonzodog25uk[/bold] wrote: The Beehive, The Badger Bar, Junipers, Chelsea Village. All good memories[/p][/quote]Ah yes I remember them all, discotheques Le Cardinal Maison Royal met my lovely husband from Scotland we have two lovely lassies and a grandson now! Also his mates Willie and Arthur so sweet! portia6
  • Score: 3

4:59pm Fri 28 Feb 14

charlie2004 says...

Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
Bournemouth used to have a massive Carnival and huge funfair at King's Park every summer. Also you are a Bournemouthian proper if you've been stung by a weaver fish or had your feet run over by a 'Magnificent Boscombe Skidboader'.(1970s). Actual advantages of Brighton beach!
You are also a Bournemouthian proper if you've been chased out of Happy Land for banging the penny machines and running straight back in through the other door to bang the one's on the other side before running off to buy an ice cream with your coppers ha ha.
[quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: Bournemouth used to have a massive Carnival and huge funfair at King's Park every summer. Also you are a Bournemouthian proper if you've been stung by a weaver fish or had your feet run over by a 'Magnificent Boscombe Skidboader'.(1970s). Actual advantages of Brighton beach![/p][/quote]You are also a Bournemouthian proper if you've been chased out of Happy Land for banging the penny machines and running straight back in through the other door to bang the one's on the other side before running off to buy an ice cream with your coppers ha ha. charlie2004
  • Score: 10

4:59pm Fri 28 Feb 14

pete woodley says...

retry69 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
retry69 wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
retry69 wrote:
Continually moaning and groaning
Now come on retry69,surely you had a punchup in the palmerston,most have.Or perhaps got chatted up in the Norfolk.
Better than that, had a punch up in The Norfolk, happy days :)
Great reply.
You had to go through that bar to get to the gents and your mates came to look for you if you were not back after 10 mins.
It was YOU :)
I have been worrying for some time about lord spring,now we know.bet he got his prescriptions from Parrs in the triangle.
[quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]retry69[/bold] wrote: Continually moaning and groaning[/p][/quote]Now come on retry69,surely you had a punchup in the palmerston,most have.Or perhaps got chatted up in the Norfolk.[/p][/quote]Better than that, had a punch up in The Norfolk, happy days :)[/p][/quote]Great reply.[/p][/quote]You had to go through that bar to get to the gents and your mates came to look for you if you were not back after 10 mins.[/p][/quote]It was YOU :)[/p][/quote]I have been worrying for some time about lord spring,now we know.bet he got his prescriptions from Parrs in the triangle. pete woodley
  • Score: -2

4:59pm Fri 28 Feb 14

portia6 says...

nothingtofear wrote:
Ms daisy wrote:
Sour grapes, criterian, The vaults, Madisons 1and 2. Mason royale, Exeter hotel, 5TH Avenue, The Academy..The Showbar. Inn on the park.The Nightjar.Central bars Alcatraz. Hole in the wall, bunnies. Wow Im showing my age but had some good times.
The one from your list that I don't remember is The Nightjar. Where was that?
Canford Cliffs !
[quote][p][bold]nothingtofear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ms daisy[/bold] wrote: Sour grapes, criterian, The vaults, Madisons 1and 2. Mason royale, Exeter hotel, 5TH Avenue, The Academy..The Showbar. Inn on the park.The Nightjar.Central bars Alcatraz. Hole in the wall, bunnies. Wow Im showing my age but had some good times.[/p][/quote]The one from your list that I don't remember is The Nightjar. Where was that?[/p][/quote]Canford Cliffs ! portia6
  • Score: 4

5:00pm Fri 28 Feb 14

stjxf12 says...

muscliffman wrote:
stjxf12 wrote:
Woolco's at the Hampshire Centre, Town Hall Disco, Cooper Dean was a pig farm, Hot Chocolate in Junipers after Ice Skating,Trollry bus turntable in the square.
The trolleybus turntable was in Christchurch - in fact it still is.
That's what I said in the square" Saxon Square "
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stjxf12[/bold] wrote: Woolco's at the Hampshire Centre, Town Hall Disco, Cooper Dean was a pig farm, Hot Chocolate in Junipers after Ice Skating,Trollry bus turntable in the square.[/p][/quote]The trolleybus turntable was in Christchurch - in fact it still is.[/p][/quote]That's what I said in the square" Saxon Square " stjxf12
  • Score: 0

5:02pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Lord Spring says...

porridge2010 wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
porridge2010 wrote:
Paddled in the stream running through the gardens whilst the band played in the bandstand, and getingt excited about seeing the birds in the aviaries on the way down to the gardens!
I got more excited seeing the birds that weren't in the aviary
As a child, it was exciting to see......maybe not so much these days but then I am going back a fair few years!
Yes a child, but not as I got a bit older if you know what I mean.
[quote][p][bold]porridge2010[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]porridge2010[/bold] wrote: Paddled in the stream running through the gardens whilst the band played in the bandstand, and getingt excited about seeing the birds in the aviaries on the way down to the gardens![/p][/quote]I got more excited seeing the birds that weren't in the aviary[/p][/quote]As a child, it was exciting to see......maybe not so much these days but then I am going back a fair few years![/p][/quote]Yes a child, but not as I got a bit older if you know what I mean. Lord Spring
  • Score: 1

5:03pm Fri 28 Feb 14

portia6 says...

porridge2010 wrote:
Paddled in the stream running through the gardens whilst the band played in the bandstand, and getingt excited about seeing the birds in the aviaries on the way down to the gardens!
Me too sunny Jim good times!
[quote][p][bold]porridge2010[/bold] wrote: Paddled in the stream running through the gardens whilst the band played in the bandstand, and getingt excited about seeing the birds in the aviaries on the way down to the gardens![/p][/quote]Me too sunny Jim good times! portia6
  • Score: 3

5:10pm Fri 28 Feb 14

portia6 says...

twynhamob wrote:
Don't see a mention of the wooden building called the beehive, saw many top Motown groups there in the late 60's, roughly where the BIC was built, oh aand avoding the dog s**t in central gardens
The Beehive was a favourite haunt of ours in teenage years and 20's The
Pavilllion Sunday Beat club.
[quote][p][bold]twynhamob[/bold] wrote: Don't see a mention of the wooden building called the beehive, saw many top Motown groups there in the late 60's, roughly where the BIC was built, oh aand avoding the dog s**t in central gardens[/p][/quote]The Beehive was a favourite haunt of ours in teenage years and 20's The Pavilllion Sunday Beat club. portia6
  • Score: 2

5:20pm Fri 28 Feb 14

RobCurtis88 says...

ctrewyou wrote:
So it would appear that you cant be a 'Bournemouth-ite' if you are under 30. Kind of makes sense, I suppose.
I'm 25 and of the original 15, I got 12!! The only reason Number 1 wasn't ticked off was because I went to work at 6:30 this morning!! Normally I do get stuck in traffic.
[quote][p][bold]ctrewyou[/bold] wrote: So it would appear that you cant be a 'Bournemouth-ite' if you are under 30. Kind of makes sense, I suppose.[/p][/quote]I'm 25 and of the original 15, I got 12!! The only reason Number 1 wasn't ticked off was because I went to work at 6:30 this morning!! Normally I do get stuck in traffic. RobCurtis88
  • Score: 0

5:24pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Wageslave says...

nothingtofear wrote:
SympatheticSam wrote:
When the council didn't spend £78,000 on a crappy sign.
You remember pubs such as The Fox, The Pembroke Shades, The Pembroke Arms, The Prince of Wales, The Gander on the Green, The Smugglers, The Osprey, The Strouden Park, The Seagull and more recently The Dolphin, The White Horse, The Malt & Hops and ahem Deacons formerly The Palmerston.
Which Fox pub. the old one ,on the BHS car park site, or the newer one.Also the Kilt ( which was alcohol free) and Outlook nightclubs .
[quote][p][bold]nothingtofear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SympatheticSam[/bold] wrote: When the council didn't spend £78,000 on a crappy sign.[/p][/quote]You remember pubs such as The Fox, The Pembroke Shades, The Pembroke Arms, The Prince of Wales, The Gander on the Green, The Smugglers, The Osprey, The Strouden Park, The Seagull and more recently The Dolphin, The White Horse, The Malt & Hops and ahem Deacons formerly The Palmerston.[/p][/quote]Which Fox pub. the old one ,on the BHS car park site, or the newer one.Also the Kilt ( which was alcohol free) and Outlook nightclubs . Wageslave
  • Score: 4

5:26pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Ech310n says...

RED on tour wrote:
Anglo Swiss in Bourne avenue for continental crumpet along with the predecessor of Yates wine bar in old Christchurch road and the downstairs club on the opposite side of the road from the pub that was called, before it was renamed gander on the green, the Metropole.
That was 'Le Disque Dancing Club' in the '60s which you refer to I reckon. It was under 'Copsons Fruiterers' remember?

Next door was was Hilliers Cafeteria, which later was where Adrianos discotheque rocked in the '70s remember that place?
[quote][p][bold]RED on tour[/bold] wrote: Anglo Swiss in Bourne avenue for continental crumpet along with the predecessor of Yates wine bar in old Christchurch road and the downstairs club on the opposite side of the road from the pub that was called, before it was renamed gander on the green, the Metropole.[/p][/quote]That was 'Le Disque Dancing Club' in the '60s which you refer to I reckon. It was under 'Copsons Fruiterers' remember? Next door was was Hilliers Cafeteria, which later was where Adrianos discotheque rocked in the '70s remember that place? Ech310n
  • Score: 2

5:32pm Fri 28 Feb 14

overthehills says...

I remember being in Chelsea Village one night seeing Kool and the Gang, or it may have been Hot Chocolate. My friend and I thought we were brilliant dancers and back in those health-and-safety-le
ss days, were dancing precariously on either side of the table holding the control deck and spotlights. During a particularly energetic number we shook it just a step too far and brought the whole lot crashing down, rendering K and the G silent until the roadies set up the gear again. We were given a stern talking to by Security and had our whistles confiscated. Ah Memories!
I remember being in Chelsea Village one night seeing Kool and the Gang, or it may have been Hot Chocolate. My friend and I thought we were brilliant dancers and back in those health-and-safety-le ss days, were dancing precariously on either side of the table holding the control deck and spotlights. During a particularly energetic number we shook it just a step too far and brought the whole lot crashing down, rendering K and the G silent until the roadies set up the gear again. We were given a stern talking to by Security and had our whistles confiscated. Ah Memories! overthehills
  • Score: 3

5:33pm Fri 28 Feb 14

camvalley says...

RED on tour wrote:
Telscombe Cliffy wrote: Other good Eldridge Pope pubs gone are the Saxon King on Broadway and the Oak lounge at Southbourne crossroads. Wilkins the bakers was a big employer up until it closed and had shops all over town.
Hare and Hounds in Windham Road
What about Cromwells in Boscombe above Barrats she shop and then over to the hole in the wall for a burger lol
[quote][p][bold]RED on tour[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: Other good Eldridge Pope pubs gone are the Saxon King on Broadway and the Oak lounge at Southbourne crossroads. Wilkins the bakers was a big employer up until it closed and had shops all over town.[/p][/quote]Hare and Hounds in Windham Road[/p][/quote]What about Cromwells in Boscombe above Barrats she shop and then over to the hole in the wall for a burger lol camvalley
  • Score: 6

5:36pm Fri 28 Feb 14

John T says...

pete woodley wrote:
Keep the comments coming in,this "grumpy old man" likes them,its a reminder of the days when people were more loyal,and were better mixers,and i do not mean in a punch up.Lets hear about special events or incidents.
pete
There are those that moan that 'nostalgia ain't what it used to be'.But, judging by the number of comments on here, it would seem that, unlike Bournemouth, it has lost none of its attractions!
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Keep the comments coming in,this "grumpy old man" likes them,its a reminder of the days when people were more loyal,and were better mixers,and i do not mean in a punch up.Lets hear about special events or incidents.[/p][/quote]pete There are those that moan that 'nostalgia ain't what it used to be'.But, judging by the number of comments on here, it would seem that, unlike Bournemouth, it has lost none of its attractions! John T
  • Score: 10

5:38pm Fri 28 Feb 14

spooki says...

pete woodley wrote:
Keep the comments coming in,this "grumpy old man" likes them,its a reminder of the days when people were more loyal,and were better mixers,and i do not mean in a punch up.Lets hear about special events or incidents.
Does that include grumpy old (38) women?
I remember traffic up Commercial Road and Boscombe, Mainstop where Wilkinsons is now in Bournemouth, Woodbury Avenue when it was a big field and a track....eee when I were a lass...
I also remember people saying "you shouldn't have built the Hampshire Centre here, it's old farmland, it'll flood" so they built another shopping centre there...
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Keep the comments coming in,this "grumpy old man" likes them,its a reminder of the days when people were more loyal,and were better mixers,and i do not mean in a punch up.Lets hear about special events or incidents.[/p][/quote]Does that include grumpy old (38) women? I remember traffic up Commercial Road and Boscombe, Mainstop where Wilkinsons is now in Bournemouth, Woodbury Avenue when it was a big field and a track....eee when I were a lass... I also remember people saying "you shouldn't have built the Hampshire Centre here, it's old farmland, it'll flood" so they built another shopping centre there... spooki
  • Score: 6

5:41pm Fri 28 Feb 14

spooki says...

Graham Rees wrote:
Couple of more...
Beatles performed at the 'Gaumont' theatre Westover road 1963, Photos and press cuttings at that posh hotel, Westover Road (Stakis, Palace Court, ?)so many names, it changes. Significantly B performance was I believe just before 'The Beatles' stormed the US. Visit, that hotel after clearance from reception, they will direct you, to those cuttings.... That is a true definition of a B (1963)...
My dad went to that Beatles concert!
He also saw Shirley Bassey at the Winter Gardens and said she didn't need speakers!
[quote][p][bold]Graham Rees[/bold] wrote: Couple of more... Beatles performed at the 'Gaumont' theatre Westover road 1963, Photos and press cuttings at that posh hotel, Westover Road (Stakis, Palace Court, ?)so many names, it changes. Significantly B performance was I believe just before 'The Beatles' stormed the US. Visit, that hotel after clearance from reception, they will direct you, to those cuttings.... That is a true definition of a B (1963)...[/p][/quote]My dad went to that Beatles concert! He also saw Shirley Bassey at the Winter Gardens and said she didn't need speakers! spooki
  • Score: 3

5:43pm Fri 28 Feb 14

spooki says...

Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
Other good Eldridge Pope pubs gone are the Saxon King on Broadway and the Oak lounge at Southbourne crossroads. Wilkins the bakers was a big employer up until it closed and had shops all over town.
My nan lived in Shelbourne Road and when we walked up from Holdenhurst Road you could smell Wilkins making bread and hot cross buns mmmmmmmmmm
[quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: Other good Eldridge Pope pubs gone are the Saxon King on Broadway and the Oak lounge at Southbourne crossroads. Wilkins the bakers was a big employer up until it closed and had shops all over town.[/p][/quote]My nan lived in Shelbourne Road and when we walked up from Holdenhurst Road you could smell Wilkins making bread and hot cross buns mmmmmmmmmm spooki
  • Score: 1

5:43pm Fri 28 Feb 14

spooki says...

Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
Other good Eldridge Pope pubs gone are the Saxon King on Broadway and the Oak lounge at Southbourne crossroads. Wilkins the bakers was a big employer up until it closed and had shops all over town.
My nan lived in Shelbourne Road and when we walked up from Holdenhurst Road you could smell Wilkins making bread and hot cross buns mmmmmmmmmm
[quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: Other good Eldridge Pope pubs gone are the Saxon King on Broadway and the Oak lounge at Southbourne crossroads. Wilkins the bakers was a big employer up until it closed and had shops all over town.[/p][/quote]My nan lived in Shelbourne Road and when we walked up from Holdenhurst Road you could smell Wilkins making bread and hot cross buns mmmmmmmmmm spooki
  • Score: 4

5:45pm Fri 28 Feb 14

muscliffman says...

stjxf12 wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
stjxf12 wrote:
Woolco's at the Hampshire Centre, Town Hall Disco, Cooper Dean was a pig farm, Hot Chocolate in Junipers after Ice Skating,Trollry bus turntable in the square.
The trolleybus turntable was in Christchurch - in fact it still is.
That's what I said in the square" Saxon Square "
Nice try, but no it's not. It is off Church Street where the tiny Dolphin Pub used to be - not off the High Street.

Still it was fascinating to watch the crews turn their big ten ton trolleybuses, with the conductor holding on to a long hooked bamboo pole restraining the disconnected electric pick up arms and the driver alone effortlessly spinning the bus around with one hand ready to return to Bournemouth.

Kept me amused for hours, still they say simple things...........
[quote][p][bold]stjxf12[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stjxf12[/bold] wrote: Woolco's at the Hampshire Centre, Town Hall Disco, Cooper Dean was a pig farm, Hot Chocolate in Junipers after Ice Skating,Trollry bus turntable in the square.[/p][/quote]The trolleybus turntable was in Christchurch - in fact it still is.[/p][/quote]That's what I said in the square" Saxon Square "[/p][/quote]Nice try, but no it's not. It is off Church Street where the tiny Dolphin Pub used to be - not off the High Street. Still it was fascinating to watch the crews turn their big ten ton trolleybuses, with the conductor holding on to a long hooked bamboo pole restraining the disconnected electric pick up arms and the driver alone effortlessly spinning the bus around with one hand ready to return to Bournemouth. Kept me amused for hours, still they say simple things........... muscliffman
  • Score: 11

5:47pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Ech310n says...

I remember when Slade's Farm was ... a farm!

Also, every year we had 'Adlam's Funfair' on the field at the front, in Columbia Road (opposite the Post Office I think). My fave was The Dodgem's and The Charriots, I have vivid memories of The Hollies 'I'm Alive' being played whilst on those rides! And 'The Big Wheel' seemed SO high up!

Anyone else remember that funfair there in the 60s?
I remember when Slade's Farm was ... a farm! Also, every year we had 'Adlam's Funfair' on the field at the front, in Columbia Road (opposite the Post Office I think). My fave was The Dodgem's and The Charriots, I have vivid memories of The Hollies 'I'm Alive' being played whilst on those rides! And 'The Big Wheel' seemed SO high up! Anyone else remember that funfair there in the 60s? Ech310n
  • Score: 8

6:15pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Ech310n says...

camvalley wrote:
RED on tour wrote:
Telscombe Cliffy wrote: Other good Eldridge Pope pubs gone are the Saxon King on Broadway and the Oak lounge at Southbourne crossroads. Wilkins the bakers was a big employer up until it closed and had shops all over town.
Hare and Hounds in Windham Road
What about Cromwells in Boscombe above Barrats she shop and then over to the hole in the wall for a burger lol
Yes, I remember Cromwells, going there with my wife a few times and being the only couple on the (quite small) dancefloor! Also, it was 'Pandora's Discotheque' prior to that ... played a lot of reggae I recall.

And next door but one was The ABC Carlton cinema, where the Saturday morning kids club was a great (and cheap!) way to be entertained!
[quote][p][bold]camvalley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RED on tour[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: Other good Eldridge Pope pubs gone are the Saxon King on Broadway and the Oak lounge at Southbourne crossroads. Wilkins the bakers was a big employer up until it closed and had shops all over town.[/p][/quote]Hare and Hounds in Windham Road[/p][/quote]What about Cromwells in Boscombe above Barrats she shop and then over to the hole in the wall for a burger lol[/p][/quote]Yes, I remember Cromwells, going there with my wife a few times and being the only couple on the (quite small) dancefloor! Also, it was 'Pandora's Discotheque' prior to that ... played a lot of reggae I recall. And next door but one was The ABC Carlton cinema, where the Saturday morning kids club was a great (and cheap!) way to be entertained! Ech310n
  • Score: 5

6:24pm Fri 28 Feb 14

canfordman says...

Remember the Norwegian Wood coffee shop near to the bowling alley. Also Dingles food hall, and where Waterstones in the arcade is today there was a food store, I believe called Williams and Treadgold where they used to open the front windows and you could smell freshly ground coffee.
Remember the Norwegian Wood coffee shop near to the bowling alley. Also Dingles food hall, and where Waterstones in the arcade is today there was a food store, I believe called Williams and Treadgold where they used to open the front windows and you could smell freshly ground coffee. canfordman
  • Score: 5

6:55pm Fri 28 Feb 14

TWERLY says...

You remember walking down a flight of steps to get on the beach just like you can do now after the storms.
You remember walking down a flight of steps to get on the beach just like you can do now after the storms. TWERLY
  • Score: 10

7:01pm Fri 28 Feb 14

twynhamob says...

What about the numbers club near pokesdown!!! especially when the Dean Court south-enders would go for a quick taunt after games, then when the hairy rockers came up the stairs they would run away,
What about the numbers club near pokesdown!!! especially when the Dean Court south-enders would go for a quick taunt after games, then when the hairy rockers came up the stairs they would run away, twynhamob
  • Score: 4

7:12pm Fri 28 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

Lord Spring wrote:
porridge2010 wrote:
Paddled in the stream running through the gardens whilst the band played in the bandstand, and getingt excited about seeing the birds in the aviaries on the way down to the gardens!
I got more excited seeing the birds that weren't in the aviary
Oh hang on George do you remember Mabel Doris and Gertie the fat Russian Smel triplets with the see through tights,
I never ran so fast in my life
I remember jumping off the pier to get away.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]porridge2010[/bold] wrote: Paddled in the stream running through the gardens whilst the band played in the bandstand, and getingt excited about seeing the birds in the aviaries on the way down to the gardens![/p][/quote]I got more excited seeing the birds that weren't in the aviary[/p][/quote]Oh hang on George do you remember Mabel Doris and Gertie the fat Russian Smel triplets with the see through tights, I never ran so fast in my life I remember jumping off the pier to get away. nickynoodah
  • Score: -10

7:27pm Fri 28 Feb 14

RSI says...

Bonzodog25uk wrote:
You remmber going to Boscombe Ballrooms to see Led Zeppelin!!!!!!
........and Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
Cream at the Pavilion Ballroom.
Fleetwood Mac, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Spann at the 'Ritz'.
The American Folk, Blues & Gospel Festival at the Winter Gardens 1970.
[quote][p][bold]Bonzodog25uk[/bold] wrote: You remmber going to Boscombe Ballrooms to see Led Zeppelin!!!!!![/p][/quote]........and Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac Cream at the Pavilion Ballroom. Fleetwood Mac, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Spann at the 'Ritz'. The American Folk, Blues & Gospel Festival at the Winter Gardens 1970. RSI
  • Score: 3

7:28pm Fri 28 Feb 14

sammmymac says...

As well as Beales, there was Bealsons department store up where the arcade next to M &S is in the town, just up from John Menzies and John Collier. Also a great toyshop in Westover road and safeway where bo concept is.
As well as Beales, there was Bealsons department store up where the arcade next to M &S is in the town, just up from John Menzies and John Collier. Also a great toyshop in Westover road and safeway where bo concept is. sammmymac
  • Score: 9

7:40pm Fri 28 Feb 14

nickynoodah says...

Myrtle Turtle the snooker hall manageress
she would lean on the top table near the office
and say
No ****ing swearing in here.
Myrtle Turtle the snooker hall manageress she would lean on the top table near the office and say No ****ing swearing in here. nickynoodah
  • Score: -14

8:03pm Fri 28 Feb 14

nothingtofear says...

Wageslave wrote:
nothingtofear wrote:
SympatheticSam wrote:
When the council didn't spend £78,000 on a crappy sign.
You remember pubs such as The Fox, The Pembroke Shades, The Pembroke Arms, The Prince of Wales, The Gander on the Green, The Smugglers, The Osprey, The Strouden Park, The Seagull and more recently The Dolphin, The White Horse, The Malt & Hops and ahem Deacons formerly The Palmerston.
Which Fox pub. the old one ,on the BHS car park site, or the newer one.Also the Kilt ( which was alcohol free) and Outlook nightclubs .
The newer one.
[quote][p][bold]Wageslave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nothingtofear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SympatheticSam[/bold] wrote: When the council didn't spend £78,000 on a crappy sign.[/p][/quote]You remember pubs such as The Fox, The Pembroke Shades, The Pembroke Arms, The Prince of Wales, The Gander on the Green, The Smugglers, The Osprey, The Strouden Park, The Seagull and more recently The Dolphin, The White Horse, The Malt & Hops and ahem Deacons formerly The Palmerston.[/p][/quote]Which Fox pub. the old one ,on the BHS car park site, or the newer one.Also the Kilt ( which was alcohol free) and Outlook nightclubs .[/p][/quote]The newer one. nothingtofear
  • Score: 2

8:06pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Glashen says...

RSI wrote:
Bonzodog25uk wrote:
You remmber going to Boscombe Ballrooms to see Led Zeppelin!!!!!!
........and Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
Cream at the Pavilion Ballroom.
Fleetwood Mac, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Spann at the 'Ritz'.
The American Folk, Blues & Gospel Festival at the Winter Gardens 1970.
But do remember
Joe Jackson playing with
Edward bear at the Badger Bars. I do.
[quote][p][bold]RSI[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bonzodog25uk[/bold] wrote: You remmber going to Boscombe Ballrooms to see Led Zeppelin!!!!!![/p][/quote]........and Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac Cream at the Pavilion Ballroom. Fleetwood Mac, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Spann at the 'Ritz'. The American Folk, Blues & Gospel Festival at the Winter Gardens 1970.[/p][/quote]But do remember Joe Jackson playing with Edward bear at the Badger Bars. I do. Glashen
  • Score: 0

8:28pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Rednax says...

You've has a double-egg-mushroom-
burger from Hamburgerology (and lived to tell the tale)
You've has a double-egg-mushroom- burger from Hamburgerology (and lived to tell the tale) Rednax
  • Score: 5

8:53pm Fri 28 Feb 14

BIGTONE says...

Oscars nightclub under the Royal Exeter.
Sammy's nightclub at the triangle.
The Artful Dodger
Poets Corner
The 81 club Old Christchurch Rd.
And the all nighter.....The Love Machine in Southbourne.
Oscars nightclub under the Royal Exeter. Sammy's nightclub at the triangle. The Artful Dodger Poets Corner The 81 club Old Christchurch Rd. And the all nighter.....The Love Machine in Southbourne. BIGTONE
  • Score: 3

8:54pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Solentcherry says...

Le cardinal, maison royale, Ted Macdougall , Thin Lizzy at the Winter Gardens, St Peters school when it was all boys, yellow trolley buses, Sandacres bar, and nearly getting run over by Tony Blackburn in a red e- type jag on Poole hill. ,!
Le cardinal, maison royale, Ted Macdougall , Thin Lizzy at the Winter Gardens, St Peters school when it was all boys, yellow trolley buses, Sandacres bar, and nearly getting run over by Tony Blackburn in a red e- type jag on Poole hill. ,! Solentcherry
  • Score: 3

8:54pm Fri 28 Feb 14

BIGTONE says...

Ohh and The Beaufort Bars. Queens rd. Westbourne.
Ohh and The Beaufort Bars. Queens rd. Westbourne. BIGTONE
  • Score: 1

9:11pm Fri 28 Feb 14

theoldies says...

Can anyone remember when the Bus stopped at Withermoor Road Winton and the Conductor shoughted out Butlers for Bargains and we went to Billl and Ann Leggs dancing school then to the Expresso Coffee House a few shops near Sturtons. Also the children Saturday morning cinema the Modern before Bingo came. also the Winton and Moordown School Coronation Avevenue that is now Kingsley House for the elderly. The good Old Days.
Can anyone remember when the Bus stopped at Withermoor Road Winton and the Conductor shoughted out Butlers for Bargains and we went to Billl and Ann Leggs dancing school then to the Expresso Coffee House a few shops near Sturtons. Also the children Saturday morning cinema the Modern before Bingo came. also the Winton and Moordown School Coronation Avevenue that is now Kingsley House for the elderly. The good Old Days. theoldies
  • Score: 5

9:45pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Solentcherry says...

Also Chelsea village, Tiffany's ? in Boscombe, Bournemouth bus station, Boscombe convent girls, Tucktonia and it was always hot and sunny, wasn't it ??
Also Chelsea village, Tiffany's ? in Boscombe, Bournemouth bus station, Boscombe convent girls, Tucktonia and it was always hot and sunny, wasn't it ?? Solentcherry
  • Score: 3

10:35pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Wilkie says...

It all started in Boscombe Hospital through Beaufort School. Out into the big wide world for 15 years thereafter and back to the only place where I want to live. Good nights in Third Side, Macawbers, bands down Bacchus Wine Bar (Spencer on the prowl!).

Led Zep played Bournemouth, doesn't get any better than that.

It bit snobby - but surely a true Bournemouthian has a beach hut.
It all started in Boscombe Hospital through Beaufort School. Out into the big wide world for 15 years thereafter and back to the only place where I want to live. Good nights in Third Side, Macawbers, bands down Bacchus Wine Bar (Spencer on the prowl!). Led Zep played Bournemouth, doesn't get any better than that. It bit snobby - but surely a true Bournemouthian has a beach hut. Wilkie
  • Score: 5

10:47pm Fri 28 Feb 14

scouserinbmth says...

Bpl333 wrote:
you also remember when Boscombe was quite nice and not full of drunks, druggies and free loading northerners.....
racist tosser
[quote][p][bold]Bpl333[/bold] wrote: you also remember when Boscombe was quite nice and not full of drunks, druggies and free loading northerners.....[/p][/quote]racist tosser scouserinbmth
  • Score: -24

11:08pm Fri 28 Feb 14

eaststandman says...

scouserinbmth wrote:
Bpl333 wrote:
you also remember when Boscombe was quite nice and not full of drunks, druggies and free loading northerners.....
racist tosser
I think you'll find he's xenophobic …...........
[quote][p][bold]scouserinbmth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bpl333[/bold] wrote: you also remember when Boscombe was quite nice and not full of drunks, druggies and free loading northerners.....[/p][/quote]racist tosser[/p][/quote]I think you'll find he's xenophobic …........... eaststandman
  • Score: 2

11:40pm Fri 28 Feb 14

TgtSft says...

Anyone remember Tony and Pam at the Gazebo in Westbourne?
Anyone remember Tony and Pam at the Gazebo in Westbourne? TgtSft
  • Score: 0

11:42pm Fri 28 Feb 14

TgtSft says...

Late night coffee and an awesome Jukebox at the Gazebo in Westbourne..
Late night coffee and an awesome Jukebox at the Gazebo in Westbourne.. TgtSft
  • Score: 0

11:47pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Ech310n says...

BIGTONE wrote:
Ohh and The Beaufort Bars. Queens rd. Westbourne.
... and Armadillo Records nearby :-)
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: Ohh and The Beaufort Bars. Queens rd. Westbourne.[/p][/quote]... and Armadillo Records nearby :-) Ech310n
  • Score: 1

11:55pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Ech310n says...

Glashen wrote:
RSI wrote:
Bonzodog25uk wrote:
You remmber going to Boscombe Ballrooms to see Led Zeppelin!!!!!!
........and Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
Cream at the Pavilion Ballroom.
Fleetwood Mac, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Spann at the 'Ritz'.
The American Folk, Blues & Gospel Festival at the Winter Gardens 1970.
But do remember
Joe Jackson playing with
Edward bear at the Badger Bars. I do.
Speaking of the Badger Bars, I remember when they introduced the 'Pong' game machine (10p a go!) downstairs there in '72 ... we spent lunchtimes on that whilst at College ha!
[quote][p][bold]Glashen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RSI[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bonzodog25uk[/bold] wrote: You remmber going to Boscombe Ballrooms to see Led Zeppelin!!!!!![/p][/quote]........and Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac Cream at the Pavilion Ballroom. Fleetwood Mac, John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Spann at the 'Ritz'. The American Folk, Blues & Gospel Festival at the Winter Gardens 1970.[/p][/quote]But do remember Joe Jackson playing with Edward bear at the Badger Bars. I do.[/p][/quote]Speaking of the Badger Bars, I remember when they introduced the 'Pong' game machine (10p a go!) downstairs there in '72 ... we spent lunchtimes on that whilst at College ha! Ech310n
  • Score: 0

11:56pm Fri 28 Feb 14

jaffajoe says...

stjxf12 wrote:
Woolco's at the Hampshire Centre, Town Hall Disco, Cooper Dean was a pig farm, Hot Chocolate in Junipers after Ice Skating,Trollry bus turntable in the square.
trolleybus turntable in the square? whereabouts? their was a turntable in christchurch...

wasnt Oscars bar under the Maison Royale? not Royal Exeter?

other bits n bobs..
signs saying "no spitting" on the buses
The Uni being known as Wally Colly - and then Wally Polly...
Elton John playing the Winter Gardens in late 70s
playing 'pooh sticks' in the Bourne stream
The Eye hospital being at junction of Poole Rd and Clarendon Rd
Jacksons of Piccadilly in Seamoor Rd, Westbourne
clippies on the buses
The Royal Bath and The Carlton being 5 star hotels
Bobby's department store
Bealesons on Commercial Road
Pineapple Rock cafe at the top of Old Christchurch Rd - first location in Bournemouth for the 'Space Invaders' game machine (and location where most Portchester schoolboy truants were found at that time)
Hartwells Chrysler and Hillman car dealer in Holdenhurst Road
St Pauls church and school (where Asda is located by Bmth rail station)

thats about it for now...
[quote][p][bold]stjxf12[/bold] wrote: Woolco's at the Hampshire Centre, Town Hall Disco, Cooper Dean was a pig farm, Hot Chocolate in Junipers after Ice Skating,Trollry bus turntable in the square.[/p][/quote]trolleybus turntable in the square? whereabouts? their was a turntable in christchurch... wasnt Oscars bar under the Maison Royale? not Royal Exeter? other bits n bobs.. signs saying "no spitting" on the buses The Uni being known as Wally Colly - and then Wally Polly... Elton John playing the Winter Gardens in late 70s playing 'pooh sticks' in the Bourne stream The Eye hospital being at junction of Poole Rd and Clarendon Rd Jacksons of Piccadilly in Seamoor Rd, Westbourne clippies on the buses The Royal Bath and The Carlton being 5 star hotels Bobby's department store Bealesons on Commercial Road Pineapple Rock cafe at the top of Old Christchurch Rd - first location in Bournemouth for the 'Space Invaders' game machine (and location where most Portchester schoolboy truants were found at that time) Hartwells Chrysler and Hillman car dealer in Holdenhurst Road St Pauls church and school (where Asda is located by Bmth rail station) thats about it for now... jaffajoe
  • Score: 8

12:05am Sat 1 Mar 14

lionheart says...

Before the Spur Road and Braidley Road flyover came to town.

When you could drive through Meyrick and Kings Park's.

Bournemouth West and Boscombe Stations

When our airport was just Hurn Airport.

The superb trolley bus system.

Palace Court Hotel.

When you could drive up Old Christchurch Road from the Square.

The Fox pub, Orchard Street and Essex Terrace before demolition.

Annual Beale's Father Christmas parade with arrival of Father Christmas.
Before the Spur Road and Braidley Road flyover came to town. When you could drive through Meyrick and Kings Park's. Bournemouth West and Boscombe Stations When our airport was just Hurn Airport. The superb trolley bus system. Palace Court Hotel. When you could drive up Old Christchurch Road from the Square. The Fox pub, Orchard Street and Essex Terrace before demolition. Annual Beale's Father Christmas parade with arrival of Father Christmas. lionheart
  • Score: 15

12:11am Sat 1 Mar 14

lionheart says...

theoldies wrote:
Can anyone remember when the Bus stopped at Withermoor Road Winton and the Conductor shoughted out Butlers for Bargains and we went to Billl and Ann Leggs dancing school then to the Expresso Coffee House a few shops near Sturtons. Also the children Saturday morning cinema the Modern before Bingo came. also the Winton and Moordown School Coronation Avevenue that is now Kingsley House for the elderly. The good Old Days.
Who remembers the Ritz cinema in Wimborne Road opposite Castle Road.There and the Moderne used to be my local cinemas. I went to Winton Secondary in the '60's, learnt to dance at Bill and Anne Legges's and frequented the Il Ritrovo Coffee Bar next to Sturtons. Those were the days.
[quote][p][bold]theoldies[/bold] wrote: Can anyone remember when the Bus stopped at Withermoor Road Winton and the Conductor shoughted out Butlers for Bargains and we went to Billl and Ann Leggs dancing school then to the Expresso Coffee House a few shops near Sturtons. Also the children Saturday morning cinema the Modern before Bingo came. also the Winton and Moordown School Coronation Avevenue that is now Kingsley House for the elderly. The good Old Days.[/p][/quote]Who remembers the Ritz cinema in Wimborne Road opposite Castle Road.There and the Moderne used to be my local cinemas. I went to Winton Secondary in the '60's, learnt to dance at Bill and Anne Legges's and frequented the Il Ritrovo Coffee Bar next to Sturtons. Those were the days. lionheart
  • Score: 6

12:36am Sat 1 Mar 14

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Why why why aren't comments open for the Richard Carr in court story? Who is it at The Echo that doesn't want us posting on this, and why? Very fishy.
Why why why aren't comments open for the Richard Carr in court story? Who is it at The Echo that doesn't want us posting on this, and why? Very fishy. Letcommonsenseprevail
  • Score: 8

12:44am Sat 1 Mar 14

stjxf12 says...

Kennedys builders merchants , Boscombe Ballroom, AKA Tiffany's , Upstairs at Eric's , Chablis AKA Chabba ranks ,the amusements on Boscombe Pier.The Salisbury Bars
Kennedys builders merchants , Boscombe Ballroom, AKA Tiffany's , Upstairs at Eric's , Chablis AKA Chabba ranks ,the amusements on Boscombe Pier.The Salisbury Bars stjxf12
  • Score: 6

12:55am Sat 1 Mar 14

Ech310n says...

jaffajoe wrote:
stjxf12 wrote:
Woolco's at the Hampshire Centre, Town Hall Disco, Cooper Dean was a pig farm, Hot Chocolate in Junipers after Ice Skating,Trollry bus turntable in the square.
trolleybus turntable in the square? whereabouts? their was a turntable in christchurch...

wasnt Oscars bar under the Maison Royale? not Royal Exeter?

other bits n bobs..
signs saying "no spitting" on the buses
The Uni being known as Wally Colly - and then Wally Polly...
Elton John playing the Winter Gardens in late 70s
playing 'pooh sticks' in the Bourne stream
The Eye hospital being at junction of Poole Rd and Clarendon Rd
Jacksons of Piccadilly in Seamoor Rd, Westbourne
clippies on the buses
The Royal Bath and The Carlton being 5 star hotels
Bobby's department store
Bealesons on Commercial Road
Pineapple Rock cafe at the top of Old Christchurch Rd - first location in Bournemouth for the 'Space Invaders' game machine (and location where most Portchester schoolboy truants were found at that time)
Hartwells Chrysler and Hillman car dealer in Holdenhurst Road
St Pauls church and school (where Asda is located by Bmth rail station)

thats about it for now...
I saw Peter Green at the 'Wally Polly' during his 'In The Skies' tour ... brilliant!

Goodnight zzzzzzz
[quote][p][bold]jaffajoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stjxf12[/bold] wrote: Woolco's at the Hampshire Centre, Town Hall Disco, Cooper Dean was a pig farm, Hot Chocolate in Junipers after Ice Skating,Trollry bus turntable in the square.[/p][/quote]trolleybus turntable in the square? whereabouts? their was a turntable in christchurch... wasnt Oscars bar under the Maison Royale? not Royal Exeter? other bits n bobs.. signs saying "no spitting" on the buses The Uni being known as Wally Colly - and then Wally Polly... Elton John playing the Winter Gardens in late 70s playing 'pooh sticks' in the Bourne stream The Eye hospital being at junction of Poole Rd and Clarendon Rd Jacksons of Piccadilly in Seamoor Rd, Westbourne clippies on the buses The Royal Bath and The Carlton being 5 star hotels Bobby's department store Bealesons on Commercial Road Pineapple Rock cafe at the top of Old Christchurch Rd - first location in Bournemouth for the 'Space Invaders' game machine (and location where most Portchester schoolboy truants were found at that time) Hartwells Chrysler and Hillman car dealer in Holdenhurst Road St Pauls church and school (where Asda is located by Bmth rail station) thats about it for now...[/p][/quote]I saw Peter Green at the 'Wally Polly' during his 'In The Skies' tour ... brilliant! Goodnight zzzzzzz Ech310n
  • Score: 3

1:00am Sat 1 Mar 14

jaffajoe says...

Ech310n wrote:
jaffajoe wrote:
stjxf12 wrote:
Woolco's at the Hampshire Centre, Town Hall Disco, Cooper Dean was a pig farm, Hot Chocolate in Junipers after Ice Skating,Trollry bus turntable in the square.
trolleybus turntable in the square? whereabouts? their was a turntable in christchurch...

wasnt Oscars bar under the Maison Royale? not Royal Exeter?

other bits n bobs..
signs saying "no spitting" on the buses
The Uni being known as Wally Colly - and then Wally Polly...
Elton John playing the Winter Gardens in late 70s
playing 'pooh sticks' in the Bourne stream
The Eye hospital being at junction of Poole Rd and Clarendon Rd
Jacksons of Piccadilly in Seamoor Rd, Westbourne
clippies on the buses
The Royal Bath and The Carlton being 5 star hotels
Bobby's department store
Bealesons on Commercial Road
Pineapple Rock cafe at the top of Old Christchurch Rd - first location in Bournemouth for the 'Space Invaders' game machine (and location where most Portchester schoolboy truants were found at that time)
Hartwells Chrysler and Hillman car dealer in Holdenhurst Road
St Pauls church and school (where Asda is located by Bmth rail station)

thats about it for now...
I saw Peter Green at the 'Wally Polly' during his 'In The Skies' tour ... brilliant!

Goodnight zzzzzzz
echo and the bunnymen as well!!
[quote][p][bold]Ech310n[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jaffajoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stjxf12[/bold] wrote: Woolco's at the Hampshire Centre, Town Hall Disco, Cooper Dean was a pig farm, Hot Chocolate in Junipers after Ice Skating,Trollry bus turntable in the square.[/p][/quote]trolleybus turntable in the square? whereabouts? their was a turntable in christchurch... wasnt Oscars bar under the Maison Royale? not Royal Exeter? other bits n bobs.. signs saying "no spitting" on the buses The Uni being known as Wally Colly - and then Wally Polly... Elton John playing the Winter Gardens in late 70s playing 'pooh sticks' in the Bourne stream The Eye hospital being at junction of Poole Rd and Clarendon Rd Jacksons of Piccadilly in Seamoor Rd, Westbourne clippies on the buses The Royal Bath and The Carlton being 5 star hotels Bobby's department store Bealesons on Commercial Road Pineapple Rock cafe at the top of Old Christchurch Rd - first location in Bournemouth for the 'Space Invaders' game machine (and location where most Portchester schoolboy truants were found at that time) Hartwells Chrysler and Hillman car dealer in Holdenhurst Road St Pauls church and school (where Asda is located by Bmth rail station) thats about it for now...[/p][/quote]I saw Peter Green at the 'Wally Polly' during his 'In The Skies' tour ... brilliant! Goodnight zzzzzzz[/p][/quote]echo and the bunnymen as well!! jaffajoe
  • Score: 3

6:00am Sat 1 Mar 14

MrPitiful says...

From all the above comments made by all the old fogeys who have dragged themselves out of the woodwork, the following observations about the "good ol' days" can be made:

1 - Bournemouth was a town consisting of dodgy pubs and nightclubs where fighting and punch-ups were the norm - in fact, it even went on in some of the hotels!
2 - The streets were jammed and clogged with smoky corporation buses struggling up and down the likes of Richmond Hill, hindering any normal folk from going about their business in a timely manner.
3 - Any decent local venues were run by dodgy characters - apparently one local establishment back in the day was run by a certain notorious "Mr Fix-It"
4 - There was nothing to do in town for the youngsters - apart from the beach and floating sticks up and down the stream in the gardens. In fact, the main thing a lot of people got excited about was the collection of birds in the aviary. If it rained you had to be able to afford to go to the local cinemas or seemingly endless amount of coffee bars to keep yourself entertained.
5 - Some of the local late night takeaways were notorious for their dodgy hygiene standards and it was deemd a miracle if you consumed their food and lived to tell the tale!

I would say when comparing the above 5 points to the current staus quo, not a lot has changed and furthermore, from the descriptions above, it sounds like the good ol' days in Bournemouth weren't really that good at all.
From all the above comments made by all the old fogeys who have dragged themselves out of the woodwork, the following observations about the "good ol' days" can be made: 1 - Bournemouth was a town consisting of dodgy pubs and nightclubs where fighting and punch-ups were the norm - in fact, it even went on in some of the hotels! 2 - The streets were jammed and clogged with smoky corporation buses struggling up and down the likes of Richmond Hill, hindering any normal folk from going about their business in a timely manner. 3 - Any decent local venues were run by dodgy characters - apparently one local establishment back in the day was run by a certain notorious "Mr Fix-It" 4 - There was nothing to do in town for the youngsters - apart from the beach and floating sticks up and down the stream in the gardens. In fact, the main thing a lot of people got excited about was the collection of birds in the aviary. If it rained you had to be able to afford to go to the local cinemas or seemingly endless amount of coffee bars to keep yourself entertained. 5 - Some of the local late night takeaways were notorious for their dodgy hygiene standards and it was deemd a miracle if you consumed their food and lived to tell the tale! I would say when comparing the above 5 points to the current staus quo, not a lot has changed and furthermore, from the descriptions above, it sounds like the good ol' days in Bournemouth weren't really that good at all. MrPitiful
  • Score: -16

6:28am Sat 1 Mar 14

popeye73134 says...

boyerboy wrote:
You correctly refer to the local footie club as " Boscombe" or you were there when Ted scored nine( 9) ....you know the bay is correctly called Poole bay........you can remember driving around the square( except it was round of course)........you shopped in Plummers or Bobbies or any of the other equally fine department stores......you saw the Hants & Dorset bus station burn down.
I was one of the firemen who remembers putting out the fire
[quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: You correctly refer to the local footie club as " Boscombe" or you were there when Ted scored nine( 9) ....you know the bay is correctly called Poole bay........you can remember driving around the square( except it was round of course)........you shopped in Plummers or Bobbies or any of the other equally fine department stores......you saw the Hants & Dorset bus station burn down.[/p][/quote]I was one of the firemen who remembers putting out the fire popeye73134
  • Score: 5

6:40am Sat 1 Mar 14

superkingtango says...

On the subject of pedantry -
It was called 'Glasshoppers'.
:-)
On the subject of pedantry - It was called 'Glasshoppers'. :-) superkingtango
  • Score: 3

7:03am Sat 1 Mar 14

Solentcherry says...

MrPitiful wrote:
From all the above comments made by all the old fogeys who have dragged themselves out of the woodwork, the following observations about the "good ol' days" can be made:

1 - Bournemouth was a town consisting of dodgy pubs and nightclubs where fighting and punch-ups were the norm - in fact, it even went on in some of the hotels!
2 - The streets were jammed and clogged with smoky corporation buses struggling up and down the likes of Richmond Hill, hindering any normal folk from going about their business in a timely manner.
3 - Any decent local venues were run by dodgy characters - apparently one local establishment back in the day was run by a certain notorious "Mr Fix-It"
4 - There was nothing to do in town for the youngsters - apart from the beach and floating sticks up and down the stream in the gardens. In fact, the main thing a lot of people got excited about was the collection of birds in the aviary. If it rained you had to be able to afford to go to the local cinemas or seemingly endless amount of coffee bars to keep yourself entertained.
5 - Some of the local late night takeaways were notorious for their dodgy hygiene standards and it was deemd a miracle if you consumed their food and lived to tell the tale!

I would say when comparing the above 5 points to the current staus quo, not a lot has changed and furthermore, from the descriptions above, it sounds like the good ol' days in Bournemouth weren't really that good at all.
You really are pitiful aren't you.
Ps. The buses referred to were electric and powered from overhead cables.
[quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: From all the above comments made by all the old fogeys who have dragged themselves out of the woodwork, the following observations about the "good ol' days" can be made: 1 - Bournemouth was a town consisting of dodgy pubs and nightclubs where fighting and punch-ups were the norm - in fact, it even went on in some of the hotels! 2 - The streets were jammed and clogged with smoky corporation buses struggling up and down the likes of Richmond Hill, hindering any normal folk from going about their business in a timely manner. 3 - Any decent local venues were run by dodgy characters - apparently one local establishment back in the day was run by a certain notorious "Mr Fix-It" 4 - There was nothing to do in town for the youngsters - apart from the beach and floating sticks up and down the stream in the gardens. In fact, the main thing a lot of people got excited about was the collection of birds in the aviary. If it rained you had to be able to afford to go to the local cinemas or seemingly endless amount of coffee bars to keep yourself entertained. 5 - Some of the local late night takeaways were notorious for their dodgy hygiene standards and it was deemd a miracle if you consumed their food and lived to tell the tale! I would say when comparing the above 5 points to the current staus quo, not a lot has changed and furthermore, from the descriptions above, it sounds like the good ol' days in Bournemouth weren't really that good at all.[/p][/quote]You really are pitiful aren't you. Ps. The buses referred to were electric and powered from overhead cables. Solentcherry
  • Score: 9

7:22am Sat 1 Mar 14

BIGTONE says...

jaffajoe says...
Wasn't Oscars bar under the Maison Royale? not Royal Exeter?

Haaaa you must have been drunk.
Defo under the Royal Exeter. Entrance via the car park.
I think the manager was named Kevin.
Pre BIC days.
jaffajoe says... Wasn't Oscars bar under the Maison Royale? not Royal Exeter? Haaaa you must have been drunk. Defo under the Royal Exeter. Entrance via the car park. I think the manager was named Kevin. Pre BIC days. BIGTONE
  • Score: 0

7:40am Sat 1 Mar 14

Lord Spring says...

Letcommonsenseprevai
l
wrote:
Why why why aren't comments open for the Richard Carr in court story? Who is it at The Echo that doesn't want us posting on this, and why? Very fishy.
Technicalities

Just sit back and wait it should be worth waiting for.
[quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: Why why why aren't comments open for the Richard Carr in court story? Who is it at The Echo that doesn't want us posting on this, and why? Very fishy.[/p][/quote]Technicalities Just sit back and wait it should be worth waiting for. Lord Spring
  • Score: 8

7:49am Sat 1 Mar 14

ifordcherry says...

The Sunday beat club at the Pavilion with maybe 2 or 3 hundred skinheads doing the funky chicken,the hive and The Swinging Clink which later became good old Cromwells.Feathers at the hotel Waters Edge in Sea Rd...The Central Bars and Criterion were always 1st port of call before Chelsea Village or The Badger Bars (with the dodgiest bouncers ever put together)..The list goes on.
The Sunday beat club at the Pavilion with maybe 2 or 3 hundred skinheads doing the funky chicken,the hive and The Swinging Clink which later became good old Cromwells.Feathers at the hotel Waters Edge in Sea Rd...The Central Bars and Criterion were always 1st port of call before Chelsea Village or The Badger Bars (with the dodgiest bouncers ever put together)..The list goes on. ifordcherry
  • Score: 1

8:02am Sat 1 Mar 14

djd says...

lionheart wrote:
theoldies wrote:
Can anyone remember when the Bus stopped at Withermoor Road Winton and the Conductor shoughted out Butlers for Bargains and we went to Billl and Ann Leggs dancing school then to the Expresso Coffee House a few shops near Sturtons. Also the children Saturday morning cinema the Modern before Bingo came. also the Winton and Moordown School Coronation Avevenue that is now Kingsley House for the elderly. The good Old Days.
Who remembers the Ritz cinema in Wimborne Road opposite Castle Road.There and the Moderne used to be my local cinemas. I went to Winton Secondary in the '60's, learnt to dance at Bill and Anne Legges's and frequented the Il Ritrovo Coffee Bar next to Sturtons. Those were the days.
Remember the Ritz, used to be in competition with the Moderne.
Do you remember the Astoria cinema in the Pokesdown end of Christchurch Rd or the other cinema that used to be in Holdenhurst Rd opposite Cleveland Rd??
The Saturday morning Western films at the Moderne and the queues of kids waiting to go in ??
[quote][p][bold]lionheart[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]theoldies[/bold] wrote: Can anyone remember when the Bus stopped at Withermoor Road Winton and the Conductor shoughted out Butlers for Bargains and we went to Billl and Ann Leggs dancing school then to the Expresso Coffee House a few shops near Sturtons. Also the children Saturday morning cinema the Modern before Bingo came. also the Winton and Moordown School Coronation Avevenue that is now Kingsley House for the elderly. The good Old Days.[/p][/quote]Who remembers the Ritz cinema in Wimborne Road opposite Castle Road.There and the Moderne used to be my local cinemas. I went to Winton Secondary in the '60's, learnt to dance at Bill and Anne Legges's and frequented the Il Ritrovo Coffee Bar next to Sturtons. Those were the days.[/p][/quote]Remember the Ritz, used to be in competition with the Moderne. Do you remember the Astoria cinema in the Pokesdown end of Christchurch Rd or the other cinema that used to be in Holdenhurst Rd opposite Cleveland Rd?? The Saturday morning Western films at the Moderne and the queues of kids waiting to go in ?? djd
  • Score: 1

8:07am Sat 1 Mar 14

Richard 1976 says...

First memory of bournemouth was coming on holiday in 79.. So I still remember the old road into town when Cooper Dean had trees in the middle of roundabout and Castle Lane still looked very rural. First hotel we stopped at was the montage up on the west cliff ( pool and blue slide still there!). Loved and still love the walk down west cliff gardens and down the steps to durley chine.. Still remember the cafe on the corner before it became a brewers harvester thing.. The seafront had those giant weighing machines, and upstairs at happyland had the penny machines.. The walk to Boscombe pier in an evening was softly lit by coloured lights on each lamp post and the mermaid hall on the pier was full of slot machines..and if we didn't have a milkshake in Fortes up on Westover Road, we'd stop at cafe Roma near the corner of west cliff and st.michaels road. I fell in love with the town at a very young age.I came back year on year and saw changes every time but the place still felt so familiar.. The candles in the lower gardens, the crazy golf next to the winter gardens, fortes, and the glorious beach and sea.. Always wanted to move to the town and so glad I worked hard at it and did just that.. I still get a buzz from the place.. I love bournemouth
First memory of bournemouth was coming on holiday in 79.. So I still remember the old road into town when Cooper Dean had trees in the middle of roundabout and Castle Lane still looked very rural. First hotel we stopped at was the montage up on the west cliff ( pool and blue slide still there!). Loved and still love the walk down west cliff gardens and down the steps to durley chine.. Still remember the cafe on the corner before it became a brewers harvester thing.. The seafront had those giant weighing machines, and upstairs at happyland had the penny machines.. The walk to Boscombe pier in an evening was softly lit by coloured lights on each lamp post and the mermaid hall on the pier was full of slot machines..and if we didn't have a milkshake in Fortes up on Westover Road, we'd stop at cafe Roma near the corner of west cliff and st.michaels road. I fell in love with the town at a very young age.I came back year on year and saw changes every time but the place still felt so familiar.. The candles in the lower gardens, the crazy golf next to the winter gardens, fortes, and the glorious beach and sea.. Always wanted to move to the town and so glad I worked hard at it and did just that.. I still get a buzz from the place.. I love bournemouth Richard 1976
  • Score: 8

8:13am Sat 1 Mar 14

Dipsy-lala says...

As a special treat you had silver service afternoon tea in Bobbys restaurant. Also In Beales if I remember rightly
As a special treat you had silver service afternoon tea in Bobbys restaurant. Also In Beales if I remember rightly Dipsy-lala
  • Score: 5

8:19am Sat 1 Mar 14

Richard 1976 says...

Montague hotel.. Not montage.. Thankyou predictive typing!
Montague hotel.. Not montage.. Thankyou predictive typing! Richard 1976
  • Score: 2

8:31am Sat 1 Mar 14

Wesoblind says...

Wesrtover motors on castle lane west, part owned by nigel mansell?
The man who lived in a big concrete pipe in the woods oppersite summerbee juinior school?
Wesrtover motors on castle lane west, part owned by nigel mansell? The man who lived in a big concrete pipe in the woods oppersite summerbee juinior school? Wesoblind
  • Score: 5

8:40am Sat 1 Mar 14

nothingtofear says...

Letcommonsenseprevai
l
wrote:
Why why why aren't comments open for the Richard Carr in court story? Who is it at The Echo that doesn't want us posting on this, and why? Very fishy.
Your common sense should be telling you that this is sub judice.
[quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: Why why why aren't comments open for the Richard Carr in court story? Who is it at The Echo that doesn't want us posting on this, and why? Very fishy.[/p][/quote]Your common sense should be telling you that this is sub judice. nothingtofear
  • Score: 6

9:10am Sat 1 Mar 14

BIGTONE says...

BIGTONE wrote:
jaffajoe says...
Wasn't Oscars bar under the Maison Royale? not Royal Exeter?

Haaaa you must have been drunk.
Defo under the Royal Exeter. Entrance via the car park.
I think the manager was named Kevin.
Pre BIC days.
Not Kevin. It was Kelvin.
[quote][p][bold]BIGTONE[/bold] wrote: jaffajoe says... Wasn't Oscars bar under the Maison Royale? not Royal Exeter? Haaaa you must have been drunk. Defo under the Royal Exeter. Entrance via the car park. I think the manager was named Kevin. Pre BIC days.[/p][/quote]Not Kevin. It was Kelvin. BIGTONE
  • Score: 2

9:20am Sat 1 Mar 14

power_ranger says...

Except I moved to Brighton 2 years ago. Personally, best decision I ever made. I still come visit for the air show and such, but wouldn't want to live here again. Too quiet and everyone knows someone that knows you.
Except I moved to Brighton 2 years ago. Personally, best decision I ever made. I still come visit for the air show and such, but wouldn't want to live here again. Too quiet and everyone knows someone that knows you. power_ranger
  • Score: -8

9:20am Sat 1 Mar 14

Lord Spring says...

djd wrote:
lionheart wrote:
theoldies wrote:
Can anyone remember when the Bus stopped at Withermoor Road Winton and the Conductor shoughted out Butlers for Bargains and we went to Billl and Ann Leggs dancing school then to the Expresso Coffee House a few shops near Sturtons. Also the children Saturday morning cinema the Modern before Bingo came. also the Winton and Moordown School Coronation Avevenue that is now Kingsley House for the elderly. The good Old Days.
Who remembers the Ritz cinema in Wimborne Road opposite Castle Road.There and the Moderne used to be my local cinemas. I went to Winton Secondary in the '60's, learnt to dance at Bill and Anne Legges's and frequented the Il Ritrovo Coffee Bar next to Sturtons. Those were the days.
Remember the Ritz, used to be in competition with the Moderne.
Do you remember the Astoria cinema in the Pokesdown end of Christchurch Rd or the other cinema that used to be in Holdenhurst Rd opposite Cleveland Rd??
The Saturday morning Western films at the Moderne and the queues of kids waiting to go in ??
The Roxy cinema Holdenhurst Road then became a Bingo Hall now a film studio.
[quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lionheart[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]theoldies[/bold] wrote: Can anyone remember when the Bus stopped at Withermoor Road Winton and the Conductor shoughted out Butlers for Bargains and we went to Billl and Ann Leggs dancing school then to the Expresso Coffee House a few shops near Sturtons. Also the children Saturday morning cinema the Modern before Bingo came. also the Winton and Moordown School Coronation Avevenue that is now Kingsley House for the elderly. The good Old Days.[/p][/quote]Who remembers the Ritz cinema in Wimborne Road opposite Castle Road.There and the Moderne used to be my local cinemas. I went to Winton Secondary in the '60's, learnt to dance at Bill and Anne Legges's and frequented the Il Ritrovo Coffee Bar next to Sturtons. Those were the days.[/p][/quote]Remember the Ritz, used to be in competition with the Moderne. Do you remember the Astoria cinema in the Pokesdown end of Christchurch Rd or the other cinema that used to be in Holdenhurst Rd opposite Cleveland Rd?? The Saturday morning Western films at the Moderne and the queues of kids waiting to go in ??[/p][/quote]The Roxy cinema Holdenhurst Road then became a Bingo Hall now a film studio. Lord Spring
  • Score: 1

9:58am Sat 1 Mar 14

Apb1964 says...

Your a Bournemouthite when your born in Boscombe Hospital and look down your nose at people from Poole
Your a Bournemouthite when your born in Boscombe Hospital and look down your nose at people from Poole Apb1964
  • Score: 0

10:23am Sat 1 Mar 14

John T says...

nothingtofear wrote:
Letcommonsenseprevai

l
wrote:
Why why why aren't comments open for the Richard Carr in court story? Who is it at The Echo that doesn't want us posting on this, and why? Very fishy.
Your common sense should be telling you that this is sub judice.
Mind you with their track record, it is easy to see why some may think it is Echo pre judice!
[quote][p][bold]nothingtofear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: Why why why aren't comments open for the Richard Carr in court story? Who is it at The Echo that doesn't want us posting on this, and why? Very fishy.[/p][/quote]Your common sense should be telling you that this is sub judice.[/p][/quote]Mind you with their track record, it is easy to see why some may think it is Echo pre judice! John T
  • Score: 4

10:32am Sat 1 Mar 14

jaffajoe says...

djd wrote:
lionheart wrote:
theoldies wrote:
Can anyone remember when the Bus stopped at Withermoor Road Winton and the Conductor shoughted out Butlers for Bargains and we went to Billl and Ann Leggs dancing school then to the Expresso Coffee House a few shops near Sturtons. Also the children Saturday morning cinema the Modern before Bingo came. also the Winton and Moordown School Coronation Avevenue that is now Kingsley House for the elderly. The good Old Days.
Who remembers the Ritz cinema in Wimborne Road opposite Castle Road.There and the Moderne used to be my local cinemas. I went to Winton Secondary in the '60's, learnt to dance at Bill and Anne Legges's and frequented the Il Ritrovo Coffee Bar next to Sturtons. Those were the days.
Remember the Ritz, used to be in competition with the Moderne.
Do you remember the Astoria cinema in the Pokesdown end of Christchurch Rd or the other cinema that used to be in Holdenhurst Rd opposite Cleveland Rd??
The Saturday morning Western films at the Moderne and the queues of kids waiting to go in ??
i think it was the Roxy - when it became a bingo hall it was owned by the Bartram family who also owned the Grand in Westbourne
[quote][p][bold]djd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lionheart[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]theoldies[/bold] wrote: Can anyone remember when the Bus stopped at Withermoor Road Winton and the Conductor shoughted out Butlers for Bargains and we went to Billl and Ann Leggs dancing school then to the Expresso Coffee House a few shops near Sturtons. Also the children Saturday morning cinema the Modern before Bingo came. also the Winton and Moordown School Coronation Avevenue that is now Kingsley House for the elderly. The good Old Days.[/p][/quote]Who remembers the Ritz cinema in Wimborne Road opposite Castle Road.There and the Moderne used to be my local cinemas. I went to Winton Secondary in the '60's, learnt to dance at Bill and Anne Legges's and frequented the Il Ritrovo Coffee Bar next to Sturtons. Those were the days.[/p][/quote]Remember the Ritz, used to be in competition with the Moderne. Do you remember the Astoria cinema in the Pokesdown end of Christchurch Rd or the other cinema that used to be in Holdenhurst Rd opposite Cleveland Rd?? The Saturday morning Western films at the Moderne and the queues of kids waiting to go in ??[/p][/quote]i think it was the Roxy - when it became a bingo hall it was owned by the Bartram family who also owned the Grand in Westbourne jaffajoe
  • Score: 1

10:47am Sat 1 Mar 14

Ms daisy says...

MrPitiful wrote:
From all the above comments made by all the old fogeys who have dragged themselves out of the woodwork, the following observations about the "good ol' days" can be made: 1 - Bournemouth was a town consisting of dodgy pubs and nightclubs where fighting and punch-ups were the norm - in fact, it even went on in some of the hotels! 2 - The streets were jammed and clogged with smoky corporation buses struggling up and down the likes of Richmond Hill, hindering any normal folk from going about their business in a timely manner. 3 - Any decent local venues were run by dodgy characters - apparently one local establishment back in the day was run by a certain notorious "Mr Fix-It" 4 - There was nothing to do in town for the youngsters - apart from the beach and floating sticks up and down the stream in the gardens. In fact, the main thing a lot of people got excited about was the collection of birds in the aviary. If it rained you had to be able to afford to go to the local cinemas or seemingly endless amount of coffee bars to keep yourself entertained. 5 - Some of the local late night takeaways were notorious for their dodgy hygiene standards and it was deemd a miracle if you consumed their food and lived to tell the tale! I would say when comparing the above 5 points to the current staus quo, not a lot has changed and furthermore, from the descriptions above, it sounds like the good ol' days in Bournemouth weren't really that good at all.
I may be an old fogey in my 50's but I dont think you have a clue what you are talking about.
1. Look at bournemouth now esp the nightlife the violence now is awful years ago you get a scuffle or two now you get broken glass or a knife pulled some areas are no go when on your own.
2. Now you have to pay for expensive parking and much increased population with cars
3. Still 'Doggy' characters around
4.Youngsters expectations were less so the beach was a great day out also meeting your mates down westover road to hang around eyeing up the lads.
5.Great mushroom burger from hole in the wall, look at some of the places still open today no different.

Bournemouth was better then like most places. Meeting up with friends driving though Merrick park crammed into a hillman imp, ford capri, escort or cortina. Only 'fast' food places open in Bournemouth/Boscombe
.
[quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: From all the above comments made by all the old fogeys who have dragged themselves out of the woodwork, the following observations about the "good ol' days" can be made: 1 - Bournemouth was a town consisting of dodgy pubs and nightclubs where fighting and punch-ups were the norm - in fact, it even went on in some of the hotels! 2 - The streets were jammed and clogged with smoky corporation buses struggling up and down the likes of Richmond Hill, hindering any normal folk from going about their business in a timely manner. 3 - Any decent local venues were run by dodgy characters - apparently one local establishment back in the day was run by a certain notorious "Mr Fix-It" 4 - There was nothing to do in town for the youngsters - apart from the beach and floating sticks up and down the stream in the gardens. In fact, the main thing a lot of people got excited about was the collection of birds in the aviary. If it rained you had to be able to afford to go to the local cinemas or seemingly endless amount of coffee bars to keep yourself entertained. 5 - Some of the local late night takeaways were notorious for their dodgy hygiene standards and it was deemd a miracle if you consumed their food and lived to tell the tale! I would say when comparing the above 5 points to the current staus quo, not a lot has changed and furthermore, from the descriptions above, it sounds like the good ol' days in Bournemouth weren't really that good at all.[/p][/quote]I may be an old fogey in my 50's but I dont think you have a clue what you are talking about. 1. Look at bournemouth now esp the nightlife the violence now is awful years ago you get a scuffle or two now you get broken glass or a knife pulled some areas are no go when on your own. 2. Now you have to pay for expensive parking and much increased population with cars 3. Still 'Doggy' characters around 4.Youngsters expectations were less so the beach was a great day out also meeting your mates down westover road to hang around eyeing up the lads. 5.Great mushroom burger from hole in the wall, look at some of the places still open today no different. Bournemouth was better then like most places. Meeting up with friends driving though Merrick park crammed into a hillman imp, ford capri, escort or cortina. Only 'fast' food places open in Bournemouth/Boscombe . Ms daisy
  • Score: 16

11:02am Sat 1 Mar 14

scrumpyjack says...

pete woodley wrote:
Keep the comments coming in,this "grumpy old man" likes them,its a reminder of the days when people were more loyal,and were better mixers,and i do not mean in a punch up.Lets hear about special events or incidents.
Nostalgia, we all love it. Although it's not as good as it used to be.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Keep the comments coming in,this "grumpy old man" likes them,its a reminder of the days when people were more loyal,and were better mixers,and i do not mean in a punch up.Lets hear about special events or incidents.[/p][/quote]Nostalgia, we all love it. Although it's not as good as it used to be. scrumpyjack
  • Score: 9

11:15am Sat 1 Mar 14

camvalley says...

Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
John T wrote:
Ms daisy wrote: The continental that doggy cinema was in Winton wasnt it.Others I remember is also poets corner, south western, stateside centre, Rickys (by Exeter hotel) and Bumbles used to be known for only the Married, divorced or seperated clubers, lads would go there if they just wanted to pull. Sorry to anyone who went there.
Yes, I remember Bumbles when Richard Carr used to make his 'grand entrances' accompanied by two bouncers. But, then he was only half the man he is today!
In 1978 I was living in Gladstone road Boscombe and used to go to Hamby House for a burger at lunchtime. The chef was Richard Carr who used to come out of the kitchen with your order, wearing a proper chef's hat too. My house was pulled down to make way for the Sovereign Centre and the road around it. I also remember how nice the long straight streets were between Charminster Rd and Holdenhurst Rd before most were cut in half by Wessex Way. On the corner of Malmesbury Park Rd and Bennett Rd was a filling station which had topless pump attendants at times (early seventies).
Yes thats right Richard Carr used to have the franchise believe it was wimpy then
[quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ms daisy[/bold] wrote: The continental that doggy cinema was in Winton wasnt it.Others I remember is also poets corner, south western, stateside centre, Rickys (by Exeter hotel) and Bumbles used to be known for only the Married, divorced or seperated clubers, lads would go there if they just wanted to pull. Sorry to anyone who went there.[/p][/quote]Yes, I remember Bumbles when Richard Carr used to make his 'grand entrances' accompanied by two bouncers. But, then he was only half the man he is today![/p][/quote]In 1978 I was living in Gladstone road Boscombe and used to go to Hamby House for a burger at lunchtime. The chef was Richard Carr who used to come out of the kitchen with your order, wearing a proper chef's hat too. My house was pulled down to make way for the Sovereign Centre and the road around it. I also remember how nice the long straight streets were between Charminster Rd and Holdenhurst Rd before most were cut in half by Wessex Way. On the corner of Malmesbury Park Rd and Bennett Rd was a filling station which had topless pump attendants at times (early seventies).[/p][/quote]Yes thats right Richard Carr used to have the franchise believe it was wimpy then camvalley
  • Score: 4

11:20am Sat 1 Mar 14

camvalley says...

Letcommonsenseprevai
l
wrote:
Why why why aren't comments open for the Richard Carr in court story? Who is it at The Echo that doesn't want us posting on this, and why? Very fishy.
I think you will find as its on going court case ,the echo don't want to be sued for comments, as I'm sure there would be quite a lot
[quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: Why why why aren't comments open for the Richard Carr in court story? Who is it at The Echo that doesn't want us posting on this, and why? Very fishy.[/p][/quote]I think you will find as its on going court case ,the echo don't want to be sued for comments, as I'm sure there would be quite a lot camvalley
  • Score: 7

11:23am Sat 1 Mar 14

jsdorset says...

The trees on the roundabout at the top of Richmond hill. (before the bypass) and the demo to stop them being cut down.
Fishing at the beach and catching eatable size fish (bass come to mind)
Cycling out to the New Forest and all the other surrounding areas and having wonderful adventures as a young kid 10 -12yrs old, Paper rounds and the dreaded Sundays with the heavier bag, Picking spuds for pocket money,
The coffee bars and the Ice rink
Jane who owned the Norwegian Wood
The Spanish Club for afternoon drinking on a Saturday. (not the Spanish Bars but remember those too)
The 1000's of Mods on scooters on Bank holiday's and the skinheads fighting them through the town.
Central Bars, Palace Vaults, Badger Bars,
All the great disco's Le Cardinal, Maison Royale, The Village, The Outlook. Then after they closed off you staggered to Whiskys where you could get a late drink.
Seeing Blondie play at The Village Bowl, (Then meeting Debbie Harry and the band on the tour bus afterwards)
The trees on the roundabout at the top of Richmond hill. (before the bypass) and the demo to stop them being cut down. Fishing at the beach and catching eatable size fish (bass come to mind) Cycling out to the New Forest and all the other surrounding areas and having wonderful adventures as a young kid 10 -12yrs old, Paper rounds and the dreaded Sundays with the heavier bag, Picking spuds for pocket money, The coffee bars and the Ice rink Jane who owned the Norwegian Wood The Spanish Club for afternoon drinking on a Saturday. (not the Spanish Bars but remember those too) The 1000's of Mods on scooters on Bank holiday's and the skinheads fighting them through the town. Central Bars, Palace Vaults, Badger Bars, All the great disco's Le Cardinal, Maison Royale, The Village, The Outlook. Then after they closed off you staggered to Whiskys where you could get a late drink. Seeing Blondie play at The Village Bowl, (Then meeting Debbie Harry and the band on the tour bus afterwards) jsdorset
  • Score: 5

11:29am Sat 1 Mar 14

camvalley says...

jaffajoe wrote:
stjxf12 wrote: Woolco's at the Hampshire Centre, Town Hall Disco, Cooper Dean was a pig farm, Hot Chocolate in Junipers after Ice Skating,Trollry bus turntable in the square.
trolleybus turntable in the square? whereabouts? their was a turntable in christchurch... wasnt Oscars bar under the Maison Royale? not Royal Exeter? other bits n bobs.. signs saying "no spitting" on the buses The Uni being known as Wally Colly - and then Wally Polly... Elton John playing the Winter Gardens in late 70s playing 'pooh sticks' in the Bourne stream The Eye hospital being at junction of Poole Rd and Clarendon Rd Jacksons of Piccadilly in Seamoor Rd, Westbourne clippies on the buses The Royal Bath and The Carlton being 5 star hotels Bobby's department store Bealesons on Commercial Road Pineapple Rock cafe at the top of Old Christchurch Rd - first location in Bournemouth for the 'Space Invaders' game machine (and location where most Portchester schoolboy truants were found at that time) Hartwells Chrysler and Hillman car dealer in Holdenhurst Road St Pauls church and school (where Asda is located by Bmth rail station) thats about it for now...
The trolly bus turntable in christchurch was and is in church street towards the priory on the right where the develpoment was done ,the table is still there but is used as a private car park
[quote][p][bold]jaffajoe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stjxf12[/bold] wrote: Woolco's at the Hampshire Centre, Town Hall Disco, Cooper Dean was a pig farm, Hot Chocolate in Junipers after Ice Skating,Trollry bus turntable in the square.[/p][/quote]trolleybus turntable in the square? whereabouts? their was a turntable in christchurch... wasnt Oscars bar under the Maison Royale? not Royal Exeter? other bits n bobs.. signs saying "no spitting" on the buses The Uni being known as Wally Colly - and then Wally Polly... Elton John playing the Winter Gardens in late 70s playing 'pooh sticks' in the Bourne stream The Eye hospital being at junction of Poole Rd and Clarendon Rd Jacksons of Piccadilly in Seamoor Rd, Westbourne clippies on the buses The Royal Bath and The Carlton being 5 star hotels Bobby's department store Bealesons on Commercial Road Pineapple Rock cafe at the top of Old Christchurch Rd - first location in Bournemouth for the 'Space Invaders' game machine (and location where most Portchester schoolboy truants were found at that time) Hartwells Chrysler and Hillman car dealer in Holdenhurst Road St Pauls church and school (where Asda is located by Bmth rail station) thats about it for now...[/p][/quote]The trolly bus turntable in christchurch was and is in church street towards the priory on the right where the develpoment was done ,the table is still there but is used as a private car park camvalley
  • Score: 4

11:45am Sat 1 Mar 14

scrumpyjack says...

scouserinbmth wrote:
Bpl333 wrote:
you also remember when Boscombe was quite nice and not full of drunks, druggies and free loading northerners.....
racist tosser
What race would that be?

Why don't you shoplift a dictionary?
[quote][p][bold]scouserinbmth[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bpl333[/bold] wrote: you also remember when Boscombe was quite nice and not full of drunks, druggies and free loading northerners.....[/p][/quote]racist tosser[/p][/quote]What race would that be? Why don't you shoplift a dictionary? scrumpyjack
  • Score: 10

11:47am Sat 1 Mar 14

pedantica says...

curryandstella wrote:
I'm Bournemouth born and breed, and the one thing that a lot of Bournemouth is now run down and dirty full of a lot of people who don't care about the place, ie the person who murdered Andrew Young.
stop breeding then!
[quote][p][bold]curryandstella[/bold] wrote: I'm Bournemouth born and breed, and the one thing that a lot of Bournemouth is now run down and dirty full of a lot of people who don't care about the place, ie the person who murdered Andrew Young.[/p][/quote]stop breeding then! pedantica
  • Score: -9

11:56am Sat 1 Mar 14

Glashen says...

camvalley wrote:
Letcommonsenseprevai

l
wrote:
Why why why aren't comments open for the Richard Carr in court story? Who is it at The Echo that doesn't want us posting on this, and why? Very fishy.
I think you will find as its on going court case ,the echo don't want to be sued for comments, as I'm sure there would be quite a lot
Look up "Sub judice" and be patient the time to comment will come.
[quote][p][bold]camvalley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: Why why why aren't comments open for the Richard Carr in court story? Who is it at The Echo that doesn't want us posting on this, and why? Very fishy.[/p][/quote]I think you will find as its on going court case ,the echo don't want to be sued for comments, as I'm sure there would be quite a lot[/p][/quote]Look up "Sub judice" and be patient the time to comment will come. Glashen
  • Score: 4

12:04pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Glashen says...

One thing, is Bournemouth-ite the right term or should it be the (IMHO the more elegant) Bournemouthian.
One thing, is Bournemouth-ite the right term or should it be the (IMHO the more elegant) Bournemouthian. Glashen
  • Score: 5

12:12pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Eddie's dog says...

The Milk Race .........
The Milk Race ......... Eddie's dog
  • Score: 9

12:39pm Sat 1 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

MrPitiful wrote:
From all the above comments made by all the old fogeys who have dragged themselves out of the woodwork, the following observations about the "good ol' days" can be made:

1 - Bournemouth was a town consisting of dodgy pubs and nightclubs where fighting and punch-ups were the norm - in fact, it even went on in some of the hotels!
2 - The streets were jammed and clogged with smoky corporation buses struggling up and down the likes of Richmond Hill, hindering any normal folk from going about their business in a timely manner.
3 - Any decent local venues were run by dodgy characters - apparently one local establishment back in the day was run by a certain notorious "Mr Fix-It"
4 - There was nothing to do in town for the youngsters - apart from the beach and floating sticks up and down the stream in the gardens. In fact, the main thing a lot of people got excited about was the collection of birds in the aviary. If it rained you had to be able to afford to go to the local cinemas or seemingly endless amount of coffee bars to keep yourself entertained.
5 - Some of the local late night takeaways were notorious for their dodgy hygiene standards and it was deemd a miracle if you consumed their food and lived to tell the tale!

I would say when comparing the above 5 points to the current staus quo, not a lot has changed and furthermore, from the descriptions above, it sounds like the good ol' days in Bournemouth weren't really that good at all.
I'm only going to bother to pick you up on of your negative points - one close to my heart - " 2 - The streets were jammed and clogged with smoky corporation buses struggling up and down the likes of Richmond Hill, hindering any normal folk from going about their business in a timely manner. "

Because if you read or even vaguely comprehended what has been written in these mostly uplifting memories you would have noticed frequent reference to trolleybuses. That mode of transport is the complete opposite of what you describe as 'smoky corporation buses', they were fume free, fast, silent, very efficient and electrically powered. In addition these qualities combined to enable trolleybuses to depart the Square via Richmond Hill when fully loaded (60+) not only in exhaust free silence but whilst accelerating (well beyond 30mph if the driver so dared) before passing the Echo Offices going UP the hill - no other vehicles at the time stood a chance of overtaking them.

All was not perfect back then, but if only we could have kept the best bits of the past and mixed them with the best bits of today........sadly we haven't and seem to be achieving the opposite!
[quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: From all the above comments made by all the old fogeys who have dragged themselves out of the woodwork, the following observations about the "good ol' days" can be made: 1 - Bournemouth was a town consisting of dodgy pubs and nightclubs where fighting and punch-ups were the norm - in fact, it even went on in some of the hotels! 2 - The streets were jammed and clogged with smoky corporation buses struggling up and down the likes of Richmond Hill, hindering any normal folk from going about their business in a timely manner. 3 - Any decent local venues were run by dodgy characters - apparently one local establishment back in the day was run by a certain notorious "Mr Fix-It" 4 - There was nothing to do in town for the youngsters - apart from the beach and floating sticks up and down the stream in the gardens. In fact, the main thing a lot of people got excited about was the collection of birds in the aviary. If it rained you had to be able to afford to go to the local cinemas or seemingly endless amount of coffee bars to keep yourself entertained. 5 - Some of the local late night takeaways were notorious for their dodgy hygiene standards and it was deemd a miracle if you consumed their food and lived to tell the tale! I would say when comparing the above 5 points to the current staus quo, not a lot has changed and furthermore, from the descriptions above, it sounds like the good ol' days in Bournemouth weren't really that good at all.[/p][/quote]I'm only going to bother to pick you up on of your negative points - one close to my heart - " 2 - The streets were jammed and clogged with smoky corporation buses struggling up and down the likes of Richmond Hill, hindering any normal folk from going about their business in a timely manner. " Because if you read or even vaguely comprehended what has been written in these mostly uplifting memories you would have noticed frequent reference to trolleybuses. That mode of transport is the complete opposite of what you describe as 'smoky corporation buses', they were fume free, fast, silent, very efficient and electrically powered. In addition these qualities combined to enable trolleybuses to depart the Square via Richmond Hill when fully loaded (60+) not only in exhaust free silence but whilst accelerating (well beyond 30mph if the driver so dared) before passing the Echo Offices going UP the hill - no other vehicles at the time stood a chance of overtaking them. All was not perfect back then, but if only we could have kept the best bits of the past and mixed them with the best bits of today........sadly we haven't and seem to be achieving the opposite! muscliffman
  • Score: 15

12:55pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Bathsheba says...

Talking shops surely someone's mentioned Bobby's? Also between Westover Road and the Pavilion above the Gardens there was a weird mini aviary/zoo. I assume that's gone.
Talking shops surely someone's mentioned Bobby's? Also between Westover Road and the Pavilion above the Gardens there was a weird mini aviary/zoo. I assume that's gone. Bathsheba
  • Score: 6

1:43pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Trifecta says...

The model railway museum, New Era Laundry and the White Horse pub, the fire station, and the enormous ex-tram shed that was Steptoe and Son. The Numbers Club and Pokesdown Youth Club and the chippy opposite St.James school that only sold cod and chips, nothing else.

And that is just Pokesdown.
The model railway museum, New Era Laundry and the White Horse pub, the fire station, and the enormous ex-tram shed that was Steptoe and Son. The Numbers Club and Pokesdown Youth Club and the chippy opposite St.James school that only sold cod and chips, nothing else. And that is just Pokesdown. Trifecta
  • Score: 6

1:53pm Sat 1 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

brights record dept to chat up the girls
brights record dept to chat up the girls pete woodley
  • Score: 3

1:55pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Glashen says...

muscliffman wrote:
MrPitiful wrote:
From all the above comments made by all the old fogeys who have dragged themselves out of the woodwork, the following observations about the "good ol' days" can be made:

1 - Bournemouth was a town consisting of dodgy pubs and nightclubs where fighting and punch-ups were the norm - in fact, it even went on in some of the hotels!
2 - The streets were jammed and clogged with smoky corporation buses struggling up and down the likes of Richmond Hill, hindering any normal folk from going about their business in a timely manner.
3 - Any decent local venues were run by dodgy characters - apparently one local establishment back in the day was run by a certain notorious "Mr Fix-It"
4 - There was nothing to do in town for the youngsters - apart from the beach and floating sticks up and down the stream in the gardens. In fact, the main thing a lot of people got excited about was the collection of birds in the aviary. If it rained you had to be able to afford to go to the local cinemas or seemingly endless amount of coffee bars to keep yourself entertained.
5 - Some of the local late night takeaways were notorious for their dodgy hygiene standards and it was deemd a miracle if you consumed their food and lived to tell the tale!

I would say when comparing the above 5 points to the current staus quo, not a lot has changed and furthermore, from the descriptions above, it sounds like the good ol' days in Bournemouth weren't really that good at all.
I'm only going to bother to pick you up on of your negative points - one close to my heart - " 2 - The streets were jammed and clogged with smoky corporation buses struggling up and down the likes of Richmond Hill, hindering any normal folk from going about their business in a timely manner. "

Because if you read or even vaguely comprehended what has been written in these mostly uplifting memories you would have noticed frequent reference to trolleybuses. That mode of transport is the complete opposite of what you describe as 'smoky corporation buses', they were fume free, fast, silent, very efficient and electrically powered. In addition these qualities combined to enable trolleybuses to depart the Square via Richmond Hill when fully loaded (60+) not only in exhaust free silence but whilst accelerating (well beyond 30mph if the driver so dared) before passing the Echo Offices going UP the hill - no other vehicles at the time stood a chance of overtaking them.

All was not perfect back then, but if only we could have kept the best bits of the past and mixed them with the best bits of today........sadly we haven't and seem to be achieving the opposite!
I think there is a real argument for reintroducing trolley buses, modern systems could obviate many of the biggest disadvantages and they could could be a real benefit to the town. Compared to the millions invested in the Edingburgh team system (similar sized conurbation) they could would be a bargain and as a contribution to combatting climate change make vastly more sense than windmills.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: From all the above comments made by all the old fogeys who have dragged themselves out of the woodwork, the following observations about the "good ol' days" can be made: 1 - Bournemouth was a town consisting of dodgy pubs and nightclubs where fighting and punch-ups were the norm - in fact, it even went on in some of the hotels! 2 - The streets were jammed and clogged with smoky corporation buses struggling up and down the likes of Richmond Hill, hindering any normal folk from going about their business in a timely manner. 3 - Any decent local venues were run by dodgy characters - apparently one local establishment back in the day was run by a certain notorious "Mr Fix-It" 4 - There was nothing to do in town for the youngsters - apart from the beach and floating sticks up and down the stream in the gardens. In fact, the main thing a lot of people got excited about was the collection of birds in the aviary. If it rained you had to be able to afford to go to the local cinemas or seemingly endless amount of coffee bars to keep yourself entertained. 5 - Some of the local late night takeaways were notorious for their dodgy hygiene standards and it was deemd a miracle if you consumed their food and lived to tell the tale! I would say when comparing the above 5 points to the current staus quo, not a lot has changed and furthermore, from the descriptions above, it sounds like the good ol' days in Bournemouth weren't really that good at all.[/p][/quote]I'm only going to bother to pick you up on of your negative points - one close to my heart - " 2 - The streets were jammed and clogged with smoky corporation buses struggling up and down the likes of Richmond Hill, hindering any normal folk from going about their business in a timely manner. " Because if you read or even vaguely comprehended what has been written in these mostly uplifting memories you would have noticed frequent reference to trolleybuses. That mode of transport is the complete opposite of what you describe as 'smoky corporation buses', they were fume free, fast, silent, very efficient and electrically powered. In addition these qualities combined to enable trolleybuses to depart the Square via Richmond Hill when fully loaded (60+) not only in exhaust free silence but whilst accelerating (well beyond 30mph if the driver so dared) before passing the Echo Offices going UP the hill - no other vehicles at the time stood a chance of overtaking them. All was not perfect back then, but if only we could have kept the best bits of the past and mixed them with the best bits of today........sadly we haven't and seem to be achieving the opposite![/p][/quote]I think there is a real argument for reintroducing trolley buses, modern systems could obviate many of the biggest disadvantages and they could could be a real benefit to the town. Compared to the millions invested in the Edingburgh team system (similar sized conurbation) they could would be a bargain and as a contribution to combatting climate change make vastly more sense than windmills. Glashen
  • Score: 7

1:56pm Sat 1 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

The miniature railway,swingboats trampolines,etc,on monkey island east cliff,late 70's.
The miniature railway,swingboats trampolines,etc,on monkey island east cliff,late 70's. pete woodley
  • Score: 6

3:22pm Sat 1 Mar 14

twynhamob says...

Trifecta wrote:
The model railway museum, New Era Laundry and the White Horse pub, the fire station, and the enormous ex-tram shed that was Steptoe and Son. The Numbers Club and Pokesdown Youth Club and the chippy opposite St.James school that only sold cod and chips, nothing else.

And that is just Pokesdown.
Sorry, but Steptoe & Son was closer to the Chippy opposite James School, when Steptoe(Paul I think his name was and he had an old Rolls Royce) opened the old tram shed he up-scaled and called it Penny Lane, and I remember he had a Japanese monkey in a cage that was really vicious...
[quote][p][bold]Trifecta[/bold] wrote: The model railway museum, New Era Laundry and the White Horse pub, the fire station, and the enormous ex-tram shed that was Steptoe and Son. The Numbers Club and Pokesdown Youth Club and the chippy opposite St.James school that only sold cod and chips, nothing else. And that is just Pokesdown.[/p][/quote]Sorry, but Steptoe & Son was closer to the Chippy opposite James School, when Steptoe(Paul I think his name was and he had an old Rolls Royce) opened the old tram shed he up-scaled and called it Penny Lane, and I remember he had a Japanese monkey in a cage that was really vicious... twynhamob
  • Score: 3

3:42pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Lord Spring says...

Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
John T wrote:
Ms daisy wrote:
The continental that doggy cinema was in Winton wasnt it.Others I remember is also poets corner, south western, stateside centre, Rickys (by Exeter hotel) and Bumbles used to be known for only the Married, divorced or seperated clubers, lads would go there if they just wanted to pull. Sorry to anyone who went there.
Yes, I remember Bumbles when Richard Carr used to make his 'grand entrances' accompanied by two bouncers.
But, then he was only half the man he is today!
In 1978 I was living in Gladstone road Boscombe and used to go to Hamby House for a burger at lunchtime. The chef was Richard Carr who used to come out of the kitchen with your order, wearing a proper chef's hat too. My house was pulled down to make way for the Sovereign Centre and the road around it. I also remember how nice the long straight streets were between Charminster Rd and Holdenhurst Rd before most were cut in half by Wessex Way. On the corner of Malmesbury Park Rd and Bennett Rd was a filling station which had topless pump attendants at times (early seventies).
Jet petrol station in Bennet Road but I think the topless ladies were younger than the early seventies
[quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ms daisy[/bold] wrote: The continental that doggy cinema was in Winton wasnt it.Others I remember is also poets corner, south western, stateside centre, Rickys (by Exeter hotel) and Bumbles used to be known for only the Married, divorced or seperated clubers, lads would go there if they just wanted to pull. Sorry to anyone who went there.[/p][/quote]Yes, I remember Bumbles when Richard Carr used to make his 'grand entrances' accompanied by two bouncers. But, then he was only half the man he is today![/p][/quote]In 1978 I was living in Gladstone road Boscombe and used to go to Hamby House for a burger at lunchtime. The chef was Richard Carr who used to come out of the kitchen with your order, wearing a proper chef's hat too. My house was pulled down to make way for the Sovereign Centre and the road around it. I also remember how nice the long straight streets were between Charminster Rd and Holdenhurst Rd before most were cut in half by Wessex Way. On the corner of Malmesbury Park Rd and Bennett Rd was a filling station which had topless pump attendants at times (early seventies).[/p][/quote]Jet petrol station in Bennet Road but I think the topless ladies were younger than the early seventies Lord Spring
  • Score: 4

3:46pm Sat 1 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

Glashen wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
MrPitiful wrote:
From all the above comments made by all the old fogeys who have dragged themselves out of the woodwork, the following observations about the "good ol' days" can be made:

1 - Bournemouth was a town consisting of dodgy pubs and nightclubs where fighting and punch-ups were the norm - in fact, it even went on in some of the hotels!
2 - The streets were jammed and clogged with smoky corporation buses struggling up and down the likes of Richmond Hill, hindering any normal folk from going about their business in a timely manner.
3 - Any decent local venues were run by dodgy characters - apparently one local establishment back in the day was run by a certain notorious "Mr Fix-It"
4 - There was nothing to do in town for the youngsters - apart from the beach and floating sticks up and down the stream in the gardens. In fact, the main thing a lot of people got excited about was the collection of birds in the aviary. If it rained you had to be able to afford to go to the local cinemas or seemingly endless amount of coffee bars to keep yourself entertained.
5 - Some of the local late night takeaways were notorious for their dodgy hygiene standards and it was deemd a miracle if you consumed their food and lived to tell the tale!

I would say when comparing the above 5 points to the current staus quo, not a lot has changed and furthermore, from the descriptions above, it sounds like the good ol' days in Bournemouth weren't really that good at all.
I'm only going to bother to pick you up on of your negative points - one close to my heart - " 2 - The streets were jammed and clogged with smoky corporation buses struggling up and down the likes of Richmond Hill, hindering any normal folk from going about their business in a timely manner. "

Because if you read or even vaguely comprehended what has been written in these mostly uplifting memories you would have noticed frequent reference to trolleybuses. That mode of transport is the complete opposite of what you describe as 'smoky corporation buses', they were fume free, fast, silent, very efficient and electrically powered. In addition these qualities combined to enable trolleybuses to depart the Square via Richmond Hill when fully loaded (60+) not only in exhaust free silence but whilst accelerating (well beyond 30mph if the driver so dared) before passing the Echo Offices going UP the hill - no other vehicles at the time stood a chance of overtaking them.

All was not perfect back then, but if only we could have kept the best bits of the past and mixed them with the best bits of today........sadly we haven't and seem to be achieving the opposite!
I think there is a real argument for reintroducing trolley buses, modern systems could obviate many of the biggest disadvantages and they could could be a real benefit to the town. Compared to the millions invested in the Edingburgh team system (similar sized conurbation) they could would be a bargain and as a contribution to combatting climate change make vastly more sense than windmills.
Agreed, although I'll skirt round the 'climate change' bit they are certainly a much more able and efficient (so potentially far cheaper!) mode of public transport than trams and far cleaner and faster than diesel buses.

You refer to the Edinburgh trams (not teams - I presume!) a monument to political and public-sector gross incompetence at every level - and we are already into many, many £Millions of wasted taxpayers money and not one of these rail bound vehicles has run 'in anger' since the whole fleet of very expensive new trams was delivered to the City for an intended start up several years ago. Frankly the situation there is well beyond unbelievable.

Leeds are talking about new trolleybuses and have secured UK Government support and funding, but the costs and public sector bureaucracy in this project has predictably also already taken complete leave of all common sense. For instance, figures like £14million are seriously being discussed just to replace some protected trees along part of the route - so you can easily envisage just where this taxpayer funded project is going.

Bringing back modern trolleybuses could be done and it has been done all over the world, but here in the UK at present - not a chance, although a lot of people might get quite rich endlessly talking about it.
[quote][p][bold]Glashen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: From all the above comments made by all the old fogeys who have dragged themselves out of the woodwork, the following observations about the "good ol' days" can be made: 1 - Bournemouth was a town consisting of dodgy pubs and nightclubs where fighting and punch-ups were the norm - in fact, it even went on in some of the hotels! 2 - The streets were jammed and clogged with smoky corporation buses struggling up and down the likes of Richmond Hill, hindering any normal folk from going about their business in a timely manner. 3 - Any decent local venues were run by dodgy characters - apparently one local establishment back in the day was run by a certain notorious "Mr Fix-It" 4 - There was nothing to do in town for the youngsters - apart from the beach and floating sticks up and down the stream in the gardens. In fact, the main thing a lot of people got excited about was the collection of birds in the aviary. If it rained you had to be able to afford to go to the local cinemas or seemingly endless amount of coffee bars to keep yourself entertained. 5 - Some of the local late night takeaways were notorious for their dodgy hygiene standards and it was deemd a miracle if you consumed their food and lived to tell the tale! I would say when comparing the above 5 points to the current staus quo, not a lot has changed and furthermore, from the descriptions above, it sounds like the good ol' days in Bournemouth weren't really that good at all.[/p][/quote]I'm only going to bother to pick you up on of your negative points - one close to my heart - " 2 - The streets were jammed and clogged with smoky corporation buses struggling up and down the likes of Richmond Hill, hindering any normal folk from going about their business in a timely manner. " Because if you read or even vaguely comprehended what has been written in these mostly uplifting memories you would have noticed frequent reference to trolleybuses. That mode of transport is the complete opposite of what you describe as 'smoky corporation buses', they were fume free, fast, silent, very efficient and electrically powered. In addition these qualities combined to enable trolleybuses to depart the Square via Richmond Hill when fully loaded (60+) not only in exhaust free silence but whilst accelerating (well beyond 30mph if the driver so dared) before passing the Echo Offices going UP the hill - no other vehicles at the time stood a chance of overtaking them. All was not perfect back then, but if only we could have kept the best bits of the past and mixed them with the best bits of today........sadly we haven't and seem to be achieving the opposite![/p][/quote]I think there is a real argument for reintroducing trolley buses, modern systems could obviate many of the biggest disadvantages and they could could be a real benefit to the town. Compared to the millions invested in the Edingburgh team system (similar sized conurbation) they could would be a bargain and as a contribution to combatting climate change make vastly more sense than windmills.[/p][/quote]Agreed, although I'll skirt round the 'climate change' bit they are certainly a much more able and efficient (so potentially far cheaper!) mode of public transport than trams and far cleaner and faster than diesel buses. You refer to the Edinburgh trams (not teams - I presume!) a monument to political and public-sector gross incompetence at every level - and we are already into many, many £Millions of wasted taxpayers money and not one of these rail bound vehicles has run 'in anger' since the whole fleet of very expensive new trams was delivered to the City for an intended start up several years ago. Frankly the situation there is well beyond unbelievable. Leeds are talking about new trolleybuses and have secured UK Government support and funding, but the costs and public sector bureaucracy in this project has predictably also already taken complete leave of all common sense. For instance, figures like £14million are seriously being discussed just to replace some protected trees along part of the route - so you can easily envisage just where this taxpayer funded project is going. Bringing back modern trolleybuses could be done and it has been done all over the world, but here in the UK at present - not a chance, although a lot of people might get quite rich endlessly talking about it. muscliffman
  • Score: 3

3:48pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Thepinkhouse says...

I remember delivering the Echo to Harvey NIchols in Commercial Road back in the 60's. A beautiful building that was pulled down and replaced by C & A and has now been rebuilt again, and is home to Amigo Loans. Times change and not always for the better.
I remember delivering the Echo to Harvey NIchols in Commercial Road back in the 60's. A beautiful building that was pulled down and replaced by C & A and has now been rebuilt again, and is home to Amigo Loans. Times change and not always for the better. Thepinkhouse
  • Score: 3

4:04pm Sat 1 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

Thepinkhouse wrote:
I remember delivering the Echo to Harvey NIchols in Commercial Road back in the 60's. A beautiful building that was pulled down and replaced by C & A and has now been rebuilt again, and is home to Amigo Loans. Times change and not always for the better.
A 'Harvey Nicks' in Bournemouth....Absol
utely fabulous idea sweetie!
[quote][p][bold]Thepinkhouse[/bold] wrote: I remember delivering the Echo to Harvey NIchols in Commercial Road back in the 60's. A beautiful building that was pulled down and replaced by C & A and has now been rebuilt again, and is home to Amigo Loans. Times change and not always for the better.[/p][/quote]A 'Harvey Nicks' in Bournemouth....Absol utely fabulous idea sweetie! muscliffman
  • Score: 3

4:17pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Lord Spring says...

Do you remember when Dave Wells was car dealer and did you buy a classic car from him.
Do you remember when Dave Wells was car dealer and did you buy a classic car from him. Lord Spring
  • Score: 7

4:35pm Sat 1 Mar 14

O'Reilly says...

Letcommonsenseprevai
l
wrote:
Why why why aren't comments open for the Richard Carr in court story? Who is it at The Echo that doesn't want us posting on this, and why? Very fishy.
Probably because they are fed up about reading of tiny furry animals.....
[quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: Why why why aren't comments open for the Richard Carr in court story? Who is it at The Echo that doesn't want us posting on this, and why? Very fishy.[/p][/quote]Probably because they are fed up about reading of tiny furry animals..... O'Reilly
  • Score: 1

4:41pm Sat 1 Mar 14

CaptColin says...

I'm no longer a Bournemouthian but have fond memories of the ice rink, the new years eve barrel jumping competition and working the spotlights for the summer Ice Follies shows, The projection room at the rink was accessed using stairs to the roof which we used during the intervals. I remember when the Beatles appeared at the Gaumont next door and I now apologise to any of the screaming girls who got their hair wet when we chucked cupfuls of water on them in the alleyway below in a vain attempt to quiet them down.
I'm no longer a Bournemouthian but have fond memories of the ice rink, the new years eve barrel jumping competition and working the spotlights for the summer Ice Follies shows, The projection room at the rink was accessed using stairs to the roof which we used during the intervals. I remember when the Beatles appeared at the Gaumont next door and I now apologise to any of the screaming girls who got their hair wet when we chucked cupfuls of water on them in the alleyway below in a vain attempt to quiet them down. CaptColin
  • Score: 3

4:47pm Sat 1 Mar 14

fedupwithjobsworths says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Do you remember when Dave Wells was car dealer and did you buy a classic car from him.
Indeed, when the Dave Wells Cars advertisement was shown at local cinemas the audience out load. I remember on one occasion he DW was released from prison his car firm held a "celebration sale"!
For £50 you could get a car with a 12 month "MOT"
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Do you remember when Dave Wells was car dealer and did you buy a classic car from him.[/p][/quote]Indeed, when the Dave Wells Cars advertisement was shown at local cinemas the audience out load. I remember on one occasion he DW was released from prison his car firm held a "celebration sale"! For £50 you could get a car with a 12 month "MOT" fedupwithjobsworths
  • Score: 8

4:50pm Sat 1 Mar 14

fedupwithjobsworths says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Do you remember when Dave Wells was car dealer and did you buy a classic car from him.
Sorry messed up previous comment, should have read:
Indeed, when the Dave Wells Cars advertisement was shown at local cinemas the audience roared out loud. I remember on one occasion when DW was released from prison his car firm held a "celebration sale"!
For £50 you could get a car with a 12 month "MOT"
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Do you remember when Dave Wells was car dealer and did you buy a classic car from him.[/p][/quote]Sorry messed up previous comment, should have read: Indeed, when the Dave Wells Cars advertisement was shown at local cinemas the audience roared out loud. I remember on one occasion when DW was released from prison his car firm held a "celebration sale"! For £50 you could get a car with a 12 month "MOT" fedupwithjobsworths
  • Score: 7

5:10pm Sat 1 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

Two bag ladies carrying carrier bags full of carrier bags,Tom Watton pushing his bike and swearing at everyone,PC Tom Hills the copper in the square,great guy
Two bag ladies carrying carrier bags full of carrier bags,Tom Watton pushing his bike and swearing at everyone,PC Tom Hills the copper in the square,great guy pete woodley
  • Score: 4

5:31pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Desperado says...

Remember Dave Well car sales. (Arthur Daley type, but dodgy) .
Before he owned half of Bournemouth .
Remember Dave Well car sales. (Arthur Daley type, but dodgy) . Before he owned half of Bournemouth . Desperado
  • Score: 9

5:38pm Sat 1 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Do you remember when Dave Wells was car dealer and did you buy a classic car from him.
I am sure there was no connection but I heard people could get their cars MOT'd at the old Dolphin pub in the seventies - and there was no need to bring along the vehicle!
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Do you remember when Dave Wells was car dealer and did you buy a classic car from him.[/p][/quote]I am sure there was no connection but I heard people could get their cars MOT'd at the old Dolphin pub in the seventies - and there was no need to bring along the vehicle! muscliffman
  • Score: 7

5:41pm Sat 1 Mar 14

muscliffman says...

pete woodley wrote:
Two bag ladies carrying carrier bags full of carrier bags,Tom Watton pushing his bike and swearing at everyone,PC Tom Hills the copper in the square,great guy
Do you recall the old boy who stood at the Lansdowne all day in the late 1960's constantly waving the traffic by with a large coloured umbrella?
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Two bag ladies carrying carrier bags full of carrier bags,Tom Watton pushing his bike and swearing at everyone,PC Tom Hills the copper in the square,great guy[/p][/quote]Do you recall the old boy who stood at the Lansdowne all day in the late 1960's constantly waving the traffic by with a large coloured umbrella? muscliffman
  • Score: 7

6:34pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Wilkie says...

Old boy Evening Echo seller outside the Burlington Arcade in the 70's & early eighties. Used to shout out 'Eeevening Echo, get you Eeevening Echo'.
Old boy Evening Echo seller outside the Burlington Arcade in the 70's & early eighties. Used to shout out 'Eeevening Echo, get you Eeevening Echo'. Wilkie
  • Score: 7

7:04pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Lord Spring says...

muscliffman wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Two bag ladies carrying carrier bags full of carrier bags,Tom Watton pushing his bike and swearing at everyone,PC Tom Hills the copper in the square,great guy
Do you recall the old boy who stood at the Lansdowne all day in the late 1960's constantly waving the traffic by with a large coloured umbrella?
I do
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Two bag ladies carrying carrier bags full of carrier bags,Tom Watton pushing his bike and swearing at everyone,PC Tom Hills the copper in the square,great guy[/p][/quote]Do you recall the old boy who stood at the Lansdowne all day in the late 1960's constantly waving the traffic by with a large coloured umbrella?[/p][/quote]I do Lord Spring
  • Score: 2

7:40pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Lord Spring says...

pete woodley wrote:
Two bag ladies carrying carrier bags full of carrier bags,Tom Watton pushing his bike and swearing at everyone,PC Tom Hills the copper in the square,great guy
We are now seriously talking about real characters that used to reside in this town Tommy Watton, Zina Bridgewater. Tommy used to visit Powells Scrap yard for bits for his bike and turn it upside down on the pavement cussing and blinding if bits did not fit.
Sat next to Zina in the Gods at the Hippodrome once that was the first time I came across her.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Two bag ladies carrying carrier bags full of carrier bags,Tom Watton pushing his bike and swearing at everyone,PC Tom Hills the copper in the square,great guy[/p][/quote]We are now seriously talking about real characters that used to reside in this town Tommy Watton, Zina Bridgewater. Tommy used to visit Powells Scrap yard for bits for his bike and turn it upside down on the pavement cussing and blinding if bits did not fit. Sat next to Zina in the Gods at the Hippodrome once that was the first time I came across her. Lord Spring
  • Score: 2

7:52pm Sat 1 Mar 14

nickynoodah says...

Lord Spring wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Two bag ladies carrying carrier bags full of carrier bags,Tom Watton pushing his bike and swearing at everyone,PC Tom Hills the copper in the square,great guy
Do you recall the old boy who stood at the Lansdowne all day in the late 1960's constantly waving the traffic by with a large coloured umbrella?
I do
That was nobaths dad you know.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: Two bag ladies carrying carrier bags full of carrier bags,Tom Watton pushing his bike and swearing at everyone,PC Tom Hills the copper in the square,great guy[/p][/quote]Do you recall the old boy who stood at the Lansdowne all day in the late 1960's constantly waving the traffic by with a large coloured umbrella?[/p][/quote]I do[/p][/quote]That was nobaths dad you know. nickynoodah
  • Score: -4

8:31pm Sat 1 Mar 14

stevobath says...

Bpl333 wrote:
you also remember when Boscombe was quite nice and not full of drunks, druggies and free loading northerners.....
Yawn....
[quote][p][bold]Bpl333[/bold] wrote: you also remember when Boscombe was quite nice and not full of drunks, druggies and free loading northerners.....[/p][/quote]Yawn.... stevobath
  • Score: 2

8:41pm Sat 1 Mar 14

stevobath says...

GeorgeW64 wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
When people tell you Bournemouth must be a nice place to live, and you have to say it would be if it weren't for all the drunks, students, beggers, chuggers and Big Issue peddlers.

You are dismayed that yet another pointless vanity project has been approved despite money needing to be spent on public transport in the area.

You see another clump of trees felled and think "There'll be an S+D kiosk on that spot next Xmas" - and there is.

You've witnessed countless failings and dodgy looking deals by the council yet never seen a single member investigated.
Do you honestly think that it only happens in Bournemouth ?
Where did you get the name Speedy you're a bit slow, it's the same in every town these days, Not just in Bournemouth.
Yes. At last. Someone who's REALISTIC & sees the bigger picture, instead of thinking Bournemouth is a special 'Magical Realm', cushioned from the realities of 21st Century UK.

Aaaah...Bournemouth, the town bigger than a lot of cities yet populated by people who have a small village mentality!
[quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: When people tell you Bournemouth must be a nice place to live, and you have to say it would be if it weren't for all the drunks, students, beggers, chuggers and Big Issue peddlers. You are dismayed that yet another pointless vanity project has been approved despite money needing to be spent on public transport in the area. You see another clump of trees felled and think "There'll be an S+D kiosk on that spot next Xmas" - and there is. You've witnessed countless failings and dodgy looking deals by the council yet never seen a single member investigated.[/p][/quote]Do you honestly think that it only happens in Bournemouth ? Where did you get the name Speedy you're a bit slow, it's the same in every town these days, Not just in Bournemouth.[/p][/quote]Yes. At last. Someone who's REALISTIC & sees the bigger picture, instead of thinking Bournemouth is a special 'Magical Realm', cushioned from the realities of 21st Century UK. Aaaah...Bournemouth, the town bigger than a lot of cities yet populated by people who have a small village mentality! stevobath
  • Score: -5

8:54pm Sat 1 Mar 14

nickynoodah says...

hang on do you remember when nobaths dad used to impersonate Gracie Fields and sing 'wish me luck' in the ballrooms.
it cost 10old pence to get in.
great fun and laughter.
hang on do you remember when nobaths dad used to impersonate Gracie Fields and sing 'wish me luck' in the ballrooms. it cost 10old pence to get in. great fun and laughter. nickynoodah
  • Score: -2

9:21pm Sat 1 Mar 14

mossy 1 says...

Glashen wrote:
One thing, is Bournemouth-ite the right term or should it be the (IMHO the more elegant) Bournemouthian.
Spot on!I mentioned this yesterday but it seems the author of this article still believes it is Bournemouth-ite OR could be Bournemouthian.Not one post has disagreed that it should be Bournemouthian,in fact many have backed me up,together with many `thumbs up`.My yearbook at senior school was called the Bournemouthian and it was drummed into us that it was called that because it represented the fact that all pupils at the school came from Bournemouth,hence we were all Bournemouthians.So do you take the word of the author of this article that someone from Bournemouth is an`ite`,or that of some of highly qualified teachers because at the time it was among one of the top ten schools in the country for academic results.
[quote][p][bold]Glashen[/bold] wrote: One thing, is Bournemouth-ite the right term or should it be the (IMHO the more elegant) Bournemouthian.[/p][/quote]Spot on!I mentioned this yesterday but it seems the author of this article still believes it is Bournemouth-ite OR could be Bournemouthian.Not one post has disagreed that it should be Bournemouthian,in fact many have backed me up,together with many `thumbs up`.My yearbook at senior school was called the Bournemouthian and it was drummed into us that it was called that because it represented the fact that all pupils at the school came from Bournemouth,hence we were all Bournemouthians.So do you take the word of the author of this article that someone from Bournemouth is an`ite`,or that of some of highly qualified teachers because at the time it was among one of the top ten schools in the country for academic results. mossy 1
  • Score: 3

9:45pm Sat 1 Mar 14

djd says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Do you remember when Dave Wells was car dealer and did you buy a classic car from him.
He had his cars lined up on the forecourt in Windham Road. I think he went out of business when they swapped the metal oil cans for plastic. He had nothing to cover the holes in the car floors and they didn't need MOTs in those days.
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: Do you remember when Dave Wells was car dealer and did you buy a classic car from him.[/p][/quote]He had his cars lined up on the forecourt in Windham Road. I think he went out of business when they swapped the metal oil cans for plastic. He had nothing to cover the holes in the car floors and they didn't need MOTs in those days. djd
  • Score: 3

9:47pm Sat 1 Mar 14

nikki dix says...

i lived at throop when the piggery was there. learnt to swim at kinson swimming baths, and did my life saving at pier approach. i sang at the winter gardens. I went to the under 17's academy disco. saw an airshow at hurn airport. remember when boundary lane( now boundary road) at glenmoor was just a dead end lane. went to zigzags and Madison joes and poets corner :) and remember when childrens play parks had a parkie!
i lived at throop when the piggery was there. learnt to swim at kinson swimming baths, and did my life saving at pier approach. i sang at the winter gardens. I went to the under 17's academy disco. saw an airshow at hurn airport. remember when boundary lane( now boundary road) at glenmoor was just a dead end lane. went to zigzags and Madison joes and poets corner :) and remember when childrens play parks had a parkie! nikki dix
  • Score: 6

8:39am Sun 2 Mar 14

Lord Spring says...

mossy 1 wrote:
Glashen wrote:
One thing, is Bournemouth-ite the right term or should it be the (IMHO the more elegant) Bournemouthian.
Spot on!I mentioned this yesterday but it seems the author of this article still believes it is Bournemouth-ite OR could be Bournemouthian.Not one post has disagreed that it should be Bournemouthian,in fact many have backed me up,together with many `thumbs up`.My yearbook at senior school was called the Bournemouthian and it was drummed into us that it was called that because it represented the fact that all pupils at the school came from Bournemouth,hence we were all Bournemouthians.So do you take the word of the author of this article that someone from Bournemouth is an`ite`,or that of some of highly qualified teachers because at the time it was among one of the top ten schools in the country for academic results.
Top of The Form on the wireless.
Bournemouth School for Girls when they competed and gave 3 cheers at the end it was Hip Hip Hurrah not Hooray, now that was class.
[quote][p][bold]mossy 1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Glashen[/bold] wrote: One thing, is Bournemouth-ite the right term or should it be the (IMHO the more elegant) Bournemouthian.[/p][/quote]Spot on!I mentioned this yesterday but it seems the author of this article still believes it is Bournemouth-ite OR could be Bournemouthian.Not one post has disagreed that it should be Bournemouthian,in fact many have backed me up,together with many `thumbs up`.My yearbook at senior school was called the Bournemouthian and it was drummed into us that it was called that because it represented the fact that all pupils at the school came from Bournemouth,hence we were all Bournemouthians.So do you take the word of the author of this article that someone from Bournemouth is an`ite`,or that of some of highly qualified teachers because at the time it was among one of the top ten schools in the country for academic results.[/p][/quote]Top of The Form on the wireless. Bournemouth School for Girls when they competed and gave 3 cheers at the end it was Hip Hip Hurrah not Hooray, now that was class. Lord Spring
  • Score: 2

9:59am Sun 2 Mar 14

RedFlag says...

Tiffanys/The Accademy , Poets Corner,Little Peters,Butlers/Bar Vin.Maddisons,Manhat
tans,Glasshoppers,Sp
ats Wine Bar,Sour Grapes,Zig Zags,Clouds, Oscars(at the Royal Exeter) Maison Royale,Eleven/11,Bac
chus Wine Bar,The Fox, The Strouden Park, Woolco,The Golden Egg,Swingboats & Trampolines at the beach by Boscombe car park.John Bonds Cherries, Harry's Cherries, Bensons Cherries ( hmmm maybe not them).Hampshire cricket at Dean Park,Westover ice rink, Pier Approach swimming baths,Blondie at The Village Bowl, Sheena Easton at The Winter Gardens... And, just over the boundary, Sinatras & Tucktonia ......
Tiffanys/The Accademy , Poets Corner,Little Peters,Butlers/Bar Vin.Maddisons,Manhat tans,Glasshoppers,Sp ats Wine Bar,Sour Grapes,Zig Zags,Clouds, Oscars(at the Royal Exeter) Maison Royale,Eleven/11,Bac chus Wine Bar,The Fox, The Strouden Park, Woolco,The Golden Egg,Swingboats & Trampolines at the beach by Boscombe car park.John Bonds Cherries, Harry's Cherries, Bensons Cherries ( hmmm maybe not them).Hampshire cricket at Dean Park,Westover ice rink, Pier Approach swimming baths,Blondie at The Village Bowl, Sheena Easton at The Winter Gardens... And, just over the boundary, Sinatras & Tucktonia ...... RedFlag
  • Score: 6

10:35am Sun 2 Mar 14

bigfatsteve says...

I remember 5 or 6 years ago telling my son who was in a local band, to earn some extra cash by busking in the underpass in the town centre. We then started to argue about this, with him saying there are no underpasses in the town centre. I was backed up by other members in the golf clu we were at, agreeing with me that there are. It took a younger member to enlighten us that the underpasses were done away with when the town centre was revamped. I can't remember what year this was, I know the camera obscura was built and areas of the town pedestrianised. I admit living in Lymington I don't in to the town as much as I used to, but had walked through plenty of times without realising the death of the ton centre underpass. Whatever happened to the old tramp who used to sing with a beaten up old guitar that only had a couple of strings on it. I always chucked some money in his pot as he was always good entertainment.
I remember 5 or 6 years ago telling my son who was in a local band, to earn some extra cash by busking in the underpass in the town centre. We then started to argue about this, with him saying there are no underpasses in the town centre. I was backed up by other members in the golf clu we were at, agreeing with me that there are. It took a younger member to enlighten us that the underpasses were done away with when the town centre was revamped. I can't remember what year this was, I know the camera obscura was built and areas of the town pedestrianised. I admit living in Lymington I don't in to the town as much as I used to, but had walked through plenty of times without realising the death of the ton centre underpass. Whatever happened to the old tramp who used to sing with a beaten up old guitar that only had a couple of strings on it. I always chucked some money in his pot as he was always good entertainment. bigfatsteve
  • Score: 2

10:54am Sun 2 Mar 14

flourishing says...

Radio one roadshows down by the pier :)
Radio one roadshows down by the pier :) flourishing
  • Score: 7

5:08pm Sun 2 Mar 14

alasdair1967 says...

Buying out all the night-time economy then going bust and now ending up in court whoops did I just say that
Buying out all the night-time economy then going bust and now ending up in court whoops did I just say that alasdair1967
  • Score: 0

5:20pm Sun 2 Mar 14

ashleycross says...

alasdair1967 wrote:
Buying out all the night-time economy then going bust and now ending up in court whoops did I just say that
I think you'll find he's ours now in Poole so not one of yours.
[quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Buying out all the night-time economy then going bust and now ending up in court whoops did I just say that[/p][/quote]I think you'll find he's ours now in Poole so not one of yours. ashleycross
  • Score: 2

5:28pm Sun 2 Mar 14

alasdair1967 says...

ashleycross wrote:
alasdair1967 wrote:
Buying out all the night-time economy then going bust and now ending up in court whoops did I just say that
I think you'll find he's ours now in Poole so not one of yours.
Keep him not for much longer though time at her majesty's pleasure
[quote][p][bold]ashleycross[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]alasdair1967[/bold] wrote: Buying out all the night-time economy then going bust and now ending up in court whoops did I just say that[/p][/quote]I think you'll find he's ours now in Poole so not one of yours.[/p][/quote]Keep him not for much longer though time at her majesty's pleasure alasdair1967
  • Score: 1

5:57pm Sun 2 Mar 14

golfer33 says...

twynhamob wrote:
Don't see a mention of the wooden building called the beehive, saw many top Motown groups there in the late 60's, roughly where the BIC was built, oh aand avoding the dog s**t in central gardens
saw quo there when they left pop for rock, early 70s, maybe 50 watching but the girls were nice.
[quote][p][bold]twynhamob[/bold] wrote: Don't see a mention of the wooden building called the beehive, saw many top Motown groups there in the late 60's, roughly where the BIC was built, oh aand avoding the dog s**t in central gardens[/p][/quote]saw quo there when they left pop for rock, early 70s, maybe 50 watching but the girls were nice. golfer33
  • Score: 1

6:20pm Sun 2 Mar 14

golfer33 says...

Richards, Greenidge, Roberts at Dean Park.
By the way lolliepop sticks only go downstream in the gardens, while on the way to go night fishing on the pier.
Richards, Greenidge, Roberts at Dean Park. By the way lolliepop sticks only go downstream in the gardens, while on the way to go night fishing on the pier. golfer33
  • Score: 1

7:44pm Sun 2 Mar 14

reeve007 says...

Arjay wrote:
You can remember when there was a pianist who played on the balcony in Boscombe (Royal) Arcade... and there were seats where you could sit and listen...
He mainly played the organ
[quote][p][bold]Arjay[/bold] wrote: You can remember when there was a pianist who played on the balcony in Boscombe (Royal) Arcade... and there were seats where you could sit and listen...[/p][/quote]He mainly played the organ reeve007
  • Score: 0

7:46pm Sun 2 Mar 14

reeve007 says...

reeve007 wrote:
Arjay wrote:
You can remember when there was a pianist who played on the balcony in Boscombe (Royal) Arcade... and there were seats where you could sit and listen...
He mainly played the organ
I remember it was an organ he played
[quote][p][bold]reeve007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Arjay[/bold] wrote: You can remember when there was a pianist who played on the balcony in Boscombe (Royal) Arcade... and there were seats where you could sit and listen...[/p][/quote]He mainly played the organ[/p][/quote]I remember it was an organ he played reeve007
  • Score: 0

9:18pm Sun 2 Mar 14

RSI says...

golfer33 wrote:
twynhamob wrote:
Don't see a mention of the wooden building called the beehive, saw many top Motown groups there in the late 60's, roughly where the BIC was built, oh aand avoding the dog s**t in central gardens
saw quo there when they left pop for rock, early 70s, maybe 50 watching but the girls were nice.
I think you mean 'The Hive' which was originally the 'The Ritz'.
It wasn't wooden though. Check out Snapshots of the Past article in the Echo
dated January 10th 2010. Lots of bands such as Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. John Lee Hooker etc and pop groups as well.
[quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]twynhamob[/bold] wrote: Don't see a mention of the wooden building called the beehive, saw many top Motown groups there in the late 60's, roughly where the BIC was built, oh aand avoding the dog s**t in central gardens[/p][/quote]saw quo there when they left pop for rock, early 70s, maybe 50 watching but the girls were nice.[/p][/quote]I think you mean 'The Hive' which was originally the 'The Ritz'. It wasn't wooden though. Check out Snapshots of the Past article in the Echo dated January 10th 2010. Lots of bands such as Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers. John Lee Hooker etc and pop groups as well. RSI
  • Score: 0

10:42pm Sun 2 Mar 14

CherryBee says...

RED on tour wrote:
Telscombe Cliffy wrote:
Other good Eldridge Pope pubs gone are the Saxon King on Broadway and the Oak lounge at Southbourne crossroads. Wilkins the bakers was a big employer up until it closed and had shops all over town.
Hare and Hounds in Windham Road
The Hare & Hounds on Windham Road, what a pub I captained the football team so many great days and nights, may not believe it but still playing, just got back from 6 a side at little down, met my girlfriend there and still married after 37 years, happy days.
[quote][p][bold]RED on tour[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Telscombe Cliffy[/bold] wrote: Other good Eldridge Pope pubs gone are the Saxon King on Broadway and the Oak lounge at Southbourne crossroads. Wilkins the bakers was a big employer up until it closed and had shops all over town.[/p][/quote]Hare and Hounds in Windham Road[/p][/quote]The Hare & Hounds on Windham Road, what a pub I captained the football team so many great days and nights, may not believe it but still playing, just got back from 6 a side at little down, met my girlfriend there and still married after 37 years, happy days. CherryBee
  • Score: 2

6:53am Mon 3 Mar 14

Phixer says...

muscliffman wrote:
Glashen wrote:
muscliffman wrote:
MrPitiful wrote:
From all the above comments made by all the old fogeys who have dragged themselves out of the woodwork, the following observations about the "good ol' days" can be made:

1 - Bournemouth was a town consisting of dodgy pubs and nightclubs where fighting and punch-ups were the norm - in fact, it even went on in some of the hotels!
2 - The streets were jammed and clogged with smoky corporation buses struggling up and down the likes of Richmond Hill, hindering any normal folk from going about their business in a timely manner.
3 - Any decent local venues were run by dodgy characters - apparently one local establishment back in the day was run by a certain notorious "Mr Fix-It"
4 - There was nothing to do in town for the youngsters - apart from the beach and floating sticks up and down the stream in the gardens. In fact, the main thing a lot of people got excited about was the collection of birds in the aviary. If it rained you had to be able to afford to go to the local cinemas or seemingly endless amount of coffee bars to keep yourself entertained.
5 - Some of the local late night takeaways were notorious for their dodgy hygiene standards and it was deemd a miracle if you consumed their food and lived to tell the tale!

I would say when comparing the above 5 points to the current staus quo, not a lot has changed and furthermore, from the descriptions above, it sounds like the good ol' days in Bournemouth weren't really that good at all.
I'm only going to bother to pick you up on of your negative points - one close to my heart - " 2 - The streets were jammed and clogged with smoky corporation buses struggling up and down the likes of Richmond Hill, hindering any normal folk from going about their business in a timely manner. "

Because if you read or even vaguely comprehended what has been written in these mostly uplifting memories you would have noticed frequent reference to trolleybuses. That mode of transport is the complete opposite of what you describe as 'smoky corporation buses', they were fume free, fast, silent, very efficient and electrically powered. In addition these qualities combined to enable trolleybuses to depart the Square via Richmond Hill when fully loaded (60+) not only in exhaust free silence but whilst accelerating (well beyond 30mph if the driver so dared) before passing the Echo Offices going UP the hill - no other vehicles at the time stood a chance of overtaking them.

All was not perfect back then, but if only we could have kept the best bits of the past and mixed them with the best bits of today........sadly we haven't and seem to be achieving the opposite!
I think there is a real argument for reintroducing trolley buses, modern systems could obviate many of the biggest disadvantages and they could could be a real benefit to the town. Compared to the millions invested in the Edingburgh team system (similar sized conurbation) they could would be a bargain and as a contribution to combatting climate change make vastly more sense than windmills.
Agreed, although I'll skirt round the 'climate change' bit they are certainly a much more able and efficient (so potentially far cheaper!) mode of public transport than trams and far cleaner and faster than diesel buses.

You refer to the Edinburgh trams (not teams - I presume!) a monument to political and public-sector gross incompetence at every level - and we are already into many, many £Millions of wasted taxpayers money and not one of these rail bound vehicles has run 'in anger' since the whole fleet of very expensive new trams was delivered to the City for an intended start up several years ago. Frankly the situation there is well beyond unbelievable.

Leeds are talking about new trolleybuses and have secured UK Government support and funding, but the costs and public sector bureaucracy in this project has predictably also already taken complete leave of all common sense. For instance, figures like £14million are seriously being discussed just to replace some protected trees along part of the route - so you can easily envisage just where this taxpayer funded project is going.

Bringing back modern trolleybuses could be done and it has been done all over the world, but here in the UK at present - not a chance, although a lot of people might get quite rich endlessly talking about it.
The compromise would be to use the Shanghai system of battery buses which recharge from a small section of overhead at major bus stops. No need for expensive infrastructure and can use the same roads as diesel buses.

But - as we've sold off the corporation power station - we now have to pay the French for electricity.
[quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Glashen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muscliffman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: From all the above comments made by all the old fogeys who have dragged themselves out of the woodwork, the following observations about the "good ol' days" can be made: 1 - Bournemouth was a town consisting of dodgy pubs and nightclubs where fighting and punch-ups were the norm - in fact, it even went on in some of the hotels! 2 - The streets were jammed and clogged with smoky corporation buses struggling up and down the likes of Richmond Hill, hindering any normal folk from going about their business in a timely manner. 3 - Any decent local venues were run by dodgy characters - apparently one local establishment back in the day was run by a certain notorious "Mr Fix-It" 4 - There was nothing to do in town for the youngsters - apart from the beach and floating sticks up and down the stream in the gardens. In fact, the main thing a lot of people got excited about was the collection of birds in the aviary. If it rained you had to be able to afford to go to the local cinemas or seemingly endless amount of coffee bars to keep yourself entertained. 5 - Some of the local late night takeaways were notorious for their dodgy hygiene standards and it was deemd a miracle if you consumed their food and lived to tell the tale! I would say when comparing the above 5 points to the current staus quo, not a lot has changed and furthermore, from the descriptions above, it sounds like the good ol' days in Bournemouth weren't really that good at all.[/p][/quote]I'm only going to bother to pick you up on of your negative points - one close to my heart - " 2 - The streets were jammed and clogged with smoky corporation buses struggling up and down the likes of Richmond Hill, hindering any normal folk from going about their business in a timely manner. " Because if you read or even vaguely comprehended what has been written in these mostly uplifting memories you would have noticed frequent reference to trolleybuses. That mode of transport is the complete opposite of what you describe as 'smoky corporation buses', they were fume free, fast, silent, very efficient and electrically powered. In addition these qualities combined to enable trolleybuses to depart the Square via Richmond Hill when fully loaded (60+) not only in exhaust free silence but whilst accelerating (well beyond 30mph if the driver so dared) before passing the Echo Offices going UP the hill - no other vehicles at the time stood a chance of overtaking them. All was not perfect back then, but if only we could have kept the best bits of the past and mixed them with the best bits of today........sadly we haven't and seem to be achieving the opposite![/p][/quote]I think there is a real argument for reintroducing trolley buses, modern systems could obviate many of the biggest disadvantages and they could could be a real benefit to the town. Compared to the millions invested in the Edingburgh team system (similar sized conurbation) they could would be a bargain and as a contribution to combatting climate change make vastly more sense than windmills.[/p][/quote]Agreed, although I'll skirt round the 'climate change' bit they are certainly a much more able and efficient (so potentially far cheaper!) mode of public transport than trams and far cleaner and faster than diesel buses. You refer to the Edinburgh trams (not teams - I presume!) a monument to political and public-sector gross incompetence at every level - and we are already into many, many £Millions of wasted taxpayers money and not one of these rail bound vehicles has run 'in anger' since the whole fleet of very expensive new trams was delivered to the City for an intended start up several years ago. Frankly the situation there is well beyond unbelievable. Leeds are talking about new trolleybuses and have secured UK Government support and funding, but the costs and public sector bureaucracy in this project has predictably also already taken complete leave of all common sense. For instance, figures like £14million are seriously being discussed just to replace some protected trees along part of the route - so you can easily envisage just where this taxpayer funded project is going. Bringing back modern trolleybuses could be done and it has been done all over the world, but here in the UK at present - not a chance, although a lot of people might get quite rich endlessly talking about it.[/p][/quote]The compromise would be to use the Shanghai system of battery buses which recharge from a small section of overhead at major bus stops. No need for expensive infrastructure and can use the same roads as diesel buses. But - as we've sold off the corporation power station - we now have to pay the French for electricity. Phixer
  • Score: 0

6:56am Mon 3 Mar 14

Phixer says...

Red squirrels in the gardens
Red squirrels in the gardens Phixer
  • Score: 4

7:51am Mon 3 Mar 14

Lord Spring says...

Phixer said
"But - as we've sold off the corporation power station - we now have to pay the French for electricity."

The Corporation Power Station was demolished before the trolley busses ceased as they went over to the national grid. ,The site on which it stood is still in council ownership at Southcote Road. One of my school chums drowned there one Saturday morning when the cooling towers were operating at that location
Phixer said "But - as we've sold off the corporation power station - we now have to pay the French for electricity." The Corporation Power Station was demolished before the trolley busses ceased as they went over to the national grid. ,The site on which it stood is still in council ownership at Southcote Road. One of my school chums drowned there one Saturday morning when the cooling towers were operating at that location Lord Spring
  • Score: 0

8:25am Mon 3 Mar 14

SimonJB says...

mat271 wrote:
I remember the Bic swimming baths also bowling in town.what about grasshoppers nightclub and maddisons. On a Saturday afternoon
It was glasshoppers.
[quote][p][bold]mat271[/bold] wrote: I remember the Bic swimming baths also bowling in town.what about grasshoppers nightclub and maddisons. On a Saturday afternoon[/p][/quote]It was glasshoppers. SimonJB
  • Score: 0

8:27am Mon 3 Mar 14

SimonJB says...

mat271 wrote:
I remember the Bic swimming baths also bowling in town.what about grasshoppers nightclub and maddisons. On a Saturday afternoon
What about "Chelsea Village" and the "Rooftop" and "Al Capone's" nightclubs
[quote][p][bold]mat271[/bold] wrote: I remember the Bic swimming baths also bowling in town.what about grasshoppers nightclub and maddisons. On a Saturday afternoon[/p][/quote]What about "Chelsea Village" and the "Rooftop" and "Al Capone's" nightclubs SimonJB
  • Score: 2

8:49am Mon 3 Mar 14

SimonJB says...

Spandau Ballet playing at the Exeter Hotel
Spandau Ballet playing at the Exeter Hotel SimonJB
  • Score: 0

11:14am Mon 3 Mar 14

speedy231278 says...

GeorgeW64 wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
When people tell you Bournemouth must be a nice place to live, and you have to say it would be if it weren't for all the drunks, students, beggers, chuggers and Big Issue peddlers.

You are dismayed that yet another pointless vanity project has been approved despite money needing to be spent on public transport in the area.

You see another clump of trees felled and think "There'll be an S+D kiosk on that spot next Xmas" - and there is.

You've witnessed countless failings and dodgy looking deals by the council yet never seen a single member investigated.
Do you honestly think that it only happens in Bournemouth ?
Where did you get the name Speedy you're a bit slow, it's the same in every town these days, Not just in Bournemouth.
Is 64 your IQ? If so, I think that is generous.
[quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: When people tell you Bournemouth must be a nice place to live, and you have to say it would be if it weren't for all the drunks, students, beggers, chuggers and Big Issue peddlers. You are dismayed that yet another pointless vanity project has been approved despite money needing to be spent on public transport in the area. You see another clump of trees felled and think "There'll be an S+D kiosk on that spot next Xmas" - and there is. You've witnessed countless failings and dodgy looking deals by the council yet never seen a single member investigated.[/p][/quote]Do you honestly think that it only happens in Bournemouth ? Where did you get the name Speedy you're a bit slow, it's the same in every town these days, Not just in Bournemouth.[/p][/quote]Is 64 your IQ? If so, I think that is generous. speedy231278
  • Score: -4

11:15am Mon 3 Mar 14

speedy231278 says...

Ms daisy wrote:
The continental that doggy cinema was in Winton wasnt it.Others I remember is also poets corner, south western, stateside centre, Rickys (by Exeter hotel) and Bumbles used to be known for only the Married, divorced or seperated clubers, lads would go there if they just wanted to pull. Sorry to anyone who went there.
A cinema for canines? That would be barking!
[quote][p][bold]Ms daisy[/bold] wrote: The continental that doggy cinema was in Winton wasnt it.Others I remember is also poets corner, south western, stateside centre, Rickys (by Exeter hotel) and Bumbles used to be known for only the Married, divorced or seperated clubers, lads would go there if they just wanted to pull. Sorry to anyone who went there.[/p][/quote]A cinema for canines? That would be barking! speedy231278
  • Score: -2

11:18am Mon 3 Mar 14

speedy231278 says...

GeorgeW64 wrote:
speedy231278 wrote:
When people tell you Bournemouth must be a nice place to live, and you have to say it would be if it weren't for all the drunks, students, beggers, chuggers and Big Issue peddlers.

You are dismayed that yet another pointless vanity project has been approved despite money needing to be spent on public transport in the area.

You see another clump of trees felled and think "There'll be an S+D kiosk on that spot next Xmas" - and there is.

You've witnessed countless failings and dodgy looking deals by the council yet never seen a single member investigated.
Do you honestly think that it only happens in Bournemouth ?
Where did you get the name Speedy you're a bit slow, it's the same in every town these days, Not just in Bournemouth.
Seeing a story in the paper about a businessperson who cannot be named about to go to court on charges relating to financial trickery, and knowing exactly who it is, and that they'll get away with it yet again because they have friends in high places with their fingers in the same pies.
[quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: When people tell you Bournemouth must be a nice place to live, and you have to say it would be if it weren't for all the drunks, students, beggers, chuggers and Big Issue peddlers. You are dismayed that yet another pointless vanity project has been approved despite money needing to be spent on public transport in the area. You see another clump of trees felled and think "There'll be an S+D kiosk on that spot next Xmas" - and there is. You've witnessed countless failings and dodgy looking deals by the council yet never seen a single member investigated.[/p][/quote]Do you honestly think that it only happens in Bournemouth ? Where did you get the name Speedy you're a bit slow, it's the same in every town these days, Not just in Bournemouth.[/p][/quote]Seeing a story in the paper about a businessperson who cannot be named about to go to court on charges relating to financial trickery, and knowing exactly who it is, and that they'll get away with it yet again because they have friends in high places with their fingers in the same pies. speedy231278
  • Score: 4

2:33am Wed 5 Mar 14

AdelaidePete says...

Called someone "a good mush" in Oz and they immediately said you must be from Bournemouth"! (How one spells mush / mouch I don't know).
Called someone "a good mush" in Oz and they immediately said you must be from Bournemouth"! (How one spells mush / mouch I don't know). AdelaidePete
  • Score: 3

4:59pm Wed 5 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

AdelaidePete wrote:
Called someone "a good mush" in Oz and they immediately said you must be from Bournemouth"! (How one spells mush / mouch I don't know).
mush or my acker
[quote][p][bold]AdelaidePete[/bold] wrote: Called someone "a good mush" in Oz and they immediately said you must be from Bournemouth"! (How one spells mush / mouch I don't know).[/p][/quote]mush or my acker pete woodley
  • Score: 0

3:11pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Redunicorn says...

Claude Faulkner's snooker hall at Lansdowne
Hunting lizards, slow worms and grass snakes on the cliff tops
Jumping on and off moving buses
The barber in Westover road with the revolving pole
Very unsavoury objects floating in the sea
Claude Faulkner's snooker hall at Lansdowne Hunting lizards, slow worms and grass snakes on the cliff tops Jumping on and off moving buses The barber in Westover road with the revolving pole Very unsavoury objects floating in the sea Redunicorn
  • Score: 1

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