The Ritz to The Opera House: here's our list of 12 forgotten nights out in Bournemouth

12 forgotten nights out in Bournemouth

12 forgotten nights out in Bournemouth

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A south coast hot spot for revellers, Bournemouth, despite it's harsh geriatic reputation, has always boasted a decent nightlife for clubbers and party-goers.

From the Swinging Sixties to present day all night venues, it's fair to say party-seekers choose our picturesque seaside town for its vast choice of night-time venues. 

With a nightly capacity for 35,000 tipplers and more licensed premises per square mile than Soho, the resort has been described as the clubbing capital of the South in the past.

Here's our pick of twelve top venues to jog your memory, from the sixties through to more recent times.

Le Kilt, Bourne Avenue – Bournemouth’s first ever discotheque. It was opened in 1963 by Edna and Jack Ashworth who ran the Swiss Restaurant before going into business with Louis Brown. After Jack died, Edna continued to help run the restaurant and club until closing the doors for good in 1975.

The Ritz – on the site of the BIC - It opened in 1966 and welcomed groups including the Bee Gees, Thin Lizzy, Desmond Decker and Fleetwood Mac in the four years it was open. In 1970 it changed its name to The Hive. 

Bournemouth Echo: HOSTED THE GREATS: The site of the famous venue

Maison Royale and Le Cardinal– Glen Fern Road The super club opened in 1971, soon becoming the hottest spot in town. The concept consisted of the Masion Royale theatre restaurant that seated 700 people, Le Cardinal nightclub which could host 600 and originally had a U-shaped dance-floor, the Roof Top Hotel with its 52 rooms and The Outlook, Bournemouth’s first smart disco restaurant.

Now, controversially, Jimmy Savile was brought in as entertainments and promotion consultant for five years.

Other celebrities at the club included Roy Castle, Rod Hull, Cliff Richard, Vera Lynn, Frankie Howerd and Tony Christie among others, with Dave Lee Travis opening a new roller skating rink in 1981.

However, in August 1983, the Echo reported that Maison Royale was closing.

Bournemouth Echo: PLACE TO BE: The Maison Royale

The Venue, Tower Park, Poole The club opened in 1989 and attracted up to 2,000 clubbers a night. But it closed in 1999 only to reopen again shortly before Christmas 2002, to close again in 2003 with debts of £1.1million.

Bournemouth Echo:

Zoo and Cage and then Elements and then Lave and Ignite Elements was shrouded in controversy after a soldier was shot there in 2001. Radio 1 DJ Trevor Nelson was hosting an MTV Lick party when Glen Hudson was shot in the head, dying later in Poole Hospital.

Bournemouth Echo: MAKEOVER PLAN: Elements nightclub in Bournemouth

On the other side of the coin, the future King of England astonished revellers with his down-to-earth attitude when he arrived unannounced in 2007.

Prince William, who arrived at the venue with a group of army buddies from Bovington spent time dancing on the podium and drinking Stella, leaving only when the club closed at around 3.20am, according to witnesses.

The prince happily posed for mobile phone snaps with several woman revellers during his time at the club, said staff.

Despite being offered the use of the VIP area by managers he opted to stay and mix with the locals.

Bournemouth Echo: Prince William, who is stationed at Bovington Camp, poses for a mobile phone snap with Lisa Agar on a night out at Elements nightclub in Bournemouth.

Prince Williams poses for a snap with Lisa Agar at Elements night club in Bournemouth in 2007

Berlins and later Censo – Bournemouth's Berlins night-club provided the unlikely back-drop where former Tory minister Neil Hamilton and his celebrity wife Christine drank to the axing of their on-screen adversary Angus Deayton in 2002.

Bournemouth Echo:

The couple were booked for a special night at the club in Hinton Road following Mrs Hamilton's stint on the reality show I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. Christine Hamilton has roots in the area, having grown up in Ringwood and gone to school in Bournemouth and Christchurch.

Bournemouth Echo:

Berlins re-opened as Censo with new owners in 2005.

Slam  Once owned by Richard Carr, the bar hosted Radio 1’s Dreem Team Presents, Hangover Cure show one Sunday morning in 2001.

Bournemouth Echo:

Opera House, Boscombe precinct - Slinky anyone? From the days of visits from Bowie and Led Zep, through the Academy years and the dayglo clubbing at Slinky, a million memories linger. Once owned by Richard Carr, the venue went through a number of owners, before being put on the market in 2005.

Bournemouth Echo:

It was famous for hosting Slinky night, with famous DJs including Paul Van Dyck and Pete Tong appearing at the club. In 2006, major plans to turn the club into a live music venue were announced and opened in 2007, with the venue later renamed the O2 Academy.

Bournemouth Echo:

Jumpin’ Jacks, Imax Opened in 1999 as part of the controversial Waterfront complex.

In 2001 a bar manager was left badly burned after taking part in a Sambuca challenge during a night out.

Bournemouth Echo: CEASED TRADING: Jumpin Jaks in Bournemouth

The bar welcomed Big Brother stars during its hey day including winner Brian Belo.

Bournemouth Echo:  Twin grip  Brian Belo gets close to twins Sam and Amanda Marchant at Jumpin Jaks

Sadly, the bar succumbed to the credit crunch curse and ceased trading in 2009.

Bar Med A nightlife staple for drinkers in the town, Bar Med closed in 2008 along with Label on Old Christchurch. The smoking ban was blamed for the closures.

Bournemouth Echo: CLOSING: Bar Med on St Peter's Road, Bournemouth

Bliss More Royal approval for one of Bournemouth’s clubs when just two weeks after visiting Elements in 2007, Prince William spent the night in Bliss.

Bournemouth Echo: Bliss and Chilli White bars close in Bournemouth

 Toko Originally owned by Richard Carr, Toko was sold to Yellowhammer Bars in 2008 when Carr’s Future 3000 company went into administration.

The fish in the tanks at Toko were moved to Brighton Sea Life Centre in 2010. But because they were so used to the pounding music, the fish were played an hour of chart-busters during their two-week spell in quarantine.

Bournemouth Echo: SOLD ON: Toko

Other favourites in Bournemouth and elsewhere

  • Bumbles, formerly Samantha’s night club formerly 45 Club, Poole Hill, Bournemouth
  • Voodoo Lounge, Gervis Road
  • The Manor, Matchams
  • The Villa, Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, used to be the Hothouse
  • Jazz Juice at The Showbar, Bournemouth Pier
  • Route 42, Ringwood
  • Maison, Show Bar, Bournemouth Pier
  • The Bure Club
  • Fifth Avenue
  • Whiskeys
  • Manhattan's then Dusk til Dawn (also previously Millenium)
  • Chablis
  • Alcatraz
  • Madisons 
  • Highlander
  • Sinatras, Christchurch
  • Zig Zags
  • Kiss
  • The Village, Glen Fern Road
  • Cromwells, Boscombe
  • Winstons, Poole Road
  • Redz bar
  • Platinum
  • K Bar
  • Jackio's, then named Glasshoppers. In the 60s it was previously known as the 101 club, Adriano's
  • Remix
  • Viking Club, Poole Quay
  • Georgian Club, Poole
  • Harlequins, Westover Road
  • Poets Corner, Westover Road
  • Eleven Elevens, attached to the hotel opposite the BIC)
  • The Criterion & Mackorbers, Old Christchurch Road, near McDonald’s
  • Benedicts, attached to The Academy in Boscombe
  • The Calypso, Old Christchurch Road
  • Zonkers, Holdenhurst Road
  • The 81 club
  • Hell (later renamed Le Enfer)
  • The Third Side, The Triangle
  • Oscars at The Royal Exter Hotel
  • The Silver club on Poole Hill
  • Clouds, Glen Fern Road
  • The Street
  • Cellar Club in Poole (now the Blue Boar)
  • Ossemsley Manor, north off the A35 at Hinton
  • Dancing at the Sandacres Hotel at Sandbanks
  • Whiskers, previously called La Bastille
  • Le disque a go go formerly the Downstairs Jazz club at the Lansdowne around about 1964
  • The Pavilion on Sunday nights
  • Liquids
  • Micawbers
  • Mariners Wharf, Poole
  • Latours, formerly Charlies
  • Georgian Club then called Thirstys in 80s Poole
  • Urban
  • Sammys above Fludes the wallpaper shop in the Triangle. Above what is now Tesco Express.
  • The Palace Vaults, Westover Road
  • Longs bar which had a disco in the basement where Riley's bar is now opposite the Burlington Arcade
  • Papas
  • Spats Wine Bar, Land owners
  • The Outlook, Glen Fern Road
  • The Rolabowl Disco, Glen Fern Road
  • Galaxy, under 18s nightclub back of where the cinemas are on Westover Road
  • Roxy's, Boscombe
  • La Hores, Poole

Let us know where you used to frequent if it's not on the list - email digital@bournemouthecho.co.uk or tweet @bournemouthecho 

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10:16am Fri 28 Mar 14

BarrHumbug says...

It was ZigZags and Clouds before it was the Zoo and the Cage.
Madisons next to Debenhams
Kev's House near the old fire station
And Slam was once a pub for many years of which I can't for the life of me remember the name but I do remember the toilets were always flooded!
It was ZigZags and Clouds before it was the Zoo and the Cage. Madisons next to Debenhams Kev's House near the old fire station And Slam was once a pub for many years of which I can't for the life of me remember the name but I do remember the toilets were always flooded! BarrHumbug
  • Score: 9

10:22am Fri 28 Mar 14

Trifecta says...

I think it was "The Badger Bars" upstairs and "The Continental" down BarrHumbug. Had some great nights in there in the late seventies/early 80s as they were none too fussy about i.d.
I think it was "The Badger Bars" upstairs and "The Continental" down BarrHumbug. Had some great nights in there in the late seventies/early 80s as they were none too fussy about i.d. Trifecta
  • Score: 5

10:31am Fri 28 Mar 14

Aviewoneverything says...

Think you mean 'the artful dodger'
Think you mean 'the artful dodger' Aviewoneverything
  • Score: 11

10:35am Fri 28 Mar 14

BarrHumbug says...

Trifecta wrote:
I think it was "The Badger Bars" upstairs and "The Continental" down BarrHumbug. Had some great nights in there in the late seventies/early 80s as they were none too fussy about i.d.
Don't think it was called that when I went there, would have been late 80's, early 90's to be honest most nights out in bournemouth were forgotten nights for me :-D

Also Bachas Wine Bar on Old Chirstchurch Rd weren't too fussy about ID either :-D
[quote][p][bold]Trifecta[/bold] wrote: I think it was "The Badger Bars" upstairs and "The Continental" down BarrHumbug. Had some great nights in there in the late seventies/early 80s as they were none too fussy about i.d.[/p][/quote]Don't think it was called that when I went there, would have been late 80's, early 90's to be honest most nights out in bournemouth were forgotten nights for me :-D Also Bachas Wine Bar on Old Chirstchurch Rd weren't too fussy about ID either :-D BarrHumbug
  • Score: 5

10:35am Fri 28 Mar 14

BarrHumbug says...

Aviewoneverything wrote:
Think you mean 'the artful dodger'
Thats the one!
[quote][p][bold]Aviewoneverything[/bold] wrote: Think you mean 'the artful dodger'[/p][/quote]Thats the one! BarrHumbug
  • Score: 2

10:46am Fri 28 Mar 14

gordon. says...

At Masion Royale / Le Cardinal nightclub on a Thursday night Back in the 70s it cost me (showing my age now) £1 to enter and ladies were free to enter, good old days
At Masion Royale / Le Cardinal nightclub on a Thursday night Back in the 70s it cost me (showing my age now) £1 to enter and ladies were free to enter, good old days gordon.
  • Score: 8

10:46am Fri 28 Mar 14

jen.e.p says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
It was ZigZags and Clouds before it was the Zoo and the Cage.
Madisons next to Debenhams
Kev's House near the old fire station
And Slam was once a pub for many years of which I can't for the life of me remember the name but I do remember the toilets were always flooded!
I believe your talking about the central bars
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: It was ZigZags and Clouds before it was the Zoo and the Cage. Madisons next to Debenhams Kev's House near the old fire station And Slam was once a pub for many years of which I can't for the life of me remember the name but I do remember the toilets were always flooded![/p][/quote]I believe your talking about the central bars jen.e.p
  • Score: 2

11:02am Fri 28 Mar 14

gordon. says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
Trifecta wrote:
I think it was "The Badger Bars" upstairs and "The Continental" down BarrHumbug. Had some great nights in there in the late seventies/early 80s as they were none too fussy about i.d.
Don't think it was called that when I went there, would have been late 80's, early 90's to be honest most nights out in bournemouth were forgotten nights for me :-D

Also Bachas Wine Bar on Old Chirstchurch Rd weren't too fussy about ID either :-D
there was club on the corner at the top Old Chirstchurch Rd just around the corner from courts which was opened on Sunday nights just cant remember name back in the 70s
also remember going to viscount club down sea rd boscombe
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Trifecta[/bold] wrote: I think it was "The Badger Bars" upstairs and "The Continental" down BarrHumbug. Had some great nights in there in the late seventies/early 80s as they were none too fussy about i.d.[/p][/quote]Don't think it was called that when I went there, would have been late 80's, early 90's to be honest most nights out in bournemouth were forgotten nights for me :-D Also Bachas Wine Bar on Old Chirstchurch Rd weren't too fussy about ID either :-D[/p][/quote]there was club on the corner at the top Old Chirstchurch Rd just around the corner from courts which was opened on Sunday nights just cant remember name back in the 70s also remember going to viscount club down sea rd boscombe gordon.
  • Score: 0

11:05am Fri 28 Mar 14

MrPitiful says...

Pier showbar with the cheesy DJ on Saturday nights ( Sparky?) in the early 90s.

Fernandos, Poets Corner, Gander & also the Artful Dodger. Longs, Micawbers, Benedicts, Criterion - they were the days.

Best of all - Pembroke Shades!!
Pier showbar with the cheesy DJ on Saturday nights ( Sparky?) in the early 90s. Fernandos, Poets Corner, Gander & also the Artful Dodger. Longs, Micawbers, Benedicts, Criterion - they were the days. Best of all - Pembroke Shades!! MrPitiful
  • Score: 9

11:26am Fri 28 Mar 14

BarrHumbug says...

MrPitiful wrote:
Pier showbar with the cheesy DJ on Saturday nights ( Sparky?) in the early 90s.

Fernandos, Poets Corner, Gander & also the Artful Dodger. Longs, Micawbers, Benedicts, Criterion - they were the days.

Best of all - Pembroke Shades!!
And then off up to Bumbles to grab a granny :-D
[quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: Pier showbar with the cheesy DJ on Saturday nights ( Sparky?) in the early 90s. Fernandos, Poets Corner, Gander & also the Artful Dodger. Longs, Micawbers, Benedicts, Criterion - they were the days. Best of all - Pembroke Shades!![/p][/quote]And then off up to Bumbles to grab a granny :-D BarrHumbug
  • Score: 16

11:33am Fri 28 Mar 14

TheDistrict says...

Every Saturday, Chelsea Bars or Saxons, then on up to Le Carinale until 2 in the morning. A great night for all, and very rarely any trouble inside or outside. Share taxis if going the same way.

Another good venue was Dudsbury Heights Country Club on the Christchurch Road at Parely, and a bit further along at the Brambles Night Club.

Friends from the late 70s and 80s will remember.
Every Saturday, Chelsea Bars or Saxons, then on up to Le Carinale until 2 in the morning. A great night for all, and very rarely any trouble inside or outside. Share taxis if going the same way. Another good venue was Dudsbury Heights Country Club on the Christchurch Road at Parely, and a bit further along at the Brambles Night Club. Friends from the late 70s and 80s will remember. TheDistrict
  • Score: 2

12:02pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Merleyman says...

The Linden and The Parley Club were the Sunday night venues in the 70’s.
The Linden and The Parley Club were the Sunday night venues in the 70’s. Merleyman
  • Score: 2

12:54pm Fri 28 Mar 14

kalebmoledirt says...

The Double Six,Turlin Moor Saturday night Fight night with smelly Dave on the record player.then any unfinished business at the Osprey West Howe on Sunday lunch time sadly Smelly Dave was banned
The Double Six,Turlin Moor Saturday night Fight night with smelly Dave on the record player.then any unfinished business at the Osprey West Howe on Sunday lunch time sadly Smelly Dave was banned kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 3

1:07pm Fri 28 Mar 14

speedy231278 says...

Forget the geriatric reputation, it's now got a reputation for drunks, drunk students, drug users, Big Issue sellers, chuggers, beggars, camera cars and highly suspicious council decisions regarding expenditure!
Forget the geriatric reputation, it's now got a reputation for drunks, drunk students, drug users, Big Issue sellers, chuggers, beggars, camera cars and highly suspicious council decisions regarding expenditure! speedy231278
  • Score: -6

1:20pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Loyal2AFCB says...

No mention of the Village Bowl, that hosted some great bands in the 70s and early 80s. Also the Town Hall used to put on bands.
No mention of the Village Bowl, that hosted some great bands in the 70s and early 80s. Also the Town Hall used to put on bands. Loyal2AFCB
  • Score: 7

1:22pm Fri 28 Mar 14

kalebmoledirt says...

Loyal2AFCB wrote:
No mention of the Village Bowl, that hosted some great bands in the 70s and early 80s. Also the Town Hall used to put on bands.
Now they specialize in pantomime
[quote][p][bold]Loyal2AFCB[/bold] wrote: No mention of the Village Bowl, that hosted some great bands in the 70s and early 80s. Also the Town Hall used to put on bands.[/p][/quote]Now they specialize in pantomime kalebmoledirt
  • Score: 6

1:25pm Fri 28 Mar 14

retry69 says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Forget the geriatric reputation, it's now got a reputation for drunks, drunk students, drug users, Big Issue sellers, chuggers, beggars, camera cars and highly suspicious council decisions regarding expenditure!
Geriatic my fellow commenter geriatic.don't go upsetting the Echo readership with your implications :)
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Forget the geriatric reputation, it's now got a reputation for drunks, drunk students, drug users, Big Issue sellers, chuggers, beggars, camera cars and highly suspicious council decisions regarding expenditure![/p][/quote]Geriatic my fellow commenter geriatic.don't go upsetting the Echo readership with your implications :) retry69
  • Score: 5

2:32pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Rudolf_Hucker says...

Raffles, I used to DJ there, great fun.
Raffles, I used to DJ there, great fun. Rudolf_Hucker
  • Score: 2

3:24pm Fri 28 Mar 14

pirates1 says...

I believe ' Bumbles ' used to be called ' Pebbles ' back in the day...then there was the '81 Club' in OCR...Sour Grapes in the Triangle...the Palace Vaults, The Fox, The Cave Bar at Lansdowne....happy days when you used to get sloshed in town, rather than being sloshed before you even go out..!
I believe ' Bumbles ' used to be called ' Pebbles ' back in the day...then there was the '81 Club' in OCR...Sour Grapes in the Triangle...the Palace Vaults, The Fox, The Cave Bar at Lansdowne....happy days when you used to get sloshed in town, rather than being sloshed before you even go out..! pirates1
  • Score: 8

3:41pm Fri 28 Mar 14

NylodScraggs says...

Upstairs At Erics. Live music, indie disco nights in the mid 80s.
Upstairs At Erics. Live music, indie disco nights in the mid 80s. NylodScraggs
  • Score: 0

4:19pm Fri 28 Mar 14

mrcsrq says...

the 81 Club on Old Christchurch Road, now that was a great club.
Small, but excellent crowd!
the 81 Club on Old Christchurch Road, now that was a great club. Small, but excellent crowd! mrcsrq
  • Score: 2

4:25pm Fri 28 Mar 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

Little Peters (Round House Hotel) and Spats across the road.Oh, happy days.:)
Little Peters (Round House Hotel) and Spats across the road.Oh, happy days.:) politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 4

4:40pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Lord Spring says...

Merleyman wrote:
The Linden and The Parley Club were the Sunday night venues in the 70’s.
Parley in the 60 on Sunday night it went wild when La Bamba was played I remember it well.
[quote][p][bold]Merleyman[/bold] wrote: The Linden and The Parley Club were the Sunday night venues in the 70’s.[/p][/quote]Parley in the 60 on Sunday night it went wild when La Bamba was played I remember it well. Lord Spring
  • Score: 2

4:41pm Fri 28 Mar 14

remembering9 says...

mid to late 60s royal ballrooms boscombe salisbury bars the good old parmiston boscombe also the coleget club westbourne drank with tom jones and other celebs not many clubs in the town then
mid to late 60s royal ballrooms boscombe salisbury bars the good old parmiston boscombe also the coleget club westbourne drank with tom jones and other celebs not many clubs in the town then remembering9
  • Score: 2

4:58pm Fri 28 Mar 14

retry69 says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Merleyman wrote:
The Linden and The Parley Club were the Sunday night venues in the 70’s.
Parley in the 60 on Sunday night it went wild when La Bamba was played I remember it well.
Mmmmmmm?
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Merleyman[/bold] wrote: The Linden and The Parley Club were the Sunday night venues in the 70’s.[/p][/quote]Parley in the 60 on Sunday night it went wild when La Bamba was played I remember it well.[/p][/quote]Mmmmmmm? retry69
  • Score: 1

4:59pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Bathsheba says...

Haven't seen a mention of Papas (I think) disco from the 70s about the same time as Le Kilt.. I think it was opposite the old tech college at the Lansdowne,
Haven't seen a mention of Papas (I think) disco from the 70s about the same time as Le Kilt.. I think it was opposite the old tech college at the Lansdowne, Bathsheba
  • Score: 5

5:11pm Fri 28 Mar 14

pete woodley says...

Lord Spring wrote:
Merleyman wrote:
The Linden and The Parley Club were the Sunday night venues in the 70’s.
Parley in the 60 on Sunday night it went wild when La Bamba was played I remember it well.
You were not old enough were you.Parley sunday nights those were the days,
[quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Merleyman[/bold] wrote: The Linden and The Parley Club were the Sunday night venues in the 70’s.[/p][/quote]Parley in the 60 on Sunday night it went wild when La Bamba was played I remember it well.[/p][/quote]You were not old enough were you.Parley sunday nights those were the days, pete woodley
  • Score: 2

5:16pm Fri 28 Mar 14

mrcsrq says...

Adriano's?
Adriano's? mrcsrq
  • Score: 1

5:20pm Fri 28 Mar 14

LJT1966 says...

Misspent youth - have been in at least 22 of the listed as far as I can remember!!! The 80's and 90's somewhat hazy though, :-)
Misspent youth - have been in at least 22 of the listed as far as I can remember!!! The 80's and 90's somewhat hazy though, :-) LJT1966
  • Score: 1

5:34pm Fri 28 Mar 14

GeorgeW64 says...

They missed out Spooks in Boscombe.
They missed out Spooks in Boscombe. GeorgeW64
  • Score: 0

5:56pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Gastines3 says...

One of the best was The Outlook,Phil Matthews was the D.J. with Big Rolf and Tommy in charge.For my sins I was a regular there and also frequented Winstons,81 Club,Gigi's when it was a straight club, plus about 10 others!!! Can't remember any problems in any of them,,
One of the best was The Outlook,Phil Matthews was the D.J. with Big Rolf and Tommy in charge.For my sins I was a regular there and also frequented Winstons,81 Club,Gigi's when it was a straight club, plus about 10 others!!! Can't remember any problems in any of them,, Gastines3
  • Score: 3

6:11pm Fri 28 Mar 14

yasinac says...

You 'forgot' Roxy's formerly Spooks in Boscombe. But then again, anyone that frequented it probably wants to forget it too!
You 'forgot' Roxy's formerly Spooks in Boscombe. But then again, anyone that frequented it probably wants to forget it too! yasinac
  • Score: 2

6:25pm Fri 28 Mar 14

the_voice_of_reason says...

After a night out in Bournemouth many years ago ... we'd often take a trip to ALI BABA'S at the Triangle... and the place doesn't appear to have changed at all since the early 1980s!!!
After a night out in Bournemouth many years ago ... we'd often take a trip to ALI BABA'S at the Triangle... and the place doesn't appear to have changed at all since the early 1980s!!! the_voice_of_reason
  • Score: 2

6:27pm Fri 28 Mar 14

the_voice_of_reason says...

Oh yes, here's another... Le Club in Holdenhurst Road, with the tacky gold foil walls! (later became the ibar)
Oh yes, here's another... Le Club in Holdenhurst Road, with the tacky gold foil walls! (later became the ibar) the_voice_of_reason
  • Score: 2

6:51pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Lord Spring says...

pete woodley wrote:
Lord Spring wrote:
Merleyman wrote:
The Linden and The Parley Club were the Sunday night venues in the 70’s.
Parley in the 60 on Sunday night it went wild when La Bamba was played I remember it well.
You were not old enough were you.Parley sunday nights those were the days,
And locked in till one drinking with Trevor W. Still turned up at work at 8 prompt on the Monday morning.
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Lord Spring[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Merleyman[/bold] wrote: The Linden and The Parley Club were the Sunday night venues in the 70’s.[/p][/quote]Parley in the 60 on Sunday night it went wild when La Bamba was played I remember it well.[/p][/quote]You were not old enough were you.Parley sunday nights those were the days,[/p][/quote]And locked in till one drinking with Trevor W. Still turned up at work at 8 prompt on the Monday morning. Lord Spring
  • Score: 0

7:42pm Fri 28 Mar 14

addntox says...

Has Peter Kay become The Echo Editor?. Every week there is a feature - hey do you remember stuff from the past ?

next week TV programs and films filmed in the area

1/ Brush Strokes
2/ One Foot In The Grave
3/ Bits of 2.4 Children

etc
Has Peter Kay become The Echo Editor?. Every week there is a feature - hey do you remember stuff from the past ? next week TV programs and films filmed in the area 1/ Brush Strokes 2/ One Foot In The Grave 3/ Bits of 2.4 Children etc addntox
  • Score: -3

8:03pm Fri 28 Mar 14

stubar says...

You can't mention the Opera House without including Tiffanys in the same paragraph....... and nobody has mentioned Valentinos.....a tiny club behind m&s
You can't mention the Opera House without including Tiffanys in the same paragraph....... and nobody has mentioned Valentinos.....a tiny club behind m&s stubar
  • Score: 3

8:10pm Fri 28 Mar 14

BIGTONE says...

Magnums under the Highcliffe hotel..
Farradays Old xchurch rd
Henry Tudors post office rd
Sammys nightspot then JR's the triangle
The mariner POOLE
Feathers nightspot,hotel waters edge Boscombe.
The jolly Miller poole
Magnums under the Highcliffe hotel.. Farradays Old xchurch rd Henry Tudors post office rd Sammys nightspot then JR's the triangle The mariner POOLE Feathers nightspot,hotel waters edge Boscombe. The jolly Miller poole BIGTONE
  • Score: 6

8:39pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Five corners says...

There was also Chelsea Village and a less well-known after hours hang out called (I think) Annie's Bar opposite the Tralee. Mainly for club workers and hospitality staff themselves but anyone could go and get a drink when everything else had to shut by 2.00am.
There was also Chelsea Village and a less well-known after hours hang out called (I think) Annie's Bar opposite the Tralee. Mainly for club workers and hospitality staff themselves but anyone could go and get a drink when everything else had to shut by 2.00am. Five corners
  • Score: 1

9:01pm Fri 28 Mar 14

dorsetred says...

Cannot believe Ossemsley Manor does not get a mention, superior to them all.
Cannot believe Ossemsley Manor does not get a mention, superior to them all. dorsetred
  • Score: 4

11:40pm Fri 28 Mar 14

News Fanatic says...

When it opened as a disco in either 1970 or 71 it was called the Chelsea Village, then it was shortened to the Village, finally it ended up as the Stateside Centre in Glen Fern Road.

Slade and Hot Chocolate were among the many groups who played there and packed the house out. Then there were the Radio One DJs and those from Radio Luxembourg who were the star turn on a Thursday or Saturday night during the summer. They organised often risque games on stage to win prizes of records.

I remember when the lager was considered to be expensive at 33p a pint! They used plastic glasses for obvious reasons and those used for shorts reeked of Pernod, the drink made from aniseed.

I saw some first class fights there among the punters. They employed the legendary bouncer, the late Johnny Fuller who was enormously muscular. I think he was either Mr England or had competed in the contest. Anyone who picked a fight with him was asking for trouble.

The first DJ was Andy Peebles who eventually made it to Radio 1. He was replaced by Clive Dearsley,. His successor was someone called Andy but I cannot remember his surname.
When it opened as a disco in either 1970 or 71 it was called the Chelsea Village, then it was shortened to the Village, finally it ended up as the Stateside Centre in Glen Fern Road. Slade and Hot Chocolate were among the many groups who played there and packed the house out. Then there were the Radio One DJs and those from Radio Luxembourg who were the star turn on a Thursday or Saturday night during the summer. They organised often risque games on stage to win prizes of records. I remember when the lager was considered to be expensive at 33p a pint! They used plastic glasses for obvious reasons and those used for shorts reeked of Pernod, the drink made from aniseed. I saw some first class fights there among the punters. They employed the legendary bouncer, the late Johnny Fuller who was enormously muscular. I think he was either Mr England or had competed in the contest. Anyone who picked a fight with him was asking for trouble. The first DJ was Andy Peebles who eventually made it to Radio 1. He was replaced by Clive Dearsley,. His successor was someone called Andy but I cannot remember his surname. News Fanatic
  • Score: 4

4:05am Sat 29 Mar 14

the_voice_of_reason says...

News Fanatic wrote:
When it opened as a disco in either 1970 or 71 it was called the Chelsea Village, then it was shortened to the Village, finally it ended up as the Stateside Centre in Glen Fern Road.

Slade and Hot Chocolate were among the many groups who played there and packed the house out. Then there were the Radio One DJs and those from Radio Luxembourg who were the star turn on a Thursday or Saturday night during the summer. They organised often risque games on stage to win prizes of records.

I remember when the lager was considered to be expensive at 33p a pint! They used plastic glasses for obvious reasons and those used for shorts reeked of Pernod, the drink made from aniseed.

I saw some first class fights there among the punters. They employed the legendary bouncer, the late Johnny Fuller who was enormously muscular. I think he was either Mr England or had competed in the contest. Anyone who picked a fight with him was asking for trouble.

The first DJ was Andy Peebles who eventually made it to Radio 1. He was replaced by Clive Dearsley,. His successor was someone called Andy but I cannot remember his surname.
If I remember rightly Johnny Fuller won a Mr Universe title as well. His achievements are even now extremely well respected by purist bodybuilders.

I remember seeing The Ramones at the Stateside.... and Blondie... .... ....
[quote][p][bold]News Fanatic[/bold] wrote: When it opened as a disco in either 1970 or 71 it was called the Chelsea Village, then it was shortened to the Village, finally it ended up as the Stateside Centre in Glen Fern Road. Slade and Hot Chocolate were among the many groups who played there and packed the house out. Then there were the Radio One DJs and those from Radio Luxembourg who were the star turn on a Thursday or Saturday night during the summer. They organised often risque games on stage to win prizes of records. I remember when the lager was considered to be expensive at 33p a pint! They used plastic glasses for obvious reasons and those used for shorts reeked of Pernod, the drink made from aniseed. I saw some first class fights there among the punters. They employed the legendary bouncer, the late Johnny Fuller who was enormously muscular. I think he was either Mr England or had competed in the contest. Anyone who picked a fight with him was asking for trouble. The first DJ was Andy Peebles who eventually made it to Radio 1. He was replaced by Clive Dearsley,. His successor was someone called Andy but I cannot remember his surname.[/p][/quote]If I remember rightly Johnny Fuller won a Mr Universe title as well. His achievements are even now extremely well respected by purist bodybuilders. I remember seeing The Ramones at the Stateside.... and Blondie... .... .... the_voice_of_reason
  • Score: 5

7:19am Sat 29 Mar 14

Gastines3 says...

At least us O.A.P's can raise a smile at this topic.An evening out for us started at The Buccaneer Bar,then part of the Royal Bath Hotel,over to the Vin Deux by the Badger Bar then usually the Outlook. The D.J's made the clubs with Phil at the Outlook,favourite being Maggie May which he used to play 6-7 times on the trot when he'd had half a dozen Strongbows. Then he went to Holland in Clubs and on Radio.Clive Dearsley was another nut-case, plus I think the D.J. at the Linden was Richard.I often won the ugly bird of the night game without knowing they were playing it!!!
At least us O.A.P's can raise a smile at this topic.An evening out for us started at The Buccaneer Bar,then part of the Royal Bath Hotel,over to the Vin Deux by the Badger Bar then usually the Outlook. The D.J's made the clubs with Phil at the Outlook,favourite being Maggie May which he used to play 6-7 times on the trot when he'd had half a dozen Strongbows. Then he went to Holland in Clubs and on Radio.Clive Dearsley was another nut-case, plus I think the D.J. at the Linden was Richard.I often won the ugly bird of the night game without knowing they were playing it!!! Gastines3
  • Score: 3

8:08am Sat 29 Mar 14

s-pb2 says...

Kevins House ! Bournemouth's first acid house club which was known nationwide on the club scene. For some time it was the only place for clubbers to hear groundbreaking acid house and Chicago and techno house music.
Kevins House ! Bournemouth's first acid house club which was known nationwide on the club scene. For some time it was the only place for clubbers to hear groundbreaking acid house and Chicago and techno house music. s-pb2
  • Score: 3

8:50am Sat 29 Mar 14

jill M says...

The Pavilion used to do great Sunday nights, I remember going to see Geno Washington and the Ram Jam band there, anyone remember them? Also the Chequers at Lytchett used to have great live music, was very popular in the sixties, but that was before the birth of the breathalyser!
The Pavilion used to do great Sunday nights, I remember going to see Geno Washington and the Ram Jam band there, anyone remember them? Also the Chequers at Lytchett used to have great live music, was very popular in the sixties, but that was before the birth of the breathalyser! jill M
  • Score: 4

8:52am Sat 29 Mar 14

bmthscubagirl says...

I can't believe The Palace in Hinton road, hasn't had a mention! A regular haunt of mine in the early 90s, along with the Zoo and Cage!
I can't believe The Palace in Hinton road, hasn't had a mention! A regular haunt of mine in the early 90s, along with the Zoo and Cage! bmthscubagirl
  • Score: 3

9:09am Sat 29 Mar 14

baron hardup says...

Remember Le Kilt and the Swiss very well indeed,before and after Louis Brown took over the Kilt.Spent a lot of nights there,Great Times then.Also The Downstairs Club that became Adriano's who I new very well and his wife.Saw groups there including The Animals,John Mayall,Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames and a Friend called Zoot Money and his Big Roll Band
Remember Le Kilt and the Swiss very well indeed,before and after Louis Brown took over the Kilt.Spent a lot of nights there,Great Times then.Also The Downstairs Club that became Adriano's who I new very well and his wife.Saw groups there including The Animals,John Mayall,Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames and a Friend called Zoot Money and his Big Roll Band[Hi Andy Somers] baron hardup
  • Score: 1

9:11am Sat 29 Mar 14

isthereanechoinhere says...

Let us not forget the greatness that was.......

Ryvals

Once voted one of the best club nights by Muzik Magazine in 1995.

Great era, good drugs, and no trouble at any of the clubs because nobody was drinking alcohol excessively.
Let us not forget the greatness that was....... Ryvals Once voted one of the best club nights by Muzik Magazine in 1995. Great era, good drugs, and no trouble at any of the clubs because nobody was drinking alcohol excessively. isthereanechoinhere
  • Score: 1

9:15am Sat 29 Mar 14

baron hardup says...

Heaven Forbid,but who remembers Tony Blackburn and the Raiders playing the Pavilion Ballroom Frid/Sat Nights.I am ashamed to admit I did once. They were Pants.
Heaven Forbid,but who remembers Tony Blackburn and the Raiders playing the Pavilion Ballroom Frid/Sat Nights.I am ashamed to admit I did once. They were Pants. baron hardup
  • Score: 1

9:19am Sat 29 Mar 14

KLH says...

speedy231278 wrote:
Forget the geriatric reputation, it's now got a reputation for drunks, drunk students, drug users, Big Issue sellers, chuggers, beggars, camera cars and highly suspicious council decisions regarding expenditure!
You can add Jehovah's Witnesses to that - they seem to be everywhere this past year.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: Forget the geriatric reputation, it's now got a reputation for drunks, drunk students, drug users, Big Issue sellers, chuggers, beggars, camera cars and highly suspicious council decisions regarding expenditure![/p][/quote]You can add Jehovah's Witnesses to that - they seem to be everywhere this past year. KLH
  • Score: 3

9:49am Sat 29 Mar 14

SPIRITCATCHER says...

Gastines3 wrote:
One of the best was The Outlook,Phil Matthews was the D.J. with Big Rolf and Tommy in charge.For my sins I was a regular there and also frequented Winstons,81 Club,Gigi's when it was a straight club, plus about 10 others!!! Can't remember any problems in any of them,,
Fantastic place...we use to drive up through the multi story car park as fast as we could in an old ex Post Office Dodge van....screeching all the way up to the top to The Outlook....always remember it was so dark in there.

Plus just opposite...anyone remember the two old semi houses? One had a drinking den in it called the Spanish Bar...the only place in town to get a drink on a Sunday afternoon when the pubs had to shut
[quote][p][bold]Gastines3[/bold] wrote: One of the best was The Outlook,Phil Matthews was the D.J. with Big Rolf and Tommy in charge.For my sins I was a regular there and also frequented Winstons,81 Club,Gigi's when it was a straight club, plus about 10 others!!! Can't remember any problems in any of them,,[/p][/quote]Fantastic place...we use to drive up through the multi story car park as fast as we could in an old ex Post Office Dodge van....screeching all the way up to the top to The Outlook....always remember it was so dark in there. Plus just opposite...anyone remember the two old semi houses? One had a drinking den in it called the Spanish Bar...the only place in town to get a drink on a Sunday afternoon when the pubs had to shut SPIRITCATCHER
  • Score: 4

10:32am Sat 29 Mar 14

pokesdown1 says...

Jerry Lee at the Bure Club.

Very strange.

Wasn`t it Tony Blackburn and The Rovers?

They used to skim pennies at him.
Jerry Lee at the Bure Club. Very strange. Wasn`t it Tony Blackburn and The Rovers? They used to skim [old] pennies at him. pokesdown1
  • Score: 0

10:41am Sat 29 Mar 14

Judaas says...

What about the Buccaneer on the end of the Royal Bath Hotel and Aidrianos (something like that) opposite the old fire station. Aidrianos had 3 football teams back in the late 70's, some old names from them days, Al Rogers, Paul Turner, Gerry ?, the Hatchards, Tony Docker, Kelvin Webb, Mike McKintyre, Daryl Toy and managed by Big Mac.
What about the Buccaneer on the end of the Royal Bath Hotel and Aidrianos (something like that) opposite the old fire station. Aidrianos had 3 football teams back in the late 70's, some old names from them days, Al Rogers, Paul Turner, Gerry ?, the Hatchards, Tony Docker, Kelvin Webb, Mike McKintyre, Daryl Toy and managed by Big Mac. Judaas
  • Score: 2

11:22am Sat 29 Mar 14

pokesdown1 says...

Had a little drink sir?Where do you live?

You better get home quick....no stopping.

What was that after hours place out Blandford way?
Had a little drink sir?Where do you live? You better get home quick....no stopping. What was that after hours place out Blandford way? pokesdown1
  • Score: 0

12:06pm Sat 29 Mar 14

yasinac says...

GeorgeW64 wrote:
They missed out Spooks in Boscombe.
That's two of us that thought that!
[quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: They missed out Spooks in Boscombe.[/p][/quote]That's two of us that thought that! yasinac
  • Score: 0

2:19pm Sat 29 Mar 14

smhinto says...

What ever happened to 'The Mariner' bar in Poole. A favorite haunt of mine.
What ever happened to 'The Mariner' bar in Poole. A favorite haunt of mine. smhinto
  • Score: 0

2:50pm Sat 29 Mar 14

geordicfc says...

think ya missed pumphreys,bla bla,criterion and .....bugger ... cant remember name now..used to have bands downstairs...scouse frank was the doorman..may be camel bar now ?? its a soory state of affairs wen ur ownly 51 and forget a bar u had some brilliant neets in !! lol bournemooth 83 to 85 was a good place to be..oh and of course CAPONES ! AKA ROOFTOP ; )) have a fab ,cool and groovy weekend everyone..KTF. ; )) X
think ya missed pumphreys,bla bla,criterion and .....bugger ... cant remember name now..used to have bands downstairs...scouse frank was the doorman..may be camel bar now ?? its a soory state of affairs wen ur ownly 51 and forget a bar u had some brilliant neets in !! lol bournemooth 83 to 85 was a good place to be..oh and of course CAPONES ! AKA ROOFTOP ; )) have a fab ,cool and groovy weekend everyone..KTF. ; )) X geordicfc
  • Score: 2

2:52pm Sat 29 Mar 14

geordicfc says...

couple more ...the quaterdeck and Neptune doon the seafront ...always seemed to be playing wipeout wen I was in quaterdeck ! lol ; ))
couple more ...the quaterdeck and Neptune doon the seafront ...always seemed to be playing wipeout wen I was in quaterdeck ! lol ; )) geordicfc
  • Score: 0

2:58pm Sat 29 Mar 14

geordicfc says...

ah !! just re read earlier quotes and it was bachus where scouse frank was doorman !!! excellent ...was there a club opposite whiskys ,up an little thin alley called hole in the wall ?? all these quotes and barss... makes ya very nostalgic like !! ; )))
ah !! just re read earlier quotes and it was bachus where scouse frank was doorman !!! excellent ...was there a club opposite whiskys ,up an little thin alley called hole in the wall ?? all these quotes and barss... makes ya very nostalgic like !! ; ))) geordicfc
  • Score: 0

3:00pm Sat 29 Mar 14

twynhamob says...

I guess most are youngsters commenting here, what about the wooden hut up where the BIC was built in the 60's. Saw many Motown groups there, the line dancing was fabulous, Slade immediately before they became famous. Does no-one remember the BEE-HIVE?
I guess most are youngsters commenting here, what about the wooden hut up where the BIC was built in the 60's. Saw many Motown groups there, the line dancing was fabulous, Slade immediately before they became famous. Does no-one remember the BEE-HIVE? twynhamob
  • Score: 1

4:52pm Sat 29 Mar 14

MrPitiful says...

bmthscubagirl wrote:
I can't believe The Palace in Hinton road, hasn't had a mention! A regular haunt of mine in the early 90s, along with the Zoo and Cage!
The Palace was also my era - with Phil Norman off Gladiators on the door if I remember right.
[quote][p][bold]bmthscubagirl[/bold] wrote: I can't believe The Palace in Hinton road, hasn't had a mention! A regular haunt of mine in the early 90s, along with the Zoo and Cage![/p][/quote]The Palace was also my era - with Phil Norman off Gladiators on the door if I remember right. MrPitiful
  • Score: 2

5:21pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Gastines3 says...

The one mentioned on the way to Blandford was the Spettisbury Manor. At least my memory hasn't totally gone,perhsps because I stuck to STrongbow.On a Sunday lunchtime,Lord Nelson/Jolly Sailor plus Poole Cockles then across the other side to the Shiwrights and some actually used to swim over!!!
The one mentioned on the way to Blandford was the Spettisbury Manor. At least my memory hasn't totally gone,perhsps because I stuck to STrongbow.On a Sunday lunchtime,Lord Nelson/Jolly Sailor plus Poole Cockles then across the other side to the Shiwrights and some actually used to swim over!!! Gastines3
  • Score: 0

5:57pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Five corners says...

The Beehive's been mentioned a couple of times and it was a great place for live music (late 60s early 70s). Spent many happy evenings there - and then walking home - lisening to Family, Chicken Shack, Keef Hartley, Fleetwood Mac and the wonderful John Hiseman's Coliseum. Later, the Boscombe Ballrooms hosted Deep Purple and, with a No. 1 single and album in the UK and USA: Rod Stewart. (with apologies for drifting off the theme of clubs).
The Beehive's been mentioned a couple of times and it was a great place for live music (late 60s early 70s). Spent many happy evenings there - and then walking home - lisening to Family, Chicken Shack, Keef Hartley, Fleetwood Mac and the wonderful John Hiseman's Coliseum. Later, the Boscombe Ballrooms hosted Deep Purple and, with a No. 1 single and album in the UK and USA: Rod Stewart. (with apologies for drifting off the theme of clubs). Five corners
  • Score: 1

6:24pm Sat 29 Mar 14

maesgarth says...

What about Adrianos many well known people used to come to eat Jean Pierre food in the restaurant then dance the night away in the disco. La. Bastille were no alcohol so used to get hand stamped and go round to badger bar. Those were the days the seventies.
What about Adrianos many well known people used to come to eat Jean Pierre food in the restaurant then dance the night away in the disco. La. Bastille were no alcohol so used to get hand stamped and go round to badger bar. Those were the days the seventies. maesgarth
  • Score: 1

8:44pm Sat 29 Mar 14

Wotty69 says...

MrPitiful wrote:
Pier showbar with the cheesy DJ on Saturday nights ( Sparky?) in the early 90s.

Fernandos, Poets Corner, Gander & also the Artful Dodger. Longs, Micawbers, Benedicts, Criterion - they were the days.

Best of all - Pembroke Shades!!
Yes best pub in town we use to run it
[quote][p][bold]MrPitiful[/bold] wrote: Pier showbar with the cheesy DJ on Saturday nights ( Sparky?) in the early 90s. Fernandos, Poets Corner, Gander & also the Artful Dodger. Longs, Micawbers, Benedicts, Criterion - they were the days. Best of all - Pembroke Shades!![/p][/quote]Yes best pub in town we use to run it Wotty69
  • Score: 0

12:21am Sun 30 Mar 14

Pussnb00ts66 says...

I used to work at kiss disco bar in christchurch many moons ago and still see some of the regulars about and somewhere have loads of pictures of some of the live groups that played there and around the area . there was also a club out at burton manor we used to go to and I remember east of Eden too in Bournemouth . Many of the hotels also had all nite clubs but the names I forget now but hey oh the joys of having fun in my youth
I used to work at kiss disco bar in christchurch many moons ago and still see some of the regulars about and somewhere have loads of pictures of some of the live groups that played there and around the area . there was also a club out at burton manor we used to go to and I remember east of Eden too in Bournemouth . Many of the hotels also had all nite clubs but the names I forget now but hey oh the joys of having fun in my youth Pussnb00ts66
  • Score: 1

10:26am Mon 31 Mar 14

pokesdown1 says...

Al Kirtley Trio nights at the Potts.
Al Kirtley Trio nights at the Potts. pokesdown1
  • Score: 0

5:22pm Mon 31 Mar 14

RSI says...

Five corners wrote:
The Beehive's been mentioned a couple of times and it was a great place for live music (late 60s early 70s). Spent many happy evenings there - and then walking home - lisening to Family, Chicken Shack, Keef Hartley, Fleetwood Mac and the wonderful John Hiseman's Coliseum. Later, the Boscombe Ballrooms hosted Deep Purple and, with a No. 1 single and album in the UK and USA: Rod Stewart. (with apologies for drifting off the theme of clubs).
....................
...and John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Spann, John Mayall, Art Woods, John Dummer Blues Band. Great days!
[quote][p][bold]Five corners[/bold] wrote: The Beehive's been mentioned a couple of times and it was a great place for live music (late 60s early 70s). Spent many happy evenings there - and then walking home - lisening to Family, Chicken Shack, Keef Hartley, Fleetwood Mac and the wonderful John Hiseman's Coliseum. Later, the Boscombe Ballrooms hosted Deep Purple and, with a No. 1 single and album in the UK and USA: Rod Stewart. (with apologies for drifting off the theme of clubs).[/p][/quote].................... ...and John Lee Hooker, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Spann, John Mayall, Art Woods, John Dummer Blues Band. Great days! RSI
  • Score: 0

5:01pm Thu 10 Apr 14

francesca rossi says...

Bathsheba wrote:
Haven't seen a mention of Papas (I think) disco from the 70s about the same time as Le Kilt.. I think it was opposite the old tech college at the Lansdowne,
those were the real clubs of bournemouth as was whisky's.1960's/70'.
i was the owner.
[quote][p][bold]Bathsheba[/bold] wrote: Haven't seen a mention of Papas (I think) disco from the 70s about the same time as Le Kilt.. I think it was opposite the old tech college at the Lansdowne,[/p][/quote]those were the real clubs of bournemouth as was whisky's.1960's/70'. i was the owner. francesca rossi
  • Score: 0

5:15pm Thu 10 Apr 14

francesca rossi says...

first of all, le kilt was opened by jack ash worth and lewis brown in partnership,
second, it was run by adriano rossi and his wife francesca.
the downstairs club was bought by adriano and francesca rossi in 1967 and the name changed to papa's then 3years later opened as a licensed club called adriano's successfully till 1980.we also opened whisky's in old christchurch road. all very up to the fashion and popular with a wonderful crowd of people many remain friends today..
first of all, le kilt was opened by jack ash worth and lewis brown in partnership, second, it was run by adriano rossi and his wife francesca. the downstairs club was bought by adriano and francesca rossi in 1967 and the name changed to papa's then 3years later opened as a licensed club called adriano's successfully till 1980.we also opened whisky's in old christchurch road. all very up to the fashion and popular with a wonderful crowd of people many remain friends today.. francesca rossi
  • Score: 3

12:36pm Fri 25 Apr 14

PaddyThorne says...

Cheers Echo, this is a great list which has stirred up some brilliant memories :)
I've read through the page and couldn't find any mention of one of Bournemouth's past treasures, Mr Smiths, on Poole Hill. This was a great small venue and I remember seeing some excellent bands there :)
Also, does anyone remember 'The Pit', downstairs at 'The Palace'?
Cheers Echo, this is a great list which has stirred up some brilliant memories :) I've read through the page and couldn't find any mention of one of Bournemouth's past treasures, Mr Smiths, on Poole Hill. This was a great small venue and I remember seeing some excellent bands there :) Also, does anyone remember 'The Pit', downstairs at 'The Palace'? PaddyThorne
  • Score: 1

12:49pm Fri 25 Apr 14

PaddyThorne says...

I also notice that Bar Tonka (now The Winchester) isn't on the list. This was a brilliant underground venue in the early 2000's :)
I also notice that Bar Tonka (now The Winchester) isn't on the list. This was a brilliant underground venue in the early 2000's :) PaddyThorne
  • Score: 1

5:39pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Carolyn M says...

geordicfc wrote:
ah !! just re read earlier quotes and it was bachus where scouse frank was doorman !!! excellent ...was there a club opposite whiskys ,up an little thin alley called hole in the wall ?? all these quotes and barss... makes ya very nostalgic like !! ; )))
I used to DJ on Friday nights downstairs at the Badger Bars with my then boyfriend Mick. Our night was called SoulBase! I also spent many happy hours at most of the other clubs that have been mentioned! Happy memories :-)
[quote][p][bold]geordicfc[/bold] wrote: ah !! just re read earlier quotes and it was bachus where scouse frank was doorman !!! excellent ...was there a club opposite whiskys ,up an little thin alley called hole in the wall ?? all these quotes and barss... makes ya very nostalgic like !! ; )))[/p][/quote]I used to DJ on Friday nights downstairs at the Badger Bars with my then boyfriend Mick. Our night was called SoulBase! I also spent many happy hours at most of the other clubs that have been mentioned! Happy memories :-) Carolyn M
  • Score: 0

5:41pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Carolyn M says...

I used to DJ on Friday nights downstairs at the Badger Bars with my then boyfriend Mick. Our night was called SoulBase! I also spent many happy hours at most of the other clubs that have been mentioned! Happy memories :-)
I used to DJ on Friday nights downstairs at the Badger Bars with my then boyfriend Mick. Our night was called SoulBase! I also spent many happy hours at most of the other clubs that have been mentioned! Happy memories :-) Carolyn M
  • Score: 1

9:06pm Fri 25 Apr 14

stevobath says...

BarrHumbug wrote:
It was ZigZags and Clouds before it was the Zoo and the Cage.
Madisons next to Debenhams
Kev's House near the old fire station
And Slam was once a pub for many years of which I can't for the life of me remember the name but I do remember the toilets were always flooded!
Kev's House! Strawberry Smoke, Rhubarb & Custards, Vicks Inhalers & Lock ins! ;)
[quote][p][bold]BarrHumbug[/bold] wrote: It was ZigZags and Clouds before it was the Zoo and the Cage. Madisons next to Debenhams Kev's House near the old fire station And Slam was once a pub for many years of which I can't for the life of me remember the name but I do remember the toilets were always flooded![/p][/quote]Kev's House! Strawberry Smoke, Rhubarb & Custards, Vicks Inhalers & Lock ins! ;) stevobath
  • Score: 1

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