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Harold Disgracey

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Re: Belfast
« Reply #150 on: November 28, 2018, 06:34:14 AM »
The crescent and sphinx. Where was the chaplaincy rings a vague bell here

The Crescent was some spot, sawdust on the floor and 50p a pint!

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« Reply #151 on: November 28, 2018, 07:33:09 AM »
The crescent and sphinx. Where was the chaplaincy rings a vague bell here

Down near the bottom of eglantine avenue

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« Reply #152 on: November 28, 2018, 09:49:54 AM »
The crescent and sphinx. Where was the chaplaincy rings a vague bell here

Down near the bottom of eglantine avenue

It was down Elmwood Avenue in my time to the left hand side of the Union.

Chaplaincy was always a decent spot for a lunchtime feed now definitely!!
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Tony Baloney

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« Reply #153 on: November 28, 2018, 09:58:53 AM »
The crescent and sphinx. Where was the chaplaincy rings a vague bell here

Down near the bottom of eglantine avenue

It was down Elmwood Avenue in my time to the left hand side of the Union.

Chaplaincy was always a decent spot for a lunchtime feed now definitely!!
Yes left side of Elmwood close to the Lisburn Road side. Father Joe Gunn was the chief when we were knocking about it.

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« Reply #154 on: November 28, 2018, 10:29:55 AM »
Johnny from your post I can age you like looking at rings in a tree  ;D. Like myself I would say you got the bus to the big smoke in '93 or '94 (I started 94).

Too obvious for you Tony. 95 I left that nonsense behind and was gainfully employed but still resided in the Holylands for another few years before moving out to the leafy South Belfast Suburbs.

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« Reply #155 on: November 28, 2018, 04:19:23 PM »
Renshawís was mental. Session permanently on in it. Any day. Any time. Always happy hour.
Always loads of birds. Not the sort youíd introduce to your Mammy but grand for an old curt and a fumble.
Good times.

It was a serious spot. 3 pints for a £5. A simpler time. Anyone remember the night club down the road from it? Behind what i think is a holiday inn? Was it called karma?
It was Orpheus in my day.

Probably the same place alright, down the alley? It was always a wile carry on. Think your man lost the licence because there was that much ganching going on around it.
Is that not the spot thatís called menagerie now? On down university street beside the holiday in? We never had the balls to go into it Cos it looked abandoned.

No Orpheus was a part of the holiday inn while Menagerie was a stoner bar not far from it.

Ah the Meangerie... what a spot! By the looks of it still goin in its original form too!

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« Reply #156 on: November 28, 2018, 07:19:10 PM »
The crescent and sphinx. Where was the chaplaincy rings a vague bell here

The Crescent was some spot, sawdust on the floor and 50p a pint!
the crescent was a dodgy spot in early 90's belfast. used to go there regularly on a thursday night for a feed of cheap pints before heading on somewhere else, usually the bot. we had to change our names and all lived in kilkeel if anyone asked, all for cheap drink  ;D
nil satis nisi optimum

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« Reply #157 on: November 28, 2018, 07:57:04 PM »
Started in 93. Crescent Was as dodgy as hell a five spot got you 10 peach schnapps as soon as you got to the bar and
In fairness  the bouncers with their local knowledge would have gave a heads up if it wasnít the night to hang around. Only in one handlin outside it.  nitThere was an understanding of sorts. Some place for getting a curt..Sunday night the eg  Monday night canít remember suspect the  bun an ti Tuesday the fly, wed the bot Thursday night the speakeasy or elms.

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« Reply #158 on: November 28, 2018, 08:20:50 PM »
The locals knew fine rightly all the students upstairs were taigs! Never put a foot through the door, local knowledge would ensure we didnít get a beating or worse
Anything I post is not the view of the County Board!! Nobody died in the making of this post ;-)

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« Reply #159 on: November 28, 2018, 09:38:10 PM »
Exactly and therin lies the strange Belfast that was that era. Arrange safety- call it what you will. But fair play to all who let the students play away.

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« Reply #160 on: November 28, 2018, 09:44:57 PM »
Exactly and therin lies the strange Belfast that was that era. Arrange safety- call it what you will. But fair play to all who let the students play away.
Whoever was directly getting the profits or a cut thereof no doubt didn't mind all the students spending money.

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« Reply #161 on: November 28, 2018, 09:46:29 PM »
Exactly and therin lies the strange Belfast that was that era. Arrange safety- call it what you will. But fair play to all who let the students play away.
Whoever was directly getting the profits or a cut thereof no doubt didn't mind all the students spending money.

There was a few incidents though no more so than what happened outside the bot
Anything I post is not the view of the County Board!! Nobody died in the making of this post ;-)

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« Reply #162 on: November 28, 2018, 10:24:48 PM »
What about TriBeCa Belfast?? International Heart Belfast soul!!

Itís a bit rip offy for me surely they could have come up with something a bit more original.

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« Reply #163 on: November 28, 2018, 11:03:41 PM »
The crescent and sphinx. Where was the chaplaincy rings a vague bell here

Down near the bottom of eglantine avenue

It was down Elmwood Avenue in my time to the left hand side of the Union.

Chaplaincy was always a decent spot for a lunchtime feed now definitely!!

Correction you are right.

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« Reply #164 on: November 28, 2018, 11:08:38 PM »
What about TriBeCa Belfast?? International Heart Belfast soul!!

Itís a bit rip offy for me surely they could have come up with something a bit more original.

Awful. Just awful.