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14-10-2004, 18:53   #41
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Can't think of a single smoothie pub that had queues [/B]

I have known the STONEHOUSE when it was the old courtyard bar to have queues outside on Saturday nights......not very often but it did happen.

For those who dont know what I mean by Courtyard Bar, its a bit difficult to explain as Orchard Square is sort of in the way a bit, but in the back it was a covered courtyard effect huge room with stone slabbed floor and beer garden tables and seats, fake shop windows and stuff and a clock tower.Loved it......it would probably be where the front of Waterstones book shop is now and all around the area there...
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14-10-2004, 19:30   #42
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i got chucked out of the wap one saturday night for being "underage". Elgar was shoutin.."im having no 16 year olds in my pub" lol i was only 15 awwww them were the days...flooded ladies loos with no bog roll...i managed to keep sneakin in though when it got bizzy,and just kept a low profile.
they should never have changed it.Me and my mate would start off in the hallamshire,then go to the yorkshiremans,then end up in the wap. oh happy dayzzzz
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14-10-2004, 23:01   #43
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Don't exagerate they didn't flood or get blocked, no it was far more likely that the queues to use the urinals were simply too long and if all the sinks were being used that left the corner of the room, you couldn't use the toilets they'd usually got people in them throwing up. Well that was the guys, the girls had lights, toilet paper and must of been a Tardis as thousands of girls seemed to be in there at the same time [internal description by word of mouth only]
Read your account of the mods/rockers thing, so I think I'm recounting a tale from a different era! And it was the ladies that flooded, every weekend night, half nine onwards, and I've witnessed the source of the problem. The reason we girls took so bloody long in there was how long it took us to swim upstream! And as for bogroll... I think Twist may have frequented the place at the same time as me.

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14-10-2004, 23:51   #44
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The disagreement between the mods and the Wap customers wasn't a fight as such, a fight is when someone is fighting, the mods did try to lash out but within seconds found themselves trapped with no back up. They ran away, that's not a fight, I'm sure any mod of the early 60's would of been turning in their grave [so to speak] to see the speed at which the fire escape stairs were mounted.
Sure the girls toilets flooded sometimes but so what, you all had heels on, well the girls I noticed anyway after the long hair.
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14-10-2004, 23:59   #45
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Sorry, I've edited that, Wallbuilder. I think I mentioned the boots somewhere else. Suede was a definite no-no in the Wap, unless you drank shorts and left for somewhere else before the night was out. (And I do miss the place, and all those familiar faces, even the ones I never knew the names of)
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One of my delightful female companions wore the most gorgeous suede cavalier boots with a heel, I do seem to remember her getting rather techy when she came into the Wap after 9.30 pm. However there was a simple answer namely thigh length boots with a heel but in black leather, I could never decide which she looked better in.
You should of heard the bar staff not volunteering to mop the toilets out at about 11.30 pm, someone had to do it Olga said 'as otherwise the place would smell,' the place always smelled of something.
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15-10-2004, 00:28   #47
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I do seem to remember her getting rather techy when she came into the Wap after 9.30 pm. However there was a simple answer namely thigh length boots...
Gosh, I never saw the flooding that deep!
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15-10-2004, 00:33   #48
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Being leather they were so much easier for me to clean, it was one way to make sure she'd wear them again.one of the things that used to make me feel slightly sick was watching all the plastic pint and half pint glasses sloshing around in the puddle, Just think the following night they'd be behind the bar again though it does explain why I prefer drinking out of a bottle.
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15-10-2004, 00:36   #49
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Did you ever figure out a way to remove Rebels' dancefloor gunge from the soles without soaking for an hour? As for the glasses, 'two bottles of dog, please'
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Sticky feet, you used to break out in a sweat trying to tap your foot to a tune at times, in answer to your question, leave it to build up for a few weeks and then peel it off like a layer of sunburnt skin. Rebels for a time had carpeting round the edge and that was very nasty as you either stuck to it or it squished, I could never decide which was worse.
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Sticky feet, you used to break out in a sweat trying to tap your foot to a tune
Ah, I recently wondered why I have a habit of tapping my heel. Steel tips don't stick! They're too small!
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Steel heel tips should be banned, their downright lethal as I'm sure you're aware. A girl wearing such things stamps back onto a guys foot, I'm not bothered how big and tough you are, that hurts, I bet you sound great though walking down the street!
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15-10-2004, 00:58   #53
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There's a picture of me at remediuk.org
Hover over the blue boxes and you will get a thumbnail. Andy is the top one, me the bottom one but it's not very clear. I will try and dig out some pictures from then. When were you in there Wallbuilder?
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I wasn't big, but I was tough . I only weighed 7 stone. And it's the toes that are most lethal, if you practiced a martial art, which I did . Sounded brill when we were mob-handed! The lads all wore cowboy boots, and the trendies deemed it sensible to cross the street. Can't understand why, they were rather cute and cuddly really. Anybody out there remember Sheff Poly Rock Soc circa '89, '90ish?

And have you seen those things that are fashionable at the moment??
Waste of good suede. Wellies never flattered anybody's legs.

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It is the big tough guy who ends up with tears in his eyes and a strong desire to sit down, cradle their foot and sob for their mummy.
Cowboy boots if you wore the sort with the pointed toes could be remarkably painful if you kicked someone in the shin, I actually went through a phase of wearing steel toe capped army boots in the Wap because they at least would give me some protection when wading through the crowd.
Motor cycle boots essential when trying to kick start a Norton Commando because if that machine kicked back it hurt a lot.
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When were you in there Wallbuilder?
First walked through the door in 1977, I think I was slightly but only slightly underage.
Stopped going in around 1990 as I worked and lived near Derby for a time.
Really sad when I came back a lot of the old faces seemed to have disappeared and unfortunately there was one still in residence who didn't like me, some foolish notion that I'd had something to do with his marriage breaking up, [hand on heart nothing to do with me] Anyway he'd give me the dead look and so I started to spend more time in the White Lion or the Grapes if I was in town.
Does anyone remembeer the Museum pub that was another haunt for bikers and was comfortably grotty.
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Does anyone remembeer the Museum pub that was another haunt for bikers and was comfortably grotty.
No, but I have very fond memories of the chip butties in the Yorkshiremans on Saturday lunchtimes!
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Does anyone remembeer the Museum pub that was another haunt for bikers and was comfortably grotty. [/B]

Yes for sure. Great place......sadly missed and was one of my fave bars right up until The end in 1987 when orchard Square arrived.
Although it may have closed in 1986....not sure now.
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The Museum was an interesting old place, the guys toilets were outside in the back yard so if it was raining you'd get wet on your trips to the loo. Also the place was always dead on a sunday, however on one occasion when the police raided it on a sunday they managed to arrest about twenty people for possession, why do I suspect that something was going on that day? The gas fire in the long back room always hung at an angle which didn't look very safe but it was still in use.
Another haunt of my youth was the Cambridge on Cambridge street, we used to go there to play pool and it's were I saw a very attractive girl in a pair of fawn cavalier boots who I liked from the onset, anyone from the Cambridge should remember her.
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...the Cambridge on Cambridge street, we used to go there to play pool and it's were I saw a very attractive girl in a pair of fawn cavalier boots who I liked from the onset, anyone from the Cambridge should remember her.
Is there a theme developing here, Wallbuilder? Should that be the start of a new thread? Or perhaps not, I may have too much to say!
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