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Originally posted by Willo

I used to frequent 'Biba's' nightclub in Bromley back in my lothario days and in relation to Beckenham ventured into the 'Three Tuns', 'The George', 'The Beckenham' and the 'Lazy Toad' not forgetting Lautrecs/Tites.

A bit further afield I recall some pleasant visits to Chislehurst in the 'Tigers Head' and 'The Bull', also the 'Bickley Arms'.

My word, there used to be many pulchritudinous young ladies in these establishments ! Such pleasant memories!

Edited by Willo (01 Mar 2021 12.56pm)

not sure if ive the correct name, but 'the bricklayers' facing the Odean cinema on the roundabout.(beckenham)
In the mid 70s myself & few school mates blagged our way into a 'X' film one evening, 'shivers' & cannibal girls double bill as it was contrband it was a great night , finished off with a beer in the pub, one of the lads asked for scotch on the rocks ' with ice!'
the barman rumbled but was kind and still served us.
A good night.

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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Funny enough born and bread in Croydon left for East Sussex 15 years ago.But will be going back soon,miss somethings too much.Coastal living not all its cracked up to be.

 

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Originally posted by AERO

Funny enough born and bread in Croydon left for East Sussex 15 years ago.But will be going back soon,miss somethings too much.Coastal living not all its cracked up to be.

shouldve gone west

 


Kids,tired of being bothered by your pesky parents?
Then leave home, get a job & pay your own bills, while you still know everything.

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Originally posted by kingdowieonthewall

not sure if ive the correct name, but 'the bricklayers' facing the Odean cinema on the roundabout.(beckenham)
In the mid 70s myself & few school mates blagged our way into a 'X' film one evening, 'shivers' & cannibal girls double bill as it was contrband it was a great night , finished off with a beer in the pub, one of the lads asked for scotch on the rocks ' with ice!'
the barman rumbled but was kind and still served us.
A good night.

Indeed there is the 'Bricklayers' opposite the Odeon cinema.I recall paying a visit there with an erstwhile girlfriend and her mother before a planned viewing of 'Airport' in the cinema.

In actual fact I was not enamoured with going to see the film and after a beer or two in the 'Bricklayers' I made it clear that they would be going to see the film on their own as I wished to continue imbibing accordingly I was certainly NOT 'Mr Popular' !

Edited by Willo (01 Mar 2021 11.02pm)

 

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I suppose it depends if your a towny or a country boy. Iím the latter, left Croydon in 1987. I could never go back to living in a town or city but do have mates who would never leave, ďI donít want grass and trees ď they tell me. I love a rural life, I still have my season ticket and travel up for all home games and thatís the only reason I go to Croydon.

 

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Originally posted by esox lucius

I suppose it depends if your a towny or a country boy. Iím the latter, left Croydon in 1987. I could never go back to living in a town or city but do have mates who would never leave, ďI donít want grass and trees ď they tell me. I love a rural life, I still have my season ticket and travel up for all home games and thatís the only reason I go to Croydon.

This

Once apon a time I loved Croydon,Back in the days of Alders/Debenhams/Grants/Beano's/Remy's/Scamps/The Odeon/Abc/The Focus/Cinatra's/The cartoon/The old Surrey street market was a good place to live.

Now dont really like coming back unless it's for a Palace game.

 


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 07:49 PM
I don't mind palace to be fair. Much better club than tinpot Charlton and Brighton

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Raised in Upper Norwood, born in WW2.spent many happy childhood days in the Crystal palace grounds. Hang on! I was not in Croydon when I went there. Oh never mind.
Went to school in Addington,, spent first 25 years of my life in Croydon. Worked for Phillips Electricity, did not thing it would catch on, so I moved on, how wrong can you be.
Used to go regularly to the Star at Broad green to see the Trad jazz bands of the time, Acker/Chris Barber,Kenny Ball & Nat Gonella etc..
Happy is how you make it. Now live in Oz,near Melbourne, down by the beach amongst the sharks, poisonous jelly fish and octopus and I am still happy.

 

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Oops I forgot, if I want to go Croydon, its about 60 kms from where I live. I would'nt be happy there though, its just a little town with a supermarket and a highway running through it.

 

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Originally posted by Willo

I used to frequent 'Biba's' nightclub in Bromley back in my lothario days and in relation to Beckenham ventured into the 'Three Tuns', 'The George', 'The Beckenham' and the 'Lazy Toad' not forgetting Lautrecs/Tites.

A bit further afield I recall some pleasant visits to Chislehurst in the 'Tigers Head' and 'The Bull', also the 'Bickley Arms'.

My word, there used to be many pulchritudinous young ladies in these establishments ! Such pleasant memories!

I have this impression of you Willo as being some kind of elderly country squire, a bit like Colonel Mustard, but realise that these were the same places that I used to go to so I have done you an injustice with your perceived age!


Edited by Willo (01 Mar 2021 12.56pm)

 

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Originally posted by Willo

Indeed there is the 'Bricklayers' opposite the Odeon cinema.I recall paying a visit there with an erstwhile girlfriend and her mother before a planned viewing of 'Airport' in the cinema.

In actual fact I was not enamoured with going to see the film and after a beer or two in the 'Bricklayers' I made it clear that they would be going to see the film on their own as I wished to continue imbibing accordingly I was certainly NOT 'Mr Popular' !

Edited by Willo (01 Mar 2021 11.02pm)

The Bricklayers is still there. Back in my yoot, I rarely ventured past the Coach and Horses / Three Tuns, so if I got as far as the Bricklayers I was really on it !

 


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Originally posted by Mapletree

Well said. We also have an enormous park that links to the hills with their great viewpoint. And the trams work well

But hey, the HOL wouldnít be the HOL without loads of moaning, especially about the younger generation.

TBF canít see anyone on this thread moaning about the younger generation. I loved my upbringing in Thornton Heath and had some great times. However I am not ashamed to say I am glad I made the decision to start a family away from the area.

 

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Originally posted by Willo

Indeed there is the 'Bricklayers' opposite the Odeon cinema.I recall paying a visit there with an erstwhile girlfriend and her mother before a planned viewing of 'Airport' in the cinema.

In actual fact I was not enamoured with going to see the film and after a beer or two in the 'Bricklayers' I made it clear that they would be going to see the film on their own as I wished to continue imbibing accordingly I was certainly NOT 'Mr Popular' !

Edited by Willo (01 Mar 2021 11.02pm)

Did your girlfriends always take their mothers on your dates? Was it your reputation? Tom will be impressed

 

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