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Old 17th December 2018, 22:30
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Minnie Beck's Northumberland Dock near the Tank Cleaning Jetty.
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Old 17th December 2018, 22:36
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Minnie Beck's was not notably a fun establishment. Only a short way 'up the road' I will accept but fun or entertainment it most definitely was not.
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I can tell you to a first tripper it was magic.
These days it would be called a "Themed" establishment.
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Old 18th December 2018, 00:04
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I can tell you to a first tripper it was magic.
These days it would be called a "Themed" establishment.
If you were in there in 1966, we may have been there together. When I was working for MIMCo on the docks, if I was working over that side of the river, Minnie Beck's was the place to go for (liquid) lunch.
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Old 18th December 2018, 08:27
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Possibly as we went from the Tank Cleaning berth up to Palmers in Hebburn for DD. September 1966. The British Lantern/GCLU had Marconi gear. The HF Tx was the Seaspan.
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The Tahitian Hotel Tahiti was better than Quinns Bar as there was not a fight or trouble.
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The Esplanade in Port Headland and also Monty's bar in Manly Sydney were I first met Shirley the shore Bosun, now that was an experience :0))
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Montys Bar, Pyrmont. Was there last week after my last visit 54 years ago. Now called "The Pyrmont Bridge Hotel".
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Montys Bar, Pyrmont. Was there last week after my last visit 54 years ago. Now called "The Pyrmont Bridge Hotel".
I was in Sydney from November last year to March 2018 and paid a visit to the Piermont Bridge on many occasions just to reminisce, its definitely changed and Shirley the shore bosun sadly isn't with us anymore, (but those stories are for another day) She was a character

All those yuppy wooden houses on Manly quay weren't there back in 1971 when I was there.

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TIDAL BASIN TAVERN VICTORIA DOCKS - hi all! Absolute longshot but if anyone remembers the Tidal Basin Tavern in the late 1950s/early 1960s, landlord/lady were Agnes and Horace but went by Joan and Joe?! They had two kids, Sandra and Peter, and eventually a third baby, Janet. Theresa Smith was an Irish barmaid there. Frank Young worked as a bosun down the docks and later for RML. If any of this rings any bells with anyone, please let me know!!! Thank you so much! 🙂
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Old 2nd March 2019, 08:04
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'Fairleys' on Leith Walk, Edinburgh....

and 'The 'George' in St Kilda, Melbourne, was always a 'lively' place!
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TIDAL BASIN TAVERN VICTORIA DOCKS - hi all! Absolute longshot but if anyone remembers the Tidal Basin Tavern in the late 1950s/early 1960s, landlord/lady were Agnes and Horace but went by Joan and Joe?! They had two kids, Sandra and Peter, and eventually a third baby, Janet. Theresa Smith was an Irish barmaid there. Frank Young worked as a bosun down the docks and later for RML. If any of this rings any bells with anyone, please let me know!!! Thank you so much! 🙂
Well, if you are referring to what I knew as the Gallions the answer's yes but it was later for me, about 1965 to 1971, and, sorry, I have absolutely no memory of any names. My memories are of nipping ashore whilst waiting for the tide for a quick pint and a few pickled eggs from a huge jar on the bar to set me up for forthcoming months doing battle with a Doxford. I'm amazed to see that apparently it still exists as the Galyons Bar & Kitchen which suggest that it's a bit more up-market than I remember it !
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Texas Bar

The Texas bar in Lisbon. I seem to recall it had a ship's lifeboat suspended from the ceiling, in which you could sit and drink. That was c/1970, I daresay it failed the Lifting Regs load test since then.
More recently (2008 or so) the sign was still there, but it had been converted inro a trendy disco.... I didn't go in, I just assumed it was trendy because the Cais do Sodre has been yuppified. Well apart from a few possibly dodgy places.... the Copenhagen Bar, and a downstairs place in a side street??
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South Shields

What was the bar just outside Redheads, c/1990?
And what was the disco / night club out by the beach where Thursday night was popular!?

The Legion was great on Sunday lunchtime, bingo and something else...
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The Texas bar in Lisbon. I seem to recall it had a ship's lifeboat suspended from the ceiling, in which you could sit and drink.…...
Entirely correct re lifeboat being suspended from roof....BUT, as I recall, access to boat wasn't permitted. I was once asked to leave said establishment after climbing into the boat and giving a rendition of Delilah!

(But then maybe I was just out of tune)
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The Texas bar in Lisbon. I seem to recall it had a ship's lifeboat suspended from the ceiling, in which you could sit and drink. That was c/1970, I daresay it failed the Lifting Regs load test since then.
More recently (2008 or so) the sign was still there, but it had been converted inro a trendy disco.... I didn't go in, I just assumed it was trendy because the Cais do Sodre has been yuppified. Well apart from a few possibly dodgy places.... the Copenhagen Bar, and a downstairs place in a side street??
In the eariy 60s there used to be a band playing in the boat,access was by a ladder which was then taken away.
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Entirely correct re lifeboat being suspended from roof....BUT, as I recall, access to boat wasn't permitted. I was once asked to leave said establishment after climbing into the boat and giving a rendition of Delilah!

(But then maybe I was just out of tune)
Absolutely epic! Wish I'd been there.
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What was the bar just outside Redheads, c/1990?
And what was the disco / night club out by the beach where Thursday night was popular!?

The Legion was great on Sunday lunchtime, bingo and something else...
The bar outside Readhead's might have been Tyne Dock

The bar on the beach was "The Shoreline" an interesting (!!!) place, seem to remember Thursday nights was "Ruperts" under the amusement arcade in Ocean Road - only ever went in The Shoreline on a Wednesday (Because every where else shut at 11!!)
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Entirely correct re lifeboat being suspended from roof....BUT, as I recall, access to boat wasn't permitted. I was once asked to leave said establishment after climbing into the boat and giving a rendition of Delilah!

(But then maybe I was just out of tune)
Maybe that was the night I was there!
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In the eariy 60s there used to be a band playing in the boat,access was by a ladder which was then taken away.
You are right Peter. I think it was some sort of brass band.
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Old 13th April 2019, 06:31
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The bar outside Readhead's might have been Tyne Dock

The bar on the beach was "The Shoreline" an interesting (!!!) place, seem to remember Thursday nights was "Ruperts" under the amusement arcade in Ocean Road - only ever went in The Shoreline on a Wednesday (Because every where else shut at 11!!)
Not sure what night it was, but the night I was thinking of was known as the 'grab a something' night. (not funny anymore, but that was what it was called).
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Not sure what night it was, but the night I was thinking of was known as the 'grab a something' night. (not funny anymore, but that was what it was called).
That sets the memories tingling, I was first in South Shields 1984 for Phase III Engineer Cadet.

La Strada was another place of ill repute, The Chelsea Cat (Got slung out for Po-going (Being a second floor establishment it wasn't approved of), The Horsley Hill, Yellow Welly, New Ferry Tavern, all good fun when you're single and young!
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I hope that the Captain Cook in Sydney might still be in business!

I salute it as the first place of far too many in which I ever worshipped at the shrine of bacchus, in 1959. Thankfully I can still say, with Churchill, that I have taken more out of alcohol than it has ever taken out of me.
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B.A.had some great bars but one rarely mentioned was the Eagle Oil bar at Dock Sud,went there on a shell tanker the Hyria,another we visited a lot on her was the The Mad House. In the refinery at Curaçao.
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