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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 3rd May, 2014)

Working Mens Club


Working Mens Club
Upper Morris Street Working Mens Club demolished to make way for a McDonald's Drive Through.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
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Comment by: Derek Platt on 3rd May 2014 at 01:40

I have a vague recollection, I think, of Upper Morris Street. Mind you this memory is through a drunken haze. Was there a night club around there in the late 50's early 60's I could be completely wrong. In that case forget I even posted.

Comment by: joe graney on 3rd May 2014 at 06:41

historical club wiped out for a Mc,Donalds ,words fail me.

Comment by: Mick on 3rd May 2014 at 06:58

A brightly lit modern McDonald's will improve the look of that area.

Comment by: Garry on 3rd May 2014 at 07:11

No wonder were all getting fat.

Comment by: Derek Callaghan on 3rd May 2014 at 09:34

Oh what a waste for yet another McDonalds. As if we haven't got enough fast food outlets. They are not real chips anyway. I remember mum and dad going to Upper Morris St club a lot in the sixties. It was a popular club then. I saw my old friends The Rowlands there once or twice myself. McDonalds be beggered

Comment by: A.W. on 3rd May 2014 at 10:08

The concept of the workingmen's club seems to have had its day, very few survive now.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 3rd May 2014 at 10:52

You can't beat going to the local chippy for "English" Fish and Chips... much better food than McDonalds and the likes.

Comment by: joe graney on 3rd May 2014 at 11:18

how about non-working mens clubs

Comment by: Loz on 3rd May 2014 at 11:24

Sorry McD's are going there. The old club's been closed a good while - been in there a few times, it was ok.

Comment by: dave johnson on 3rd May 2014 at 11:40

Colin, how many real "English" chippies still survive?

Comment by: tricia on 3rd May 2014 at 12:16

I agree with you ,Colin. Would not eat a (cardboard/plasticy) McNasty if they paid me a fortune! Not a patch on their American counterparts.

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 3rd May 2014 at 12:19

Derek , this club was opened circa 1966, I attended the official opening as a representative for Lowes who had furnished the new club . The previous club was in a disused public house situated on Upper Morris St. The night club you mention was on the opposite side of Scholes in Vauxhall Road ,when it opened it was called The Green Rooster , but soon afterwards was renamed The Paradise Club,so your memory is correct .

Comment by: Mick on 3rd May 2014 at 12:44

How many real "English" chippies will let you use there toilets mmmmm

This new McDonalds will be a good place for all the local fathers who have split from there wives to take there kids when it there turn to have them.

It will also make it easier for the police to round up the local youth when there any criminal activity gone on.

Comment by: Alan H on 3rd May 2014 at 14:36

Going off topic, has nobody got photos for the Album this week?

Comment by: Alan on 3rd May 2014 at 15:03

Well I go to the toilet before going to the chippy, mick talks s... like McDonalds food. chippy for me.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 3rd May 2014 at 15:37

Oh, I think I'll take the grandchildren to McDonalds pay for expensive food with no taste...but we can use the toilet. Get a life Mick.

Comment by: Jemmy on 3rd May 2014 at 15:56

Corporate greed.

Comment by: Jemmy on 3rd May 2014 at 15:58

Mick..'their' wives. Not 'there'

Comment by: Derek Platt on 3rd May 2014 at 17:14

Thank you Tom, so I wasn't always in a drunken stupor back in those days

Comment by: Mick on 3rd May 2014 at 17:50

Colin Harlow, McDonalds food as plenty of taste you might not like but all the young ones do.

Reason is McDonalds and Colonel Sanders spend millions of pound developing these taste that the young ones taste buds cant say no to.

Youl not be calling them if you get caught short and need to pee quick.

Comment by: Rocky p on 3rd May 2014 at 20:38

Mick, who picks up the litter apart from the rats.

Comment by: Helen on 3rd May 2014 at 21:12

I'm right with you Joe.... words fail me !

Comment by: Mick on 3rd May 2014 at 21:49

The litter should go into there litter bins, maybe there are some rats who wont do that though mainly because of there upbringing

Comment by: Ellen on 4th May 2014 at 00:35

Helen; my thoughts exactly!

Comment by: Roy on 4th May 2014 at 02:01

Thomas, was it not 'The Green Cockeral'?

Comment by: Thomas(Tom)Walsh . on 4th May 2014 at 13:30

Roy . It was The Green Rooster, the old locals nicknamed The Green Cockatoo ,hence the confusion .Regards Tom.

Comment by: nephro on 10th May 2014 at 09:50

When I was a little lad I used to go to a house in that street to buy bloodworms to go fishing with, plus feed my tropical fish with.

There was no club then.

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