Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 3rd May, 2014)
Working Mens Club
Photo: Thomas Walsh (Canon PowerShot A1200)
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.
historical club wiped out for a Mc,Donalds ,words fail me.
A brightly lit modern McDonald's will improve the look of that area.
No wonder were all getting fat.
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
The concept of the workingmen's club seems to have had its day, very few survive now.
You can't beat going to the local chippy for "English" Fish and Chips... much better food than McDonalds and the likes.
how about non-working mens clubs
Sorry McD's are going there. The old club's been closed a good while - been in there a few times, it was ok.
Colin, how many real "English" chippies still survive?
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.
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 .
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.
Going off topic, has nobody got photos for the Album this week?
Well I go to the toilet before going to the chippy, mick talks s... like McDonalds food. chippy for me.
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.
Mick..'their' wives. Not 'there'
Thank you Tom, so I wasn't always in a drunken stupor back in those days
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.
Mick, who picks up the litter apart from the rats.
I'm right with you Joe.... words fail me !
The litter should go into there litter bins, maybe there are some rats who wont do that though mainly because of there upbringing
Helen; my thoughts exactly!
Thomas, was it not 'The Green Cockeral'?
Roy . It was The Green Rooster, the old locals nicknamed The Green Cockatoo ,hence the confusion .Regards Tom.
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.