Author Topic: Name of Hotel at the bottom of New Street 1980s (Atari Computer Launch)  (Read 2361 times)

Phil

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Re: Name of Hotel at the bottom of New Street 1980s (Atari Computer Launch)
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2014, 09:06:44 PM »
Gary

This photo shows that end of New Street around about the 80's. As you can see the only hotel in sight is the then called Central Hotel that is now the Britannia.
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Bazza P

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I have no idea how old this post is, but I've only just found the website. The hotel in New Street was indeed the Magnum and I opened it as the first sales manager.. along with friend and colleague Steve Chapman as General Manager (sadly no longer with us) in 1973/4. It was actually opposite the Tavern in the Town.. and I remember only too well the bombings of this and The Mulberry Bush. The Magnum became the Centre Hotel. Entrance in alley, stainless steel stairway and big glass chandeliers. Up stairs to coffee shop and 2 restaurants on top floor with great views... the Sur le  Toit French and upmarket and the Flaming Ox steak style and cowhide seating. I have many memories and stories from those day. Went on to Sales Manager at Holiday Inn ATV Centre when Magnum went into administration in late 74.

gary_m_walton

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Hi Bazza P and thank you for your comment. I don't suppose you recall the Atari 8-bit computer launch there, do you? It was a Maplin's roadshow as I recall and I've been trying to date it for some time, now. If you have any info, that would be great. Otherwise, appreciate the post and clarification.


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Bazza P

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Sorry Gary. Really can't remember an Atari launch. But the Magnum only existed by that name for a couple of years. Without looking up exact dates... from mid 72/early 73 to Late 74. Conversion from Marshall and Snelgrove. Lots of purples and dark wood.
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MALKIN

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I believe the Hotel was called " THE QUEENS  HOTEL ''

MALKIN

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Re the launch date it was September 11th 1977