Author Topic: Clubs of the 60's and 70's  (Read 166699 times)

Scipio

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #748 on: September 05, 2018, 08:19:03 PM »
Peg,
Don't be to hard on yourself. The women I am with now it is like dancing with a lump wood.      :(        ;)



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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #749 on: September 05, 2018, 10:23:53 PM »

Fred is it woman or women ?
Very careful Fred you don't dig yourself into a hole!
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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #750 on: September 05, 2018, 10:51:12 PM »
Fond memories of the past 21. La Reserve (Sutton Park). On paper this Theatre Restaurant (Like the Cresta in Solihull but not so grand) should have been, and continue to be, a raging success: Stunning location (accessed via the Park's Boldmere Gate and resting on the banks of the giant Powell's Pool with stunning views thereof) middle of an affluent area (wall to wall Sutton Coldfield well-heeled sorts) and offering a unique style of entertainment (meal and a variety show, probably the only one outside the city for counties, excepting The Cresta) but use it or lose it pressures prevailed.
My efforts to fill out this post with some dates have proved fruitless, my last visit (my best guess) was with my wife and her parents on a weekday late 70s, the place was barely a quarterful and I think it had been running on empty (in the week anyway) for sometime, weekends may have been different.
The venue gave way to progress and was purchased by one of the well known restaurant chains (may have been Harvester - but don't quote me) It's still operating as a Miller and Carter Steakhouse.
Peg.

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #751 on: September 05, 2018, 11:26:52 PM »
WOT A LEMON?! That's wot you'll be thinking at the end of this tale - I suppose it was 1968 when I was introduced to a good looking brunette from Burntwood (near Brownhills) by a mutual friend. I felt great with her on my arm - envy of all my mates. Anyway I'd got an old Ford 100e van in those days (bit of a lottery if the brakes worked or not) and I hadn't known her long when my van was out of action so I invited her to stay the weekend at my parents' flat on the Lyndhurst Estate, Erdington arangements were made and I must have waited an hour at the station - no show. Communication was difficult then no mobile phones, hardly anybody had their own phone my parents didn't and neither did her's but she had a friendly neighbour who took messages.
We eventually get to speak, I'd only gone and told her the wrong station!!! Told Her Sutton Coldfield instead of Chester Road.
We did meet up, she was very good about the whole thing, that Saturday was cut a bit short so we stayed local that evening - Mothers, Erdington High St which was about 20mins walk from my parents' flat.
Peg.
P.S. I know what you are thinking why didn't he give her his address? - Do you know wot? I still ponder on that question today.
P.P.S. If Mrs Peg Monkey gets to read this I'm dead - the young lady wasn't Mrs Peg Monkey.

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Re: Clubs of the 60's and 70's
« Reply #752 on: September 06, 2018, 11:28:33 AM »
Peg,
I do say to women I dance with in front of my woman......well spotted.   ;)    She is like dancing with a lump of wood. Mine you I could do with some refresher lessons.
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