Saul St Baths/Preston Greyhound Track/Old Farts Reminiscing

outreacher

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The Beachcomber rings a bell but I can’t remember where it was.
The 2 coffee bars I recall were the Schooner at the side of the public hall which I think is now a restaurant, and the Cedarwood in Winkley St, owned by a fella with a Volvo sports (with a glass back tailgate window) car a la The Saint with Roger Moore.

And the big mod meeting place was Vanity Fair records at the corner of Crystal House or The Exchange pub in Fox St.

It was here....Beachcomber – (Fishergate/Glovers Court (above Cleggs shop).

On the corner, opposite Booths.
 

Sid Snot

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In those days there were a lot of independent shops in it, Mothercare being one of the exceptions at the bottom of that picture i think - possibly the Gas Board as well.

None surpassed Zodiac toys though, absolutely loved that shop as a child. Going in there was a real treat when we had a little bit spare.

In 1967 I was a weekend bouncer there.
 

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It was here....Beachcomber – (Fishergate/Glovers Court (above Cleggs shop).

On the corner, opposite Booths.
I remember The Who were billed as playing there. The gig was cancelled at the last minute, supposedly as Pete Townshend had a perforated ear drum.

Had they really been booked, or was it a similar scam to the one where The Small Faces were supposedly on at Leyland Public Hall one New Year's Eve? I was there and they kept coming up with excuses, such as fog on the motorway. That one went to court and the promoters' defence was that they had billed it as 'The Sound of the Small Faces', and they did play their records! Can't remember the outcome🙄
 

outreacher

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It is, wonderful, yet at the same time, truly awful place. some older supporters will remember that "Big plunge," being turned into a dance hall in the winter months.

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I also had the Post Office Christmas party for kids, relatives of postal workers. My uncle worked for Post Office Telephones, putting up the infrastructure. Myself and both my sisters always got an invite and the PO gave you a great present as well.
 

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I also had the Post Office Christmas party for kids, relatives of postal workers. My uncle worked for Post Office Telephones, putting up the infrastructure. Myself and both my sisters always got an invite and the PO gave you a great present as well.
When I used to go, it was held at the North End supporters club. They were great affairs, can’t have cost an awful lot in the overall scheme of things and would have created a lot of goodwill.
 

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When I used to go, it was held at the North End supporters club. They were great affairs, can’t have cost an awful lot in the overall scheme of things and would have created a lot of goodwill.
That shop sold some of our tickets for the Arsenal FA Cup tie.
 
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