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Bournemouth in the 70's

Bournemouth in the 70's

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1. Re: Bournemouth in the 70's

Do you mean The Pavillion Theatre ?

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2. Re: Bournemouth in the 70's

Hi,

think it may have been the Pavillion Theatre. The Winter Gardens also rings a bell....

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3. Re: Bournemouth in the 70's

The Pavillion is still there but the Winter Gardens has gone

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4. Re: Bournemouth in the 70's

I remember The Pooh Shop well i used to go there every year and have one of the toys. loved it.

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5. Re: Bournemouth in the 70's

Hi Ann,

What toy do you have? I had some funny insect magnets up until a few years ago. I loved it in there. Also have great memories of going to the cinemas in Bournemouth.

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6. Re: Bournemouth in the 70's

Hello, i had a brown and white striped snake and a lion which i called Leo. we also used to try and win a teddy from the stall in the gardens. I also remeber the amusememts on the sea front called Happy land and going the ice shows

and the aqua show in the swimming baths. we also used to go to all the summer shows there as well.

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7. Re: Bournemouth in the 70's

Does anyone remember the clubs in Bournemouth in the 70s? Adrianos, Le Kilt, Hell etc.. and the number of coffee shops? Shapes hairdressers? Bealesons. Was a great place... there from 71 til 73, but went back regularly. Does anyone remember Kirsty, Lars, Jaqui, Bridget, Ann? We lived at the Triangle..

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8. Re: Bournemouth in the 70's

I remember them,

Le Kilt in the square,Strangely enough i still have my membership card dated june 1970, There was also Samanthas psycodelic discoteque on Poole hill near the triangle ,Then my favorite The Calypso in Old Christchurch road,

Also a number of coffe bars ,Forget the names ,and of course the Wheelhouse club off old christchurch road.

I think Samanathas had to change its name during the early 70.s, But all the same it was on 45 Poole hill,

I even remember how this place started as a live club called the 45 club way back in 1963.

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9. Re: Bournemouth in the 70's

I lived in Bournemouth in the mid 70s.

I went to the swimming pool by the pier which was knocked down and the IMAX is in it's place. I learned to ice skate at the ice rink on Westover Road.

The cinemas were the ABC and Gaumont (now Odeon). We queued for ages to see Jaws and Earthquake.

I used to love browsing in a record shop at the Triangle, I think it was called 'Harlequin Records'. Woolies was where Boots is now in the Square. You could drive around the Square before they pedestrianised it in the early 90s. There was a boutique called 'Four Seasons' where Borders was. Where the Weatherspoons - Moon in the Square is now, was an ice cream parlour called 'Fortes'

Westover Road had some very upmarket shops but many have closed over the years. I remember the Premier was called the 'Palace Court Hotel' and had a lovely Italian restaurant in it.

I was a too young for clubbing but there were clubs in Boscombe and around Glen Fern Road.

The Winter Gardens was the theatre and attracted the big names you get at the BIC.

Boscombe Pier used to house an amusement arcade but it was demolished and the rest of the pier was revamped for the reef area.

The 'Happyland amusement arcade' by Bournemouth Pier was fully open upstairs and was huge.

The Royal Bath had a Casino.

The Shell House in Southbourne was sadly demolished and now there are flats in it's place:(

They rebuilt Bournemouth Pier in the late 70s.

Looking at some old photos there was a white building near the Pavilion on the flyover that was knocked down to make more parking.

There was a Safeway next to Habitat.

There was another arcade of shops now filled in by Top Shop on Old Christchurch Road.

They knocked down the 60s grey concrete building housing the Portman Building Society (now the Nationwide) and rebuilt it. Behind it is a new block of flats with amazing views.

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10. Re: Bournemouth in the 70's

Does anyone remember where Fortes Restaurant was in the 60's / 70's?

Was it on Exeter Road or on Westover Road ?

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