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The Gala ballroom, DuBarry's the Big Clock
« on: October 02, 2009, 04:40:29 PM »
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Re: The Gala ballroom, DuBarry's the Big Clock
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2009, 01:59:20 PM »
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Re: The Gala ballroom, DuBarry's the Big Clock
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2009, 02:28:12 PM »
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While I was reading this post the screen was showing an advert for Dubarrys of Wexford,coincidence or what?  ???

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Re: The Gala ballroom, DuBarry's the Big Clock
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2009, 04:22:40 PM »
While I was reading this post the screen was showing an advert for Dubarrys of Wexford,coincidence or what?  ???

Oh aye as if you don't know were DuBarrys was or where it was  :-*
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Re: The Gala ballroom, DuBarry's the Big Clock
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2010, 09:23:01 AM »
I know this is an old thread I found it via the search.  ....My dad worked in the Gala Ballroom for many years
 
Does the name Jack Carr ring any bells ?

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Re: The Gala ballroom, DuBarry's the Big Clock
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2010, 11:20:24 AM »
Yes!! Jack Carr was the DJ in Rumpoles for a while, and if I'm not mistaken, he used to run the 69 club down in Anne St! He is/was a lovely gentleman, and never had any shortage of lovely girls on his arm.
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Re: The Gala ballroom, DuBarry's the Big Clock
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2010, 11:45:43 AM »
I worked near Du Barry's and I used to go to the 69 club when I was [censored]. Somebody once described it to me as   (like being at the zoo)  not my words, but I often wondered where the 69 got it's name. I don't think it was 69 Ann Street.  I'm not sure what the position is regarding the name ;)
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Re: The Gala ballroom, DuBarry's the Big Clock
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2010, 12:50:20 PM »
I know this is an old thread I found it via the search.  ....My dad worked in the Gala Ballroom for many years
 
Does the name Jack Carr ring any bells ?
  JACK WAS A GENTLEMAN. HE TAUGHT BALLROOM DANCING. HIS DANCING PARTNER WAS MAY? WAS HE A FAMILY FRIEND? :smile:

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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2010, 04:17:23 PM »
Jack Carr was my dad he ran the Gala for many years after John Dosser went to England to run a pub
 
Jack worked in lots of places including Rumpoles. Chimney Corner, Celebrity Club, Feista, Boom Boom Rooms and many others I know nothing of.
He also taught ballroom dancing throughtout his time including many years at Rupert Stanley college
 
The Guinness book of world records interviewed him to see if he could be the wrolds oldest DJ. ..(he hated that term)
We was still working at the Chimney Corner in his 80s
 
Sadly he died last September aged 88 after long illness

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Re: The Gala ballroom, DuBarry's the Big Clock
« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2010, 04:22:11 PM »
Looks like he had a great life Cargo.
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Re: The Gala ballroom, DuBarry's the Big Clock
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2010, 04:23:26 PM »
Cargo, my condolences to you on your Dads death, he was a true gentleman, and always had a twinkle in his eye. I hadn't seen him since I had a coffee with him in Rumpoles one sunny day years ago, but I shall mourn his passing nontheless
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Re: The Gala ballroom, DuBarry's the Big Clock
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2010, 09:58:49 PM »
I worked near Du Barry's and I used to go to the 69 club when I was [censored]. Somebody once described it to me as   (like being at the zoo)  not my words, but I often wondered where the 69 got it's name. I don't think it was 69 Ann Street.  I'm not sure what the position is regarding the name ;)
I was only ever in the 69 club once, there seemed to be a lot of ladies of the night present. I remember thinking they must all meet there after their nights business was over. I'm not to sure where the 69 exactly was, I was thinking it must be above where JJB Sports or Superdrug is now.

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Re: The Gala ballroom, DuBarry's the Big Clock
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2010, 10:06:36 PM »
There were a lot of prostitutes who went there. I knew them all, I served them in the bar. Vast majority of them fantastic people, but there were many other types of people who enjoyed the place also. Girls from the Copper Gridle cafe and other cafes. Great place to find a partner for a game of hide the sausage afterwards.
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Re: The Gala ballroom, DuBarry's the Big Clock
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2010, 11:49:39 AM »
Yes, I lived in Nile St, off York St, and when I was young we used to stop the foreign seamen who were passing by. If they did'nt speak english then we would gesture to them and take them along to DuBarry's - as long as they gave us cigarettes first !
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Re: The Gala ballroom, DuBarry's the Big Clock
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2020, 12:55:57 AM »
hi Cargo, my mum knew jack and John