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arder lavery

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WERE YOU A PLAZA HOPPER
« on: May 14, 2010, 12:20:23 PM »
THE NAME SOUNDS CRUDE, BUT EVERYBODY I MET IN THE PLAZA WERE CLASS GIRLS. I THINK THE ONES WHO NEVER WENT THERE, MADE THIS NAME UP.
I EVEN MET MY WIFE THERE, WE WERE BOTH 16 AND WE ARE STILL TOGETHER.
APART FROM THE DANCE, SOME PEOPLE MIGHT REMEMBER EDMIN HEATH, THE HYPNOTIST, I GOT UP ON STAGE EVERY TIME HE APPEARED AND THE NIGHTS WERE ALWAYS CLASS, HE EVEN STOPPED ME FROM SMOKING, ( ALTHOUGH I NEVER SMOKED ANYWAY) BUT HE MEANT WELL.
IT WAS A BIG PART OF MY LIFE AND I WOULDN'T CHANGE A THING.
SO IF  LIKE ME, YOU WENT TO THE PLAZA, THEN ALL THE OTHERS DONT KNOW WHAT THEY MISSED.
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  PROUD PLAZA HOPPER 
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McCusker

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Re: WERE YOU A PLAZA HOPPER
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2010, 07:59:44 PM »
A USA ship was in Belfast For the frst time I sa a fight between girls and women
Bouncers were helpless
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A super place though
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Re: WERE YOU A PLAZA HOPPER
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2010, 11:26:12 PM »
Yes arder - I was a Plaza Hopper too. It was a fantastic place. The decor - lighting - the mirror ball - revolving stage - everything about it was first class. Like you say, anyone who didn't go to it don't know what they were missing. And it was always a nice crowd who frequented it.  I don't ever remember any fighting in it either. Happy days.  ;)

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Re: WERE YOU A PLAZA HOPPER
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2010, 11:33:05 PM »
\hi Arder I was a plaza hopper, used to go lunch time,  also Tues and Frid loved the place
you could spend hours if you wanted in the Ladies Room it was so beautiful, had many a great dance there,, also went to The Painters and the hut,
gone are the good old days huh?
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Re: WERE YOU A PLAZA HOPPER
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2010, 04:17:51 PM »
Proud to say I was a dedicated Plaza Hopper. Both day and night. Always hung out at the side of the stage. Great jivers and memories to
last me a lifetime. :smile:
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Re: WERE YOU A PLAZA HOPPER
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2010, 03:03:06 AM »
Does anybody remember the name of the girl who used to sing like Brenda Lee. I went to the Plaza in the late 50's. I used to go on a Thursday night, and Saturday at lunch-time, under age kids were allowed in. i brought my 11 year old brother to see Ray Ellington

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Re: WERE YOU A PLAZA HOPPER
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2010, 12:00:40 AM »
wednesday afternoon was the best day as all the shop girls used to get a half day off then

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Re: WERE YOU A PLAZA HOPPER
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2010, 05:06:17 PM »
yes i was a plaza hopper too! but only on wednesdays. me and my friends had early closing. we worked in C+A, and looked forward to going round there. so if catherine mc kenna reads this drop me a line! pootsie

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Re: WERE YOU A PLAZA HOPPER
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2010, 05:08:45 PM »
Anne welcome to the forum.  I remember a few friends who also worked in C&As.  Can only remember one name Kathleen O'Connor.

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Re: WERE YOU A PLAZA HOPPER
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2010, 05:29:57 PM »
im going back around1966-1969. when i worked in c+a. there was anne goodall, catherine mc kenna, phyllis corr, ruth hunter etc. we all worked in the coat department. i married in 1967 and left in 1969. they were great days! theres nothing in belfast now! :angry2:

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Re: WERE YOU A PLAZA HOPPER
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2010, 07:18:16 PM »
Yes that is around the same time I am talking about.  The other girl was called Ann I think and had blonde hair, she was from Andersonstown.

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Re: WERE YOU A PLAZA HOPPER
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2010, 07:35:25 PM »
Anyone remember a woman called Chrissie Quinn who worked in the C&A ?
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Re: WERE YOU A PLAZA HOPPER
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2010, 07:37:15 PM »
Sorry Tera
 
Doesn't ring any bells.

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Re: WERE YOU A PLAZA HOPPER
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2010, 07:51:16 PM »
Sorry Tera
 
Doesn't ring any bells.

Suppose you are waiting for somebody called Quasimodo  :scratch_ones_head: ::)
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Re: WERE YOU A PLAZA HOPPER
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2010, 07:56:29 PM »
Bam, if nobody would dance with Bernie she would take the hump...i.e., dance with Quasimodo :swoon:   p.s. I was not allowd to go to thwe Plaza....too many roughs and millies ;) :D