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old wallion

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Re: Glengormley
« Reply #285 on: August 12, 2018, 08:08:16 PM »
I remember Lawrence a nice guy and his brother Johnny His nephew Stephen works with me at the moment. I never liked the Bellevue always the Glen inn for me. The Cabaret was a good night out,some brilliant artists back in the 70s

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Re: Glengormley
« Reply #286 on: August 12, 2018, 08:57:58 PM »
Hi OW. I also used to go in the Bellvue arms and the Glen inn in the sixties and early seventies before I left for Canada. Used to meet my mates in the glen before heading to the Carera ball room on a Saturday in Ballyclare. We used to go to the Glen some nights to watch a band that played upstairs, I went to a football game one Saturday at seaview and low and behold,there was the band members selling hotdogs in the stands. Canít remember there names.

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« Reply #287 on: August 12, 2018, 09:11:09 PM »

Hi Tommo

Noel Brown and the Spenders were the resident band then, Jimmy the lead guitarist lived local so he may have sold the burgers at Seaview.
I still see him around after all these years. A great guy. Regards OW

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Re: Glengormley
« Reply #288 on: August 12, 2018, 09:23:49 PM »
Thatís correct, now I remember the name. I remember Noel giving a guy a bad time one night for sitting and reading a paper while he was singing . I remember the bar down stairs on a Saturday afternoon was a pain to have a quite pint ,empty one minute,pact the next when a horse race was on, then empty again when everyone went back to the bookies next door.

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« Reply #289 on: August 21, 2018, 09:01:18 PM »

CMcG

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Re: Glengormley
« Reply #290 on: April 14, 2019, 10:12:54 AM »
What was the name of the bar in the 1980s heading out from the centre of Glengormley on the Antrim Road towards Sandyknowes roundabout? 

This bar would have been on the left hand side, I remember it had a large glass case against the wall inside, containing sporting paraphernalia (eg. someone's boxing gloves, photographs, that sort of thing). Any ideas on its name and exactly where it stood and its previous names or what it was before?


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Re: Glengormley
« Reply #291 on: April 14, 2019, 11:29:38 AM »
CMcG, not very exciting, I know, but I think it was called The Village Inn.

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Re: Glengormley
« Reply #292 on: April 14, 2019, 01:17:54 PM »
Thanks City Hall, do you remember the approximate location, would it have been in the vicinity of where the KFC is today?


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« Reply #293 on: April 15, 2019, 10:08:29 AM »
Yeah CMcG, that's exactly where it was.

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Re: Glengormley
« Reply #294 on: April 15, 2019, 10:49:57 AM »

Yeah CMcG, that's exactly where it was.


Perfect, thank you.


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Re: Glengormley
« Reply #295 on: April 16, 2019, 09:54:25 AM »

CMcG

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« Reply #296 on: April 16, 2019, 10:21:34 AM »
Ah brilliant, so I was slightly too far out with KFC, the site of the Village Inn was actually the block of buildings running from the Indian Ocean Restaurant and BUPA Dental Care Surgery to the iPhoneBits shop, they all share the same address as the one stated on the leaflet for the Village Inn (350 Antrim Road), whereas the Winemark next to the iPhoneBits shop is no. 352 Antrim Road: 

https://www.google.com/maps/place/350+Antrim+Rd,+Glengormley,+Newtownabbey+BT36+5EQ/@54.6727918,-5.9609527,3a,75y,228.46h,101.22t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sty1B7yQq05-Ry4PduiPwxw!2e0!7i16384!8i8192!4m5!3m4!1s0x4861a7b77140dcc1:0xb355d8cec0060252!8m2!3d54.6726!4d-5.9611938

And a google satellite view of what's there today matches the little map on the leaflet, showing the site backing onto Harmin Parade.

Thank you for this.


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Re: Glengormley
« Reply #297 on: April 16, 2019, 12:17:08 PM »
The property still has a liquor licence, it's now called Fluid-Laurie's.

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Re: Glengormley
« Reply #298 on: April 16, 2019, 04:39:06 PM »

The property still has a liquor licence, it's now called Fluid-Laurie's.

Ah, the all important licence.  :)