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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Tea View Post
    There's a good chippie on Grove Road that can be visited en route there or back, which is an added bonus.
    The Britannia is a fine chippy.

    Your write-up of the Bow Bells is a little generous, though i did enjoy the pub quiz when i lived nearby. One round each for music, film, sport and general knowledge. That's my kinda pub quiz right there. We did well out of that, except the time my mate's pissed twat Aussie mate dropped the crate of Becks and smashed half of them and didn't help the landlord sweep it up.

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    Ah yeah (@ Mr Tea), I know those ones. And "half decent" is a perfectly good description. I was being a bit sniffy before.

    The Victoria on Globe Rd (I think) has been done up and is now trendy indie. I think - I haven't been in. It has a dress code pinned up outside which can basically be translated as "No one from the estate. Thanks".

    @ Idle Rich: That is indeed the Palm tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdleRich View Post
    Which is the Palm Tree? Is that the little one by the canal that has music on in the evenings on a weekend and grass where you can sit outside on a sunny day?
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    And since we're swapping info, what's the Rio on KHS like? Better than Rich Mix? Last time I wsa in there the air con was louder than the film. Time before that thyey waited half an hour while all the latecomers took their seats, like it was a fecking plane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack View Post
    The Britannia is a fine chippy.

    Your write-up of the Bow Bells is a little generous
    Maybe, I've only been there a couple of times. Which is probably quite telling as I only live a few minutes away. I guess I don't live in an overly 'pubby' household, and when we can be arsed to go for a drink together it's an 'occasion' so we toddle off the Tree.
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    "And since we're swapping info, what's the Rio on KHS like? Better than Rich Mix? Last time I wsa in there the air con was louder than the film. Time before that thyey waited half an hour while all the latecomers took their seats, like it was a fecking plane."
    Never had any problems at Rio - but never had any at Rich Mix either, in fact I thought it was nice of them to wait for us before they started the film. Anyway, such an amazing building it deserves our support I think



    edit: why can't I see that picture? Can anyone see that picture? Mr Tea, you have eyes, can you see it?
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    The image is working fine for me. It's of the outside of the cinema during the great snow-storm of January 1957, right after they'd painted the whole thing completely white, right?

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    i invented the palm tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack View Post
    And since we're swapping info, what's the Rio on KHS like?
    great, but was better in the old days ha ha.

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    "The Bow Bells is actually not too bad"
    Why the hell is it called The Bow Bells though? I thought that the Bow Bells you had to be born within the sound of to be a cockney was on Cheapside not in Bow. Did the person who named the pub just get it wrong or do they know something that I don't?

    "The image is working fine for me. It's of the outside of the cinema during the great snow-storm of January 1957, right after they'd painted the whole thing completely white, right?"
    Yeah, it was the cinema, cheers. Anyone ever been to the cinema further to the north that's closed now? What was that like and when did it close? Went to a party last week that was supposed to be in there but it moved to another venue unfortunately.
    This is the place I'm on about (no more fancy links from me)

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/6/828...995b54.jpg?v=0

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdleRich View Post
    Why the hell is it called The Bow Bells though? I thought that the Bow Bells you had to be born within the sound of to be a cockney was on Cheapside not in Bow. Did the person who named the pub just get it wrong or do they know something that I don't?


    Yeah, it was the cinema, cheers. Anyone ever been to the cinema further to the north that's closed now? What was that like and when did it close? Went to a party last week that was supposed to be in there but it moved to another venue unfortunately.
    This is the place I'm on about (no more fancy links from me)

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/6/828...995b54.jpg?v=0
    That one's been closed for years and years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdleRich View Post
    Why the hell is it called The Bow Bells though? I thought that the Bow Bells you had to be born within the sound of to be a cockney was on Cheapside not in Bow. Did the person who named the pub just get it wrong or do they know something that I don't?
    Yeah - they know that most people don't know that and it just works as a name anyway. Plus there's a church a few yards away (not just any old church either, but the one with the Gladstone statue in front).

    http://www.unionhistory.info/matchwo...tchworkers.php

    Then there was the story of the Gladstone Statue. Annie Besant said the girls had told her that the Director, Theodore Bryant, a prominent liberal, had deducted a shilling from their wages as a contribution to the erection of a statue to the Liberal Prime Minister on Bow Road, near the factory, by the ancient church. Some of the workers had revolted:

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    "Yeah - they know that most people don't know that and it just works as a name anyway."
    Wonder how long it's been called that - either way there is a saying along the lines of "nobody ever got poor underestimating the intelligence of the general public" which seems fairly apt here.

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    What about the Hackney Gazette news stands?
    for me that is an outstanding feature of Dalston life,

    i've never seen such LURID and GRISLY headlines, truly whoever comes up with them has a real unique talent







    prolly deserves their own thread if not a whole blog, anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sufi View Post
    What about the Hackney Gazette news stands?
    for me that is an outstanding feature of Dalston life,

    i've never seen such LURID and GRISLY headlines, truly whoever comes up with them has a real unique talent







    prolly deserves their own thread if not a whole blog, anyone?
    The first one sounds like one of Idlerich or Craner's favourite movies.

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