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#828918 - 2nd Oct 2013 11:05am Club Licences 1964 - 1975 + odd queries
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1 32nd Club Park Road West 1953 - 1963 Anne Caine
1 The Oasis Club Park Road West 1964 - 1975AnneCaine Think may have been same club



2 Tranmere Rovers Social Club Borough Road 1964 - 1965

2 Tranmere Rovers Social Club 1953 - 1963
2 Tranmere Rovers Vice Pres Prenton Park
Think the 1953 - 1963 may have been in Prenton Road

West and the Borough Road a new club built behind the

stand at the opposite end.I don't know if this is

still going



3 Ruperts Club Argyle Street - Geoffrey Turner
Never been not sure where it was

3 Argonaut Club Grange Road West 1964 - 1975 -

Geoffrey Turner
3 The Compass Café Grange Road West 1964 - 1975

Geoffrey Turner
May have become the Cavenish (Don't know if

the Argonaut and Compass cafe were the same building)


4 Cabin Restaurant Hamilton Street 1964 - 1975
George Jones
4 Starboard Light Club Hamilton Street 1953 - 1963

George Jones
Not sure where these were or whether the same

building(don't recall a cabin restaurant)


5 Charing Cross Social Club Atherton Street 1953 - 1963

5 Astor Tombola Club Claughton Road
5 Essoldo Bingo Club Claughton Road
5 Mecca Social Club Borough Road 1964 - 1965
5 Plaza Theatre Borough Road 1964 - 1965
Never played bingo but went to Charing Cross Social

Club a few times


6 Hamilton Club Birkenhead Market Vlts 1964 - 1975

6 Hamilton Club Conway Street
Never went there.Was a new club building built along

side the remains of the old market when it burnt

down presume the club originally under the market)



7 Holy Cross Centre & Club Hoylake Road
Where was it?


7 Birkenhead Masonic Hall Oliver Street
Possibly it's licence covered the Craftsman Club?


8 St Peters Social Centre Ford Estate
Where was it? possibly became the Beechwood Social

club

11 Zodiac Club Duke Street 1964 - 1975 Club Licences
11 Corner Club Duke Street 1964 - 1975 Club Licences
Other names for
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12 Red Ensign Club Bridge Street 1953 - 1963
12 Q Club Albion Street
the same club or different ones?

13 Apostleship of the Sea Park Road South 1963 - 1975

Seamens Canteen
Don't know where it was?

15 Wellington Club Hillside Road
Went a couple of times to see the Hillsiders group (via the monkey steps and always thought of it as the Hillside Club

16 Bowler Hat Club Talbot Road
Always thought of it as a posh hotel

17 Saddle Club

18 T.J. Hughes Ltd Grange Road 1964 - 1975
Were they amongst the first to sell drinks off the
shelf or was it bought as part of a meal?


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#829124 - 2nd Oct 2013 11:36pm Re: Club Licences 1964 - 1975 + odd queries [Re: derekdwc]
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No 7 Holy Cross club, was behind the shops on Hoylake Road and the entrance was on the left hand side of Challis Street.

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#829128 - 3rd Oct 2013 1:03am Re: Club Licences 1964 - 1975 + odd queries [Re: derekdwc]
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Ruperts Club was at the junction of Argyle Street and Marion Street and opened some time in the late 60s-early 70s.

Before that, the building (marked by red dot) belonged to the WRVS and was where the needy were given secondhand clothing. Before that, I think it was an employment exchange. Today, it is some sort of office accommodation.


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#830816 - 11th Oct 2013 12:33pm Re: Club Licences 1964 - 1975 + odd queries [Re: yoller]
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Originally Posted By: yoller
Ruperts Club was at the junction of Argyle Street and Marion Street and opened some time in the late 60s-early 70s.

Before that, the building (marked by red dot) belonged to the WRVS and was where the needy were given secondhand clothing. Before that, I think it was an employment exchange. Today, it is some sort of office accommodation.


Was this the building?,if so how much of it was a club and which was the entrance


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#830833 - 11th Oct 2013 1:24pm Re: Club Licences 1964 - 1975 + odd queries [Re: derekdwc]
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In yellow on 1950's map


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#830843 - 11th Oct 2013 2:21pm Re: Club Licences 1964 - 1975 + odd queries [Re: derekdwc]
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Could this be the Seamen's canteen prior to applying for license
http://archive.catholicherald.co.uk/article/21st-august-1942/5/open-birkenhead-seamens-centre

anyone know where it was in Watson St?



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#830847 - 11th Oct 2013 2:39pm Re: Club Licences 1964 - 1975 + odd queries [Re: derekdwc]
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Possibly Lascars Institute just round the corner from Watson st


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#830848 - 11th Oct 2013 2:47pm Re: Club Licences 1964 - 1975 + odd queries [Re: derekdwc]
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Not sure,That was affectionately known as the Coolies Mission and in the 50s they used to go in the North Western (The Black fellas) for a drink, they used to give me pennies when they came out drunk.


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#830860 - 11th Oct 2013 4:32pm Re: Club Licences 1964 - 1975 + odd queries [Re: derekdwc]
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Originally Posted By: derekdwc
Originally Posted By: yoller
Ruperts Club was at the junction of Argyle Street and Marion Street and opened some time in the late 60s-early 70s.

Before that, the building (marked by red dot) belonged to the WRVS and was where the needy were given secondhand clothing. Before that, I think it was an employment exchange. Today, it is some sort of office accommodation.


Was this the building?,if so how much of it was a club and which was the entrance


That's the building. The entrance was on Argyle Street - that main door on the extreme left, which is still there. I only went there once or twice and can't remember if the whole place was used as a club. But I seem to recall it was quite an 'upmarket' place when it opened - i.e. not just a drinking den.


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#830948 - 11th Oct 2013 9:39pm Re: Club Licences 1964 - 1975 + odd queries [Re: yoller]
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I remember 68 Argyle Street in the late 60s as the Cheshire Book & Toy Co, who sold "wholesale toys, books and stationery". As a child I was always intrigued by what sort of 'treasures' lay inside - exactly what sort of toys and books they sold - because, of course, members of the public weren't allowed inside; I vaguely recall being told later that they dealt in club and office supplies, selling bingo books and toys for use as bingo and raffle prizes, but I don't know how true that is.

The building opened as Ruperts Club in 1973, and lasted until the late 1980s or early 1990s in a variety of guises, starting out as a members' club, then a wine bar and restaurant and finally a night club. The licence was last renewed in 1989, but the club appears to have closed not long afterwards.

The club occupied the whole of the ground floor together with the rear of the first floor, which contained the toilets and offices; the front of the first floor and whole second floor were separate office accommodation accessed via stairs behind the right-hand doorway on Argyle Street. The building remained unoccupied for many years until bought by the present owners in about 2001, when they obtained Planning Permission for a change of use of the whole building to office accommodation.


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#843023 - 11th Dec 2013 7:51pm Re: Club Licences 1964 - 1975 + odd queries [Re: derekdwc]
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Was this the building?,if so how much of it was a club and which was the entrance



The entrance was at the side of the building , the bottom picture shows the entrance which was between the window marked M W and M W and the first arch to the left of that window , i went a couple of timees and from what i can remember (due to alchohol ) the pay booth was directly in front as you walked in and the club its self was downstairs in the basement area



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#843669 - 14th Dec 2013 5:04pm Re: Club Licences 1964 - 1975 + odd queries [Re: derekdwc]
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The Apostleship Of The Sea was located opposite Merton Place, on Park Road South, the building may still be there


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#843678 - 14th Dec 2013 5:22pm Re: Club Licences 1964 - 1975 + odd queries [Re: derekdwc]
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I am wondering if the photo linked below is the spot where the Hamilton Restaurant was located

[img:center]http://suxorz.com/image/Bjs[/img]

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#843688 - 14th Dec 2013 5:52pm Re: Club Licences 1964 - 1975 + odd queries [Re: Erainn]
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oooops I mean 'The Cabin Restaurant' smile

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#843700 - 14th Dec 2013 6:28pm Re: Club Licences 1964 - 1975 + odd queries [Re: Erainn]
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Could it have been The Past time restaurant we used to go there There was a guy playing guitar.It was quite the place to go .Good food great service.We were courting in 1974 and used to go to the Capital on Argyle street too Their was a big chinese guy there called George used to mix a mean Pimms.There was a Hamilton club but that was somewhere near the old market.


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