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Idon't know if it's called The Cool Room or The Beach

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wasnt there a infamous murder that took place here where the post master was locked in to the building there was no way in or out but some one managed to kill him??


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The Cool Room used to be a Funeral parlour the Basement which is know the cool room is where the bodys where layed out but dont quote me on this.. The building next to it know the Regenville (buffet 88) used to be the post office happy The first time i went to the Regentivill i was overwheled by the Atmosphere of the joint very atmospheric gotta be haunted 100% smile


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There have been quite few different clubs in this stretch of building over the years. One of the best known in the early 60s was the Cubik, where several later famous pop bands played.

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The beach used to be called New Orleans smile


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Originally Posted by SoundLad
The Cool Room used to be a Funeral parlour the Basement which is know the cool room is where the bodys where layed out but dont quote me on this.. The building next to it know the Regenville (buffet 88) used to be the post office happy The first time i went to the Regentivill i was overwheled by the Atmosphere of the joint very atmospheric gotta be haunted 100% smile


That`s right mate and there was a brutal murder committed in there,either postmaster or night man was bludgeoned to death,in the very same building.I have often had arguments with (shall we say the old school)that the post office was in Argyle St and always has been.They did not like being corrected on thier own history by a younger generation.lol.

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Aye smile If anyone whos senseitive and goes to Buffet 88 go up stairs and just pretend to go the toilet or something and then go and stand near the door sometimes its open and the stairs go up and feel how wierd it is.. Its not nice at all..


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The New Orleans (AKA the Beach AKA the Cool Room) used to be called Ma Bakers - (famous for being a grab-a-granny establishment)

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Originally Posted by diggingdeeper
The New Orleans (AKA the Beach AKA the Cool Room) used to be called Ma Bakers - (famous for being a grab-a-granny establishment)


The Beech was seperate from the cool rooms,cool rooms is the night club underneath the beech.You are right,cool rooms was once called Ma Bakers (grab a granny lol)it was also called pink flamingo`s at one time as well.

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You're not wrong there Dava, It was quite grim in there at times. When the upstairs was called New Orleans downstairs was called Basin Street


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You're not wrong there Dava, It was quite grim in there at times. When the upstairs was called New Orleans downstairs was called Basin Street



Ah that`s right,that was the other name I was trying to think off,and it was bloody pitch black.Do you remember at all when they had a burger bar down there,we used to call them blood burgers,cos that`s what used to ooze out of them.EEEEEEEEWWWWWW.

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Don't knock it Dava they used to serve the finest rat in Birkenhead lol


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Originally Posted by scoops
Don't knock it Dava they used to serve the finest rat in Birkenhead lol



raftl Yep,that is true,so that`s what is was that they tied round the bun to keep it together.(it`s tail),but it still was`nt done in the middle.lol.

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it was allso called digbys


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Digby`s,but how far back was that?I can only remember as far back as Ma Bakers and pink flamingos,which ever it was named first,might be the other way round.

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Well befor my time that.At least we can establish it has been a club for at least 40 yrs.

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Originally Posted by jonno40
wasnt there a infamous murder that took place here where the post master was locked in to the building there was no way in or out but some one managed to kill him??


The murder of the watchman happend in the building to the left of the cool room, think its the Buffet place now and its the door on the side were he was kill.

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I'm sure "Mr Digby's" and "Ma Bakers" were around at the same time and so couldn't be at the same place, or this was an upstairs and downstairs jobber?

I thought Ma Bakers turned straight into Pink Flamingo.

Can't find any pictures of Mr Digby's anywhere - they used to get quite a few of the big bands on there, certainly more than Hamiltons.


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I remember new orleans (had my first 'ciggy' haha in there) I also remember Ma bakers and the pink flamingoes but I think it was pink flamingoes,Ma bakers and then new orleans (don't quote me though as I'm 31 so could be wrong...got me thinking now...WOW never knew about the murder at all,when was that??




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I used to go to it when it was New Orleans/Basin street but it was still quite often known as Ma Bakers.

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Originally Posted by SoundLad
The Cool Room used to be a Funeral parlour the Basement which is know the cool room is where the bodys where layed out but dont quote me on this.. The building next to it know the Regenville (buffet 88) used to be the post office happy The first time i went to the Regentivill i was overwheled by the Atmosphere of the joint very atmospheric gotta be haunted 100% smile


If the pic is correct why is the Post Office letters further along over the Cool room and beach


I think the Cool Room used to be cubik and mainly for beatnicks
then it may have been the California before any of the other names

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