Orlando Cafe..I think

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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby WeeGee » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:23 pm

tinbasher wrote:Oh no you've killed my romantic memory deid! Wrang Cafe Ah hope ah married the right girlfriend 8O

Your'e right the University Cafe is Byers Road and has a chippy next door the Kings is Elmbank Street. The cat still did tricks though :)

Fantasy????

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I really need to ask my nana about the cat who did tricks at the weekend! Will let you know if she remembers it! :wink:
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby sunnysider » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:14 pm

The Kings cafe is/was just along from the Rimini cafe which was on the corner opposite the King's Theatre.

You went downstairs to get in, and it was run by a very nice guy called Peter in the mid-late 70s. Onyb'dy remember it?
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby tinbasher » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:38 pm

Yes for University read Kings in all my posts (Except the correction obviously!).

I see it's still there at least on Google Street View.

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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:56 am

tinbasher wrote:Yes for University read Kings in all my posts (Except the correction obviously!).

I see it's still there at least on Google Street View.

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It is still there. It does a roaring take away trade at lunchtime. You used to get a pizza slice and chips for £2;00 or something.
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby WeeGee » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:03 pm

Hi there! I asked my nana about the cat who did tricks in the orlando cafe...she doesnt remember it!! :( She did say she thought that the seats inside were taken from an old church in the area? :?
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby The Egg Man » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:19 pm

That might make sense. Wasn't the petrol station across the road built on the site of a church destroyed by a WWII incendiary bomb?
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby WeeGee » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:32 pm

The Egg Man wrote:That might make sense. Wasn't the petrol station across the road built on the site of a church destroyed by a WWII incendiary bomb?

I think you may be right! :D I'm sure someone out there on the HG site will know for definite!!
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby The Egg Man » Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:38 pm

WeeGee wrote:
The Egg Man wrote:That might make sense. Wasn't the petrol station across the road built on the site of a church destroyed by a WWII incendiary bomb?

I think you may be right! :D I'm sure someone out there on the HG site will know for definite!!


Looks like this viewtopic.php?f=15&t=2878&start=450 may hold the answer.

"This is St Enoch's Free Church which was on the site now occupied by the BP garage. It was demolished due to wartime bomb damage. The tenement just visable in the left of the picture still exists on Old Dumbarton Road but that doesn't mean that those on the Argyle St side weren't affected by the bombing. It's the only picture I've ever managed to find of the church. Magnificent tower... "

There's a photo on Virtual Mitchell
http://www.mitchelllibrary.org/virtualm ... 7fQ==&pg=2
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Re: Orlando Cafe..I think

Postby WeeGee » Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:38 pm

^^excellent! :D
Will get in touch with my nana see if she has any more info, she lived in that area for years!
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