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mickw
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16 of 25  Wed 12th Aug 2015 4:59pm  
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Norman Conquest
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17 of 25  Wed 12th Aug 2015 8:01pm  
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Thanks for replies but its not the Antelope motorcyclist that I was referring to in my original post. Rather the big hairy type of biker that have an undeserved bad reputation.
Just old and knackered

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18 of 25  Wed 12th Aug 2015 9:11pm  
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dutchman
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19 of 25  Thu 13th Aug 2015 4:26am  
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I think the "Old Dyers" (to give it its correct name) is the only biker-friendly venue left in Spon End, with the recent passing of the Shakespeare Inn? *There was once another "Dyers Arms" mid-way along Spon Street.
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Norman Conquest
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20 of 25  Thu 13th Aug 2015 11:30am  
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Thanks for replies... Got the word yesterday evening that the council have given permission for a mini Bull Dog Bash in Butts Park but still not sure of a date.
Just old and knackered

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w-aussie
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21 of 25  Mon 14th Nov 2016 12:53pm  
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On 14th Nov 2012 2:53pm, dutchman said: When they were based in Whitefriars Lane the nearby Mermaid Inn in Gosford Street was their unofficial 'watering hole'.
I was a "firey" on the first response to the fire that nearly took out the Mermaid. I seem to remember the Antelope Club being @ the rear of the old Gaumont cinema, or have the (many) beers dulled my memories? w-aussie
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Greg
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22 of 25  Mon 14th Nov 2016 8:27pm  
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I have some old slides of scrambling at Hawkesbury and just wondered whether the meetings were organised by the Antelope Club? The slides would date from the 50`s.
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dutchman
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23 of 25  Mon 14th Nov 2016 10:42pm  
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On 14th Nov 2016 12:53pm, w-aussie said: I was a "firey" on the first response to the fire that nearly took out the Mermaid.
The Mermaid was never in danger, you may be thinking of the Peacock which survived by some miracle?
On 14th Nov 2016 12:53pm, w-aussie said: I seem to remember the Antelope Club being @ the rear of the old Gaumont cinema, or have the (many) beers dulled my memories?
Some distance behind the Gaumont as you can see on this map:
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RLCherrington
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24 of 25  Sun 11th Jun 2017 3:05pm  
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Good afternoon Historic Forum members! Did any of you go to the Antelope Club in the Butts? Would be pleased to hear from you. Best wishes, Ruth Cool
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Wearethemods
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25 of 25  Sun 11th Jun 2017 5:12pm  
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Hi Ruth, yes, probably not long after it opened, late 60's. I was the only mod/skinhead that the usual members (more of the longhaired type) let in! I remember some of the discos. Living locally was another reason and I occasionally frequented the Tam 'o' Shanter Club next door (usually to use the phone) or the re-located West End Club around the corner. Thumbs up
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