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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I suppose it does earn a few extra points by being closer to Devon than many other UK cities Razz


Trouble with Devon (esp Plymouth/west Devon area) is that it's out on a limb, to get anywhere, Bristol has the advantage of being 2h closer to everywhere....except Cornwall Wink I grew up in Devon, but don't ever see myself going back.

Oh, and Bristol airport, that has utterly #@?# transport links too.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
gingerbongo wrote:
I suppose it does earn a few extra points by being closer to Devon than many other UK cities Razz


Trouble with Devon (esp Plymouth/west Devon area) is that it's out on a limb, to get anywhere.


Never cross the Exe, that's madness, stay east of it.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Bristol has got a nice zoo, however you can probably see all that stuff just be looking out of your window except the walrus.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jibberjim wrote:
Jorgan wrote:
gingerbongo wrote:
I suppose it does earn a few extra points by being closer to Devon than many other UK cities Razz


Trouble with Devon (esp Plymouth/west Devon area) is that it's out on a limb, to get anywhere.


Never cross the Exe, that's madness, stay east of it.


There's a few nice spots West, i like the moors and South Hams area, but live in East Devon myself.

I grew up in North Pembs though, so anywhere with a road that has white lines in the middle is pretty well connected to me!!! Very Happy
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I have been to Pembrokshire twice, once in summer, once in winter (Broadhaven & Bluestone). Both times the weather was glorious! So I'd be a good luck charm for Tenby Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pre moving to Oz, I did a lot of socialising in Bristol. My regular hang outs were The Mardyke (pre wine bar days), Roxy's night club and The Granary.

Happy days Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FatPom wrote:
Pre moving to Oz, I did a lot of socialising in Bristol. My regular hang outs were The Mardyke (pre wine bar days), Roxy's night club and The Granary.

Happy days Smile


I've been in or around Bristol for 15 years and I don't know any of those places Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

blindcider wrote:
FatPom wrote:
Pre moving to Oz, I did a lot of socialising in Bristol. My regular hang outs were The Mardyke (pre wine bar days), Roxy's night club and The Granary.

Happy days Smile


I've been in or around Bristol for 15 years and I don't know any of those places Confused


This was in the 80s. The Mardyke used to be very popular with motorbike riders (I think it's a wine bar now) near the SS Great Britain (Hotwells?)

The Granary was a nightclub that played metal and classic rock, near the river on a small street. It's been gentrified now and is apartments but I think they are still called The Granary as I saw them once when on holiday here.

Roxy's was a nightclub, again good for metal but with more of a glam rock vibe. It was upstairs, above an office block or something. Can't remember the street but wasn't far from Broadmead.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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This was in the 80s.


The rest of us were more likely to be watching 'Tucker' & 'Gripper' in Grange Hill back then Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
FatPom wrote:
This was in the 80s.


The rest of us were more likely to be watching 'Tucker' in Grange Hill back then Wink


haha, Polly Page in her younger days!

I was doing some endurance events back then in order to get fitter for moto racing. It was funny at The Mardyke, in sumer we used to sit out on the pavement and pretty much line the street with drink in hand. On one side of the door, all the custom monkeys and 'biker' types would line up (my sister and hey boyfriend among them) and on the other side of the door, all the sports bike riders and racers would sit.

We all got on (mostly Wink )

Next you'll be telling me the Fleece and Firkin has gone Exclamation
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to know if the Mardyke was LGBT back in the day?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thing of the Fountains wrote:
I want to know if the Mardyke was LGBT back in the day?



Are you looking for somewhere to drink in a safe space? Very Happy Wink
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