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25 Nov 2019 19:38 #1 by pacirv
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For me it’s the Saturday sports special paper that the news and star used to do, remember waiting at newsagents at 6pm on a sat for the paper to come in. It had full match report on uniteds game, all the results and league tables plus local team results and an inside United column with articles on United players etc. All within an hour of the games finishing. Mind you that was before all this extra time and referees discretion stuff.
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25 Nov 2019 19:52 #2 by Dentonholmersimpson
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Wrights pies.

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25 Nov 2019 20:16 #3 by seesaw50
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pacirv wrote: For me it’s the Saturday sports special paper that the news and star used to do, remember waiting at newsagents at 6pm on a sat for the paper to come in. It had full match report on uniteds game, all the results and league tables plus local team results and an inside United column with articles on United players etc. All within an hour of the games finishing. Mind you that was before all this extra time and referees discretion stuff.


And that was before mobiles and the internet

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25 Nov 2019 20:23 #4 by Alan
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Warwick Road being a road not a car park.
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25 Nov 2019 20:48 #5 by Goldschmidt
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The Shambles pub.
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25 Nov 2019 21:01 #6 by Markovitch
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Queues to get into night clubs on Botchergate

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25 Nov 2019 21:38 #7 by seesaw50
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A football team

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25 Nov 2019 21:55 #8 by heilkmoon
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Birkett’s bakery & the Scratching Shed.

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25 Nov 2019 22:24 #9 by wano
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The old bogs in the warwick road end.....oh hang on they haven't changed
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26 Nov 2019 13:37 #10 by ParcelPete
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My mum and dad.
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26 Nov 2019 16:00 #11 by pigeonpete
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Thommy Ave, Brookeside, Sheehan Crescent et al

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26 Nov 2019 16:09 #12 by seesaw50
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Trams to Currock

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26 Nov 2019 16:55 #13 by Urban Designer
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The old Bitts Park - with bowling green, putting, crazy golf and the old out door courts with the little shop and the paddling pool.

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26 Nov 2019 17:04 #14 by Mullen103
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Urban Designer wrote: The old Bitts Park - with bowling green, putting, crazy golf and the old out door courts with the little shop and the paddling pool.


Aye it's crap now - floods to blame - has the big climbing thingy finished.

At least we’re not Stockport

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26 Nov 2019 19:36 #15 by currock blue
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the white ox boozer
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26 Nov 2019 19:42 #16 by Urban Designer
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The Lansdale Cinema & the Studios on Botchergate.

Set out like a theatre it was an event just going to a film.

Hate the functional box rooms of the Vue.
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26 Nov 2019 19:57 - 26 Nov 2019 20:03 #17 by Alan
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Markovitch wrote: Queues to get into night clubs on Botchergate


Don't recall many Botchergate nightclubs apart from Talk of The Border and a lesser extent Mood from back in the day can't say ever seen queue either.
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26 Nov 2019 20:01 - 26 Nov 2019 20:02 #18 by Alan
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Thursday night at the Wheel.

Band night upstairs B)
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26 Nov 2019 20:42 #19 by Ibogaine
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Folk twining
Folk banging on about "the good old days"
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26 Nov 2019 21:04 #20 by borderterrier
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Robson’s of Carlisle.

It is my belief that CUFC is owned and run by CLUBKILLERS

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26 Nov 2019 22:08 #21 by Urban Designer
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Alan wrote:

Markovitch wrote: Queues to get into night clubs on Botchergate


Don't recall many Botchergate nightclubs apart from Talk of The Border and a lesser extent Mood from back in the day can't say ever seen queue either.


Pagoda was just off Botchergate - think it held about 1,700 and you had to q at 10pm with a tie and trousers to get in.

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26 Nov 2019 22:29 #22 by melbourneblues
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Hardly on Botchergate is it though.

Mullen is a virgin.
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26 Nov 2019 22:37 #23 by seesaw50
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Buskers

And it had queues

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27 Nov 2019 00:30 #24 by ParcelPete
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Alan wrote:

Markovitch wrote: Queues to get into night clubs on Botchergate


Don't recall many Botchergate nightclubs apart from Talk of The Border and a lesser extent Mood from back in the day can't say ever seen queue either.


You must be too young to remember the melody club.
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27 Nov 2019 01:42 #25 by Flatcap
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And the 101 club.
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27 Nov 2019 06:00 #26 by Alan
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Just not old enough to go to either 101 or Melody Club so that why I never included them.

Botchergate consisted of Cumberland,Cally,Albion,Crown, Earl Grey and TOTB as a club hardly a nightclub hotbed.

Clubs away from there Malt,Wheel, Flopps, Pagoda, (Shaws) and Micks II (lit up dancefloor :-D) I may have missed a few like Buskers etc but they appeared later on when I cared even less.

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27 Nov 2019 06:05 #27 by Alan
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Burger King.

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27 Nov 2019 07:15 - 27 Nov 2019 07:19 #28 by musher441
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When The Crescent was more than just a fast food precinct.
I remember Manders Paints and Sporthaus on there.
As a boy I loved a look in Sporthaus on a match day after getting the bus in from Longtown with my mates.
Then an excited walk down Warwick Road to BP for the game.
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27 Nov 2019 07:21 #29 by Dentonholmersimpson
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musher441 wrote: When The Crescent was more than just a fast food precinct.
I remember Manders Paints and Sporthaus on there.
As a boy I loved a look in Sporthaus on a match day after getting the bus in from Longtown with my mates.
Then an excited walk down Warwick Road to BP for the game.


Just around the corner Gordon Eastons, top floor, all the Subbuteo teams.

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27 Nov 2019 07:28 #30 by bigboblee
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Pink Panther records
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27 Nov 2019 14:53 #31 by CarlisleWhite
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Alan wrote:

Markovitch wrote: Queues to get into night clubs on Botchergate


Don't recall many Botchergate nightclubs apart from Talk of The Border and a lesser extent Mood from back in the day can't say ever seen queue either.

Shaws sometimes had queues, although at least you were inside on the stairs.

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27 Nov 2019 14:54 #32 by CarlisleWhite
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The bloke running the lifts in Binns, and the bloke outside with the monkey.
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27 Nov 2019 14:57 #33 by thesilentone
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Cosmo......
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27 Nov 2019 15:00 #34 by orfc
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The Big Co-Op down Botchergate
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27 Nov 2019 15:10 #35 by pigeonpete
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The 9th Legion.......been missing for years. Ru mour has it that it will be found under the bowling green at the Farrier. Apparently it was passing by at closing time :) :)

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27 Nov 2019 15:30 #36 by ParcelPete
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Burtons Snooker hall.

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27 Nov 2019 15:33 #37 by Gundog
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The Howard
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27 Nov 2019 16:09 #38 by seesaw50
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The Gretna....for-runner of The Wheel
Run by Tom and Dave Foster

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27 Nov 2019 16:41 #39 by thesilentone
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The Bamboo cafe.......
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27 Nov 2019 16:42 #40 by thesilentone
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The Blues Club...

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27 Nov 2019 19:29 - 27 Nov 2019 19:31 #41 by Flatcap
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The game bird. Not on Botchergate but above the Pheasant on Caldewgate.
Not for the discerning type though
The doormen used to chuck the troublemakers down the stairs. That wouldn't happen nowadays!!
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27 Nov 2019 23:47 #42 by StoneyCUFC
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Kelvin Etuhu CM

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28 Nov 2019 00:41 #43 by Dentonholmersimpson
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CarlisleWhite wrote: The bloke running the lifts in Binns, and the bloke outside with the monkey.


Harry, big CUFC fan, in the days when Binns HQ was in Sunderland the board of directors visited Carlisle branch, at the time the lift had a notice saying '' Max. Persons 8'', Harry crammed about 15 in the lift and was sacked.
Next day, returned to work and carried on as if nothing had happened.

Or so I heard, alledgedly.
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28 Nov 2019 13:58 #44 by Wukkie
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Winning three points in a home game at Brunton Park.
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28 Nov 2019 18:41 #45 by NORTHERNSOUL
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An owner who knows how to open the lid, switch on a laptop, log in and engage with his clubs fans on message boards and Twitter.

Things Andrew Jenkins clearly isn't capable of
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30 Nov 2019 22:04 #46 by harraby exile
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Yes the good old Sports Special, which for some reason was printed on green paper. Used to deliver a few from Maxfields in Eldon Drive, calling in the Arroyo on the way round to try to sell some to anyone in at that time of night.
I remember a bit from a report of a reserve game. Carlisle only managed two shots in the first half, one from (forgotten his name) which went for a throw in and one from (Geoff) Hill which hit the referee. Made me laugh.

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30 Nov 2019 22:18 #47 by Laffy
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Twinkletoes

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01 Dec 2019 00:59 #48 by Piglet_Phoenix
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You could assume his mantle, El Buitre.

Anyway, in no particular order:

Drings bookshop, chips and gravy from Robertsons on Lowther Street, the Cally before it was refurbished, the smell of hops from the brewery, the Pie & Pea Shop just past 2am on a Sunday morning, the old Market, Armstrong's bakers on Castle Street.

Our supporters in the Waterworks End, the old scoreboard, the bloke in the white jacket who used to put the scores up at half-time, the tall floodlights, the supporters shop in Old Post Office Court.

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01 Dec 2019 01:12 #49 by munchymagic
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Robertsons - chips and gravy, jam doughnut, Chomp bar and a can of Cherry Pepsi all for under a pound.

I miss picking brambles and apples with my Dad from that bit of wasteland on the Bog road that is now The Range and taking them just round the corner to my Grans who would bake pies with them.
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