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11 hours ago, faraway saint said:

Apologies if this has been posted previously, I don't follow this thread too much.

I must have walked up and down this brae hundreds of times on my way to and from the swimming baths from Andrew Street.

Not so sure I'd handle it with as much ease these days. :lol:

May be an image of brick wall, outdoors and tree

Just came back to me, what was the snooker hall between Stoney Brae and the wee brae that brought you out onto the High Street?

I used to nip in and watch on my way home from the baths, got my fist game on a real table in there.

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3 hours ago, faraway saint said:

Just came back to me, what was the snooker hall between Stoney Brae and the wee brae that brought you out onto the High Street?

I used to nip in and watch on my way home from the baths, got my fist game on a real table in there.

TUC Club at Orr Square?

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8 hours ago, Cookie Monster said:
12 hours ago, faraway saint said:
Just came back to me, what was the snooker hall between Stoney Brae and the wee brae that brought you out onto the High Street?
I used to nip in and watch on my way home from the baths, got my fist game on a real table in there.

The Liberal Club.

Sorry.

8 hours ago, HSS said:

TUC Club at Orr Square?

Unlucky.

7 hours ago, antrin said:

The Manaca.

The winner, I was going to say something like "The Malacca" but well done @antrin

It seemed to have about 20 tables, although being very dark it was hard to make out the detail of the inside of the building. 

Smoking was allowed in them days, not by me I might add. 

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On 2/25/2021 at 6:55 AM, faraway saint said:

Apologies if this has been posted previously, I don't follow this thread too much.

I must have walked up and down this brae hundreds of times on my way to and from the swimming baths from Andrew Street.

Not so sure I'd handle it with as much ease these days. :lol:

May be an image of brick wall, outdoors and tree

I know of a junior team who does their pre season training here

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6 hours ago, mcd54 said:

It was one of my uncles who told me years ago it was Monaco but I've never seen any evidence to back this up.

When I attended the JNI in the 1950s we always knew it as the Monaco. It was notionally out of bounds for school pupils but many were undeterrred by this prohibition.

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4 minutes ago, smcc said:

When I attended the JNI in the 1950s we always knew it as the Monaco. It was notionally out of bounds for school pupils but many were undeterrred by this prohibition.

When I attended the JNI in the 1950s we had never heard of it up at the primary but when I attended the JNI in the 1960s we always knew it as the Manac.  All on the same theme but just a different interpretation.  

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1 minute ago, HSS said:

Aye but did the Monaco/Manac become the TUC? 🤔

I'm no sure what it became?

In fact I don't even recall what the TUC was?

The Manaca was just up the wee brae that emerged onto the high street almost across from Storie Street.

I think McKays fabrics had a shop on the right hand side as you looked from the High Street. 

The Manaca was further up, to the right then left as I remember. 

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50 minutes ago, faraway saint said:

I'm no sure what it became?

In fact I don't even recall what the TUC was?

The Manaca was just up the wee brae that emerged onto the high street almost across from Storie Street.

I think McKays fabrics had a shop on the right hand side as you looked from the High Street. 

The Manaca was further up, to the right then left as I remember. 

Trades Union Club and it sounds as if it was the same place.

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2 minutes ago, HSS said:

Trades Union Club and it sounds as if it was the same place.

Not sure if  was a club as such. Saying that because i'm sure I would signed up to join. Some form of Union use 

rings a bell.

The snooker club was a nice warm place for the worthies to pass their time.

There was money involved with a game played with 4 skittles surrounding the blue spot and a skittle in the middle

which had to be knocked down without knocking over  the outside skittles.

You had to be a "player" to get the downstairs room.

 

 

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15 hours ago, faraway saint said:

I'm no sure what it became?

In fact I don't even recall what the TUC was?

The Manaca was just up the wee brae that emerged onto the high street almost across from Storie Street.

I think McKays fabrics had a shop on the right hand side as you looked from the High Street. 

The Manaca was further up, to the right then left as I remember. 

I've been corrected, it was Remnant Kings, silly me, my mother worked in there for a while as well. 😂

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