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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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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.

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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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39 minutes ago, ALBIONSAINT said:

Good luck with that, my memories of the the brae were broken bottles everywhere! 

No debris last times I was up and doon.

pretty mossy, though - as the fotie hints.

I stayed in the middle for safe footing - luckily no cars troubled my passage...

 

 

 

ahem.

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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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I remember the day the Deputy Headmaster and later Headmaster of Camphill, Sam Thomson

came marching in and it was not to play a frame of snooker. It was out of bounds for us. Ducking 

under the table to avoid been seen didn't work. Culprits lined up the following day for punishment.

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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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