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Omg, just been necking a few in my kitchen, music bringing me round to Dr Feel good Sean cellar circa 1980.

Neck a few breakers then down for the Bolton aggro. 

Glory days or what?

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Dunno but it sounds mint :D

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Is the Swan still there ?

Corner of Bradshawgate and churchgate?  

Plastic glasses in cellar but a can of breaker (American malt liquor) wow was only 33p and I think it was £1:20 to get on embankment.

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Used to use that room upstairs at the Swan about the same time 80/81, there was a DJ on and was a bit of a "Disco"

I remember David Bowies Ashes to Ashes being number around that time.

It was £1 to get in and that included a pastie + it stayed open later than all the other pubs in the area

We also used to drink cans of Breaker.

Big Joe Hubbard was one of the bouncers

Happy days, 

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Wrong section.

But had some brilliant nights in the cellar. Dj  John blasting  out Quo & ACDC. 

 

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6 hours ago, Underpants said:

Swan cellar was full of Grebs. Happy days!

you are still a greb ,but with out the hair

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DJ John used to blast out the best punk records in 77 downstairs at the Swan. He always played " Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll " for his final record of the night.

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25 minutes ago, leigh white said:

 He always played " Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll " for his final record of the night.

Great title...........shit song though

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1 hour ago, Burndens Bogs said:

Used to use that room upstairs at the Swan about the same time 80/81, there was a DJ on and was a bit of a "Disco"

I remember David Bowies Ashes to Ashes being number around that time.

It was £1 to get in and that included a pastie + it stayed open later than all the other pubs in the area

We also used to drink cans of Breaker.

Big Joe Hubbard was one of the bouncers

Happy days, 

D'yu reckon these types of post will happen in 20 years... 

 

It was £2.00 a pint and Alice Deejay was in the charts.

 

Young Bolton lads were going all the way to Wigan to get off their tits at the pier and the wanderers were flying high in the prem. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Burndens Bogs said:

Great title...........shit song though

I loved Ian Dury, the old cockney fucker. R.I.P.

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1 hour ago, stevieb said:

D'yu reckon these types of post will happen in 20 years... 

 

It was £2.00 a pint and Alice Deejay was in the charts.

 

Young Bolton lads were going all the way to Wigan to get off their tits at the pier and the wanderers were flying high in the prem. 

 

 

Fucking hope so

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DJ on a Saturday dinner time was called Michael Jackson, he used to call himself Mick Quo 

Went in his house once and stepped in some dog shit in his hallway.

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5 minutes ago, Whitestar said:

Went in his house once and stepped in some dog shit in his hallway.

Don't you hate it when someone comes round your house and messes with your shit.

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21 hours ago, Underpants said:

Swan cellar was full of Grebs. Happy days!

Great place. A few years later we used to go to Sparrows or in to Manchester to Jilly's. I seem to remember we also used to end up at some Nightclub in Leigh of all places (normal club not rock) drinking very cheap cans of Colt 45. Bolton used to be a great night out. All I hear or read about the Town Centre now is it's a shit hole and you do well to avoid getting a glass over your head in most places. It would be good to know if this really is the case, or if it's still as good as back in the 80s/90s. There used to be a lot of decent pubs in the Town. It's a shame that so many have shut down.

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16 hours ago, Burndens Bogs said:

Used to use that room upstairs at the Swan about the same time 80/81, there was a DJ on and was a bit of a "Disco"

I remember David Bowies Ashes to Ashes being number around that time.

It was £1 to get in and that included a pastie + it stayed open later than all the other pubs in the area

We also used to drink cans of Breaker.

Big Joe Hubbard was one of the bouncers

Happy days, 

I may have half a dozen vague memories coming together, but was Joe Hubbard the bolton fan who seemed to always have a wanderers tracksuit top on?

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By the mid 80s the cellar had been opened up and was quite a trendy venue for a while.

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4 hours ago, Casino said:

I may have half a dozen vague memories coming together, but was Joe Hubbard the bolton fan who seemed to always have a wanderers tracksuit top on?

I don't recall him wearing a Wanderers tracky + don't think he followed the footy.He was a Sharples fella, Dark curly hair and usually had a beard, he was very thick set and had a "presence" about him - lost half an ear in an incident at The Swan sometime in the 80's.

We always found him firm but fair. No longer with us sadly

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Strictly Black suit,white shirt and  bow tie was Joe, in the traditional doorman style.

One from Turners security stable i think.

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11 hours ago, Nordkurve said:

 All I hear or read about the Town Centre now is it's a shit hole and you do well to avoid getting a glass over your head in most places. It would be good to know if this really is the case, or if it's still as good as back in the 80s/90s. 

You can still have a cracking night out in Bolton TC.

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