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Boxing Ring at the Paddling Pool - anyone know..

Postby Ship called Dignity » Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:43 pm

Does anyne know what this actually is?

I've just always known it as the Boxing Ring. :shock:

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Postby take_a_pop » Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:01 pm

Naw D.p yur rang thir.
The wains telt me its call'd a Rockin Rocket an it shoogils fae side tae side an bach an forrit.
Naw sure aboot thit beehi it.
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Postby Ship called Dignity » Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:06 pm

I'll Rockin Rocket ye! :shock: The thing behind it, I mean! :wink:
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Postby mary,queen of everything » Sun Jan 08, 2006 8:15 pm

That picture triggered something to flash, for a brief moment, through the long lost caverns of my mind. I seem to recall a brass band ? salvation Army? on some sort of holiday celebration.
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Postby paraffin man » Sun Jan 08, 2006 9:05 pm

As far as i am aware it was a bandstand used for brass bands etc. I have never seen it used for tyhat purpose apart from one summer night about 15-16 years ago, when there was a dance held in the paddling pool at the end of festival week. it was a lovely warm evening but the bloody midges were terrible. :twisted:

I believe the band on the bill that night were 'Four 4 Tea' Davie Bisset Guitar +Vocals, Chris Blair vocals, Paul Craig drums & Michael ? bass guitar. Anybody remember that night?
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Postby Dunc » Sun Jan 08, 2006 10:18 pm

Yes it was a bandstand...I'm not that old but seem to remember the Sally Ann played on sunday afternoons but the real use was I think after the war.

Seeing the Rex was nice but raises another question...I remember as a kid getting lemonade and a biscuit at tables above stairs somewhere but was asking a pal did they ever serve hot food????I must have been 5 or 6 year old at the time.
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Postby Frosty » Mon Jan 09, 2006 7:16 am

Good Morning Paraffin Man,

I think your correct it was 15-16 years ago , a gorgeous night and I know as I was DJ before and after the band.
I cannae remember what the event was for , though as I don't think there was anything held there before or since , so it must have been a special reason.
I remember the generator we had didnae give me the correct turnrtable speeds ( 33 and 45 ) so I had to switch lightining on and off to achieve the correct demand.
Thanks for the memories Paraffin Man.
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Postby Bobbie En Tejas » Tue May 02, 2006 1:01 am

I mentioned this thread to my friend Colin, because we were talking about some band stuff, and he said, and I quote: "FYI it was Young Guns": Cammie and Colin Campbell, Paul Craig, Alan Hutchison and Chris Blair. He said they actually played there twice. The first time they almost set the Sea Cadet Hall on fire because they were running all the power from there, and the second time they had someone named Vince Jordan hotwire a rapidly melting generator. As far as they knew, no one had played there before so it seemed like a good laugh. He also said because it was such a calm night the police got complaints about the noise from Peninver.
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Ach!

Postby Annie » Tue May 02, 2006 2:13 am

There was mer gan oan doon at that there padlin pool than eny yez care tae reet doon - shame, shame!!!!


P.S.: I know cuz I wuz there!!!!!
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Postby jane59 » Tue May 02, 2006 9:53 am

Oh aye Anne WE KNOW WE KNOW........but don`t tell the whole world !!

By the way my nephew Ewen Anderson and his mates (names escape me for a moment)called themselves All Rights Reserved played there too......
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Ach ...

Postby Annie » Tue May 02, 2006 11:17 pm

Jane, there is naw enough room on this forum fer me tae be tellin' tales! Some o' it makes me blush from head to toe!

but as auld pop says, "Ah'll naw go there!"
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Postby take_a_pop » Wed May 03, 2006 12:16 pm

Aye annie, an twas naw jeest yur face cheeks that blushed, wuz it.
But a'll naw gan ther neethur.
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Postby Bobbie En Tejas » Wed May 03, 2006 3:35 pm

If she was as bad as she says she was, she wouldn't be blushing at all! :lol:
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Postby jane59 » Wed May 03, 2006 4:20 pm

In Annie`s defence she was`nt that bad ......honest !!!
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HAHAHA!

Postby Annie » Wed May 03, 2006 5:47 pm

Thanks Jane for coming to a good Catholic girls defense!!!!!
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