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26 minutes ago, Gladys said:

Not terribly different.  Razzles was a great place  loved Malcolm and his recitations. 

This was before Malcolm. Steve Paramor. His dad had the Inner Man on Nelson Street.

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3 minutes ago, John Wright said:

This was before Malcolm. Steve Paramor. His dad had the Inner Man on Nelson Street.

And the Harbour Lights (?) in Peel. Steve was a great fella, wonder what became of him?

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13 minutes ago, quilp said:

And the Harbour Lights (?) in Peel. Steve was a great fella, wonder what became of him?

Wasn’t/isn’t Harbour Lights on the prom. Thought it was Lively Lobster next to the Creek?

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10 minutes ago, quilp said:

That's it, the Lively Lobster, bland as cream cracker inside but the food was ok. Blue Nun paradise. 

Blue Nun, the height of sophistication.

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47 minutes ago, John Wright said:

It was very intimate.

I used to work at the Casino a million years ago, and we all used to pile into Razzles at 5am for a steak and a bottle of Mateus Rose. :)

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8 minutes ago, Roxanne said:

Oh, I think you'll find he did. :)

This makes me laugh out loud. I did, but it was all in the best possible taste and I made some good friends out of it, never once felt threatened or uncomfortable and it was surprising what you could learn about the Island's closeted, supposedly hetero, married men (they were legion). But that was a sign of the times with being gay being illegal back then. And moving to London was an eye-opener (no pun intended) Sunday night at 'Heaven' and the 'Embassy' was amazing. 

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16 minutes ago, Roxanne said:

I used to work at the Casino a million years ago, and we all used to pile into Razzles at 5am for a steak and a bottle of Mateus Rose. :)

If it was the very early days I probably cooked it and served the wine. It was a haunt of the inimitable Chris Kingston and his crew, when they were in it was a riot. 

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1 minute ago, quilp said:

If it was the very early days I probably cooked it and served the wine. It was a haunt of the inimitable Chris Kingston and his crew, when they were in it was a riot. 

I’d forgotten about Chris. They were heavy drinking. Didn’t he buy the Mansion House opposite Spring Valley and have his own restaurant on site?

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5 minutes ago, quilp said:

If it was the very early days I probably cooked it and served the wine. It was a haunt of the inimitable Chris Kingston and his crew, when they were in it was a riot. 

Bloody hell! :D

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7 minutes ago, John Wright said:

I’d forgotten about Chris. They were heavy drinking. Didn’t he buy the Mansion House opposite Spring Valley and have his own restaurant on site?

Do you mean Harcroft? I left the Island shortly after my stint at Razzles so I can't say for certain. It wouldn't surprise me if he did. Liked him immensely, his Xmas parties in the office at the end of Athol Street were memorable. Say no more 😇

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