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    Default CROSBY MARINA RESTAURANT

    I'd be interested to hear from anyone who knows anything about this former restaurant at Crosby Marina.

    When did it open / close?
    What was the building before it became a restaurant?



    It's a real eyesore now, but it'd be nice to see the building restored.

    Any information appreciated, cheers

    Ross

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    I remember when it was open as a restaurant.
    What a shame to see it in the state it is now. It could be really nice .

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    I remember it when it was called Key West.
    It used to be open on a Sunday evening and play rave music to all the partyers who didn't want the weekend to end.

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    That's right .. 'Key West' .. you jogged my memory Vicki

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    Is this the same building?

    I don't know Crosby very well, so I couldn't say.

    The post card is by E T W Dennis & Sons, Ltd.
    I bought it in the early 1980s, but I'd say the photo could be anything up to 10 years older than that.
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    it's the same building yes. was a restaurant briefly too.
    i grew up about half a mile away from there.
    it annoys the hell out of me that waterloo where this is, is referred to as crosby!
    it's just that bit too far from south road for people to get to i think. businesses have tried but failed there.

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    I remember that resturant I went there with my parents when I was a Kid. It was a really nice place as previously mentioned it was that little bit too far from south road so most people who went drove there. Obviously you are not going to drive to a resturant if you know you are going to Drink and that was the reason I think it closed.

    If memory serves me right the resturant tried to get a path made from the corner of Marine Terrace and Great Georges road by the Royal Hotel but the Royal complained that it would take its business and the path was never built.

    I doubt though to be honest that this would have helped the resturant.

    They should try again when they build this miniture water sports centre that they have planned for the marina.

    Yes I said miniture but thats for another rant.

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    Theres nothing left of it now...Last week sadly they started to pull it down.

    Man i hate to see a building that has stood there for so long get ripped down...Some call it modernization...Me i call it losing your history...Far too often local councils opt to tear down buildings without hearing any other options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    I remember when it was open as a restaurant.
    What a shame to see it in the state it is now. It could be really nice .
    Yeah remember it too, had quite a few meals there with relatives, even one Christmas day dinner. It was run by some very nice people.

    Rob

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    Looks like they're building offices in place of it. Such a sad shame, it would have been really nice for it to be re-opened as a restaurant.

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    They are not building offices. It is going to be an ?8m water sports centre

    Although I don't know how this will work as the marina is a bit on the small side for halve the water sports out there and it is almost always closed for most of the summer due to blue/green algea.

    But hey at least they are trying to do something with the place although I would have to agree that they should have just done the old building up there was plenty of space either side to add facilities for a water sports centre.

    It is getting nicer around there they are trying. Just got to wait and see if it is actully going to be used by any great number of people. Personally I can't see it happening.

    I give it 10 - 15 years and the building will be in the same state as the old one before they pulled it down.

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    Used to go here when we were about 1t3. After spending a good few hours in the vic. There were about 7 of us you know who you are because we were the only ones in there. Used to get ****ed on cocktails on smoke about 60 fags each when this was perfectly acceptable behavior for 13 year olds! Cant emagine my kids acting the same I would put the on the hot spot (MK knows what this means) and quiz them until they freaked. That was 20 years ago folks. Enough ****ed up drunken rambling at 3am, hope i brought back some interesting memories. Bring back smoking in pubs! All memories fade only the ****ed up ones remain.

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    gettin gold and feelin git



    Sorry, i'm just bored.

    Sounds like you had a great old time back when. Welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    gettin gold and feelin git



    Sorry, i'm just bored.

    Sounds like you had a great old time back when. Welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gettingoldandfeelingit View Post
    Used to go here when we were about 1t3. After spending a good few hours in the vic. There were about 7 of us you know who you are because we were the only ones in there. Used to get ****ed on cocktails on smoke about 60 fags each when this was perfectly acceptable behavior for 13 year olds! Cant emagine my kids acting the same I would put the on the hot spot (MK knows what this means) and quiz them until they freaked. That was 20 years ago folks. Enough ****ed up drunken rambling at 3am, hope i brought back some interesting memories. Bring back smoking in pubs! All memories fade only the ****ed up ones remain.
    Remember those days. Good laughs. Welcome to the Forum.

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    Kev went to Crosby Marina last week, and couldn't wait to get away again. Dog poo and disposable nappies everywhere.

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    Well you will hang around toilets Kevin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Well you will hang around toilets Kevin.
    Not me, Kev Keegan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    Not me, Kev Keegan!
    That was just a rumour wasn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoobarb View Post
    That was just a rumour wasn't it?
    Ha, you know how these rumours start...

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    Ah. It is good to remember that...

    "Where there is Crosby...there is Hope."

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevin View Post
    Kev went to Crosby Marina last week, and couldn't wait to get away again. Dog poo and disposable nappies everywhere.
    I was at Crosby Marina last week .. Can't remember what day it was though , we just drove down there but stayed in the car .. Then drove further along to look at the Iron men . I was wondering what that big building was for ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pennylane View Post
    I was at Crosby Marina last week .. Can't remember what day it was though , we just drove down there but stayed in the car .. Then drove further along to look at the Iron men . I was wondering what that big building was for ..
    The Iron Men are impressive aren't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    The Iron Men are impressive aren't they?
    They certainly are . I often go down there to just contemplate stuff , I don't know what it is about them , they look almost spiritual , like they have reached their destination in life , and can now remain still ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pennylane View Post
    They certainly are . I often go down there to just contemplate stuff , I don't know what it is about them , they look almost spiritual , like they have reached their destination in life , and can now remain still ..
    Oh, I seen them as that kind of drunkeness where you don't know what to do next...

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    No romance in this old sod...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pennylane View Post
    They certainly are . I often go down there to just contemplate stuff , I don't know what it is about them , they look almost spiritual , like they have reached their destination in life , and can now remain still ..
    So much more impressive that those others, often discussed, popular male icons...

    ironing men

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    Oh, I seen them as that kind of drunkeness where you don't know what to do next...
    Ohh .. Nooooooo........ You have to get in tune with it all , It's man against the elements .. They were modelled on the sculptures own body , they look much better at low tide .

    On second thoughts , you may have a point there , because i quite often stand there with them , wondering what to do next .. Hmm now that's given me a whole new something else to ponder about .

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    See, the philosophy of a drunk.

    It always makes sense in the end...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo42 View Post
    See, the philosophy of a drunk.

    It always makes sense in the end...
    Yeah a pished man always makes perfect sense . I'll be getting very philosophical later then , because I'm buying myself a bottle of Bailey's 'one of those nights' .

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