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    The Grafton Ballroom in Liverpool, United Kingdom opened in 1924. Now a legend, it was a purpose-built dance hall able to accommodate 1200 dancers. It was built next to the Locarno Ballroom which is now known as the Liverpool Olympia.

    Joe Loss, Victor Sylvester, Duke Ellington and The Beatles have all played The Grafton

    Since the 1970's, the Grafton has been historically notorious as Liverpool's leading Grab-a-granny venue. most Thursday nights, adolescent young men from all over the city would head for the Grafton in the hope of forging a brief romantic encounter with one of the city's thirty-something divorcees.

    They were rarely unsuccessful.

    I've had many - a - night in the Grafton when I was 18

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    Quote Originally Posted by kev
    The Grafton Ballroom in Liverpool, United Kingdom opened in 1924. Now a legend, it was a purpose-built dance hall able to accommodate 1200 dancers. It was built next to the Locarno Ballroom which is now known as the Liverpool Olympia.

    Joe Loss, Victor Sylvester, Duke Ellington and The Beatles have all played The Grafton

    Since the 1970's, the Grafton has been historically notorious as Liverpool's leading Grab-a-granny venue. most Thursday nights, adolescent young men from all over the city would head for the Grafton in the hope of forging a brief romantic encounter with one of the city's thirty-something divorcees.

    They were rarely unsuccessful.

    I've had many - a - night in the Grafton when I was 18
    oh my god,i went there a couple of times, it was fun though, i used to work next door at the carlton casino (back then)

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    Oh, the stories we could share.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kev
    Oh, the stories we could share.
    quite scary int it

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    Yes, I went with a mate once and he phoned me at 6am the next morning, not knowing where he was. He was attempting to leave a block of flats somewhere.

    It turned out to be middle of Kirby
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    Quote Originally Posted by kev
    Yes, I went with a mate once and he phoned me at 6am the next morning, not knowing where he was. He was attempting to leave a block of flats somewhere.

    It turned out to be middle of Kirby
    so it was a good night then?ha ha

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    For him? Probably
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    Regards the Grafton, I can give you a couple of blitz stories if you want?, and a couple of black taxi ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by FKoE
    I can give you a couple of blitz stories if you want?
    Meaning drunk? Go ed then
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    No seriously, May blitz stories, and after..... I'll write a synopsis tomorrow fer yers ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FKoE
    No seriously, May blitz stories, and after..... I'll write a synopsis tomorrow fer yers ...
    Looking forward to that, cheers
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    Grab-a-granny
    I go for more between the ages of 18 -23.

    Just kidding, I know what age group you mean.
    Gididi Gididi Goo.

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    Is there much trouble in there?

    Have always thought about taking me mates down there for a laugh, reckon it'd be safe enough for a couple of tourists to have a good time?

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    I remember Liverpool playing a European tie in Turkey and in response to a banner reading "Welcome to Hell" someone had a banner that read "You call this hell? You wanna try the Grafton on a Saturday night!"

    Genius! LOL!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt
    I remember Liverpool playing a European tie in Turkey and in response to a banner reading "Welcome to Hell" someone had a banner that read "You call this hell? You wanna try the Grafton on a Saturday night!"

    Genius! LOL!!

    I SAW THAT!!! Funny!

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