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rbwilson49 Posted 9th Jun 2011, 08:32am
  lanliq was for cheapscates,us sophisticated boys from possil drank old english white,it didnt taste like cats p --h dogs maybe who can remember anyway from the sixties.
bilbo.s Posted 9th Jun 2011, 07:45am
QUOTE (Dunvegan @ 9th Jun 2011, 05:51am) *
Lanny was spelt with a Q, most popular " Glesga" beveridge with those who could not afford 4 Crown.

Lanliq was indeed the spelling of that beverage. biggrin.gif
Dunvegan Posted 9th Jun 2011, 03:43am
QUOTE (JacquiG @ 6th Mar 2008, 01:53am) *
Ok I hope this will help me find my friends my story about the Locarno got us in troube .I think it was around 1965. They decided to open at lunch time for the buisness guys in the area I think they were doing a lunch anyway a bunch of us from the local ballet school in Clairmont Gardens decided that would be a great place to meet the guys. they actually danced so ofcourse being dance kids we started our own dances we got everyone we could up to dance it became so popular the management encouraged us to keep coming of course it meant we missed our afternoon class .Then one day the tv cameras came and we endend up on the evening news thats when our teacher and parents found out we were dogging classes but if you think about it we were still dancing but alas the good time at the Locarno came to an end for us anyway.. Yes those were the days A cheap we bottle of I think it was called Lanolic between 6 of us before we went at night and trying to get in to the pubs at sixteen some time you did and some times you didn't Yes those were the days .

Lanny was spelt with a Q, most popular " Glesga" beveridge with those who could not afford 4 Crown.
TeeHeeHee Posted 8th Jun 2011, 09:40am
They had the best bands, with the revolving bandstand, and the springiest dance floor.

I knew I'd gone there a couple of times in the very early '60s but couldn't really remember until I read the above ... then it all came back to me biggrin.gif
That and the Greens Playhouse ... Big Time for a wee country boy. tongue.gif laugh.gif
Chrissie Posted 8th Jun 2011, 02:54am
  The Locarno on a Thursday. Best bargain in Glasgow. Late 50s, early 60s, it was mobbed. It was only a couple of bob to get in and boy did you get your money's worth. biggrin.gif
Rab-oldname Posted 7th Jun 2011, 10:56pm
  I am reading the wartime memoirs of a Canadian sailor who was stationed at Greenock. He gives glowing tributes to the great people of Renfrew and Glasgow who made him welcome.
This is a wee snippet .........

'Glasgow was a popular hangout for the Canadian Navy. It was then a big dirty seaport but we always felt quite welcome. The Lacarno Dance Hall was a favourite haunt where we were sure to find out what Canadian ships were in port. Surprisingly the Lacarno was a 'dry' dance hall but one of the best for dancing, the main part of the floor being built on springs. The 'no alcohol' rule was enforced at the door too. A hostess, in a fancy tux, stood guard with a cane which she used to tap pockets for concealed bottles. One night she tapped my jacket as usual and thought she had found a bottle. When she discovered it was a .45 Smith & Wesson she immediately checked it for me until I left.'
dizzybint Posted 21st Oct 2010, 02:22pm
  worse thing they ever did was change it over to Tyfannys, the made it like fancy club style and it lost all the atmoshphere it had as the Locarno..
*John Manson* Posted 27th Sep 2009, 05:14pm
  Dancin is it, yes the Locarno and the Palace in Denniston and the Lindela, what memories.
Do you remember the Macbeat contests in the Woodside halls, they were ran by the Daily Record I think.
We had the Beatstalkers, The Valiants(now there was a band) and many more. Who remembers these days, I still speak to Alan Mair, Bass Player with the Beatstalkers. Them were the days.
mamie Posted 25th Jun 2008, 08:43am
  maryhillgal... if you look back to post 15 you will find thenames of the band. george must have a better memory than a lot of us
maryhillgal Posted 5th Mar 2008, 06:41pm
  Och ya poor wee soul Jakka. You don't know what you missed by not going to the Locarno. Anne [when you have finished polishing your halo, ha ha], you are right about the guys getting frisked but latterly so did the girls. I remember taking in a half bottle, tucked under my arm, for a guy I knew. Luckily I didn't get caught!! Oh happy days.
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