Newcastle Haymarket. c1973

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Comments (9)

trikermike on January 2, 2009

It was much nicer then, don't you think, skida?

skida on January 2, 2009

I used to love the Farmers Rest (RIP)! I agree with you.

skida on January 9, 2009

This area has undergone much development, blai, and I am pleased that I recorded it before the changes. Thank you.

David Brown Photogra… on January 9, 2009

This was when Anglias were large cars and folks could cross the roads! Brilliant, well done mate.

trikermike on January 10, 2009

Farmers, great place for refreshments when out shopping with the Missus, Keith, did you ever go down there at the evening sessions!, by gum the music an that were right grand, pardon?

The Wooden Dolly too, ever remembered, often missed

They call it progress you know!


skida on January 10, 2009

Farmers, Percy, Haymarket and City Tavern: The Heavy Metal Triangle. I loved it. Sometimes the triangle extended to The Man on the Moon/Jubilee/Trillians. It seems that no-one remembers The Gay Trooper (back in the days when gay meant light-hearted)

skida on January 10, 2009

Hey Jethro: This was rush hour in Newcastle! Must have been taken about 5.30pm as I was on my way home from work. Thanks for your comments.

Eddie Bennett on January 12, 2009

I remember the Gay Trooper, Skida. I remember being chased around the bar by a Hell's Angel seeking to kill someone, anyone really. A regular occurrence, I was led to believe. I still drive up Percy Street regularly, and wish the traffic was the same as in 1973. Good photo, nice to reminisce.

skida on January 12, 2009

The biker would probably have been a member of the Blackburns Gang, who "ran" the Trooper, if I remember correctly.

Thanks for visiting Eddie.

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