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Geraldo and Chessies (Exchange Vaults) ... any ideas?

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I used to frequent both places quite a lot in the late seventies and early eighties.

 

Had some great nights there.

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wasnt it chessy who later went to the Nelson in Bridge st

OR maybe his son.

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I'll never forget going in Chessy's and this lad would stand in front of a big mirror.. (as you went in and turned left) There was a big mirror in the best side... he stood there and would run his fingers through his hair and smooth out anything he found to be not favored by a girl. He would basically kiss his own image.. I swear I tell no lies, he was one fkng pansy pussy. I favored myself less vain but just as good looking with my black hair in a pony tail..

 

So Who was it? If its anyone on Connect you are obviously beneath me. LoL.. That guy was a source of amusement for us ruffians.

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Have just come across this site - so pleased to find it! I grew up in St Helens, lived on Cooper Street then Moss Bank and the Geraldo was my favourite Friday night place to go :-) Very happy memories.

 

Not sure if there is anyone out there who remembers me, my name was then Viv Reid. I moved to the South of England (now in Henley on Thames) in 1975. Would be great to get in touch with old friends

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Welcome Viv.

I always call at the Angel when I visit Henley.

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I remember the first time I went to chessies with my mates.I.was only 17 so we were nervous when getting a pint.because there was a group of us we got some evil looks,so I decided to put status quo on the jukebox so the locals who looked like a gang of bikers would not give us the evil eye.oops I put the wrong number in, out blasts heaven must be missing an angel.we leave our pints and head for the door

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I remember Geraldo. Great nights in there. Used to pass membership cards out through vents in toilet so your mate could get in.

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The name " Chessies " originated from " Jack Chesworth " - the landlord of the Exchange Vaults ( Chessies ) in the 50s and 60's I think he located to the Royal in Westfield street ,then John Sines eventually became landlord , it is still there but converted to flats now .

What a juke box ! Lindisfarne " meet me on the corner "

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Phyll, that picture must have been taken on mod night at the Geraldo, you wouldn't see any scooters outside chessies, if you did, it wouldn't have been there very long.

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Just found this online, Gerard Hall, later The Geraldo. 

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Sorry Dave, can't get it to show, you might have to fix it. :bigwink:

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That's how it looked when I went to my first dance there, we jived to records probably '59/'60

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