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Old August 19th, 2006, 02:26 PM   #81
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Old August 19th, 2006, 03:55 PM   #82
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Health and safety my arse! It's kids having somewhere to ride their bikes, having a bit of 'FUN'.

Another example of political correctness gone mad.

It's no wonder kids aren't allowed to be kids these days.

Bulldozer turned back in BMX row

A COUNCIL bulldozer was turned away by residents as it tried to flatten a makeshift BMX track near Birley Fields in Hulme.

Residents led by cycle mechanic James Wand blocked the path of the vehicle as it tried to demolish the dirt humps of a BMX track he has spent six months building on spare land. Mr Wand, of Old Birley Street, said: "Lots of local kids use the track and I've had nothing but praise. Anyone who rides on it surely accepts the risk."

A spokesman for Manchester Council - which is considering building an official track in Hulme Park - said that the facility had been built, without permission, on council land.

He said: "As landowner it is our legal duty under health and safety legislation to remove this track before anyone is hurt."
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Old August 20th, 2006, 02:12 AM   #83
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Could you all stop crossing the road please - you might get killed...

******* nanny state
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Old October 16th, 2006, 01:36 AM   #84
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Old October 16th, 2006, 03:54 PM   #85
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Old October 16th, 2006, 09:44 PM   #86
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The Banshee, that was knocked down as well I think. Use to have some top night there.
The Banshee! Blimey, there's a blast from the past. I went there a couple of times with a few of my metalhead mates from school. I don't think it was "knocked down" as such (in fact wasn't it in St James's Buildings?) -- it was just swallowed up by Rockworld.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 10:27 PM   #87
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Wasnt the Banshee where the Circus is now, round about where The Paramount is?
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Old October 16th, 2006, 10:35 PM   #88
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Wasnt the Banshee where the Circus is now, round about where The Paramount is?
You might well be right. It's been a long time. I just remember it being up Oxford Street somewhere.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 10:51 PM   #89
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The Banshee used to be where the Circus building is now Varsity Boots and Casino facing the Macdonald's ,, had some wicked nights in there
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Old October 17th, 2006, 02:10 PM   #90
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Ah. the Banshee...wasnt too bad, fell asleep in a corner once and woke up when it was deserted, as a cleaner found me.

Remember going to see Conflict and Chumbawamba at a place called "Cloud 9" on Corporation street- anyone remember that place? The Gallery also, saw HR from Bad Brains there among others
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The Banshee was best on Thursday nights because it was free to get in and pretty quiet. So they would play your requests all night. It was .50p a pint all night as well.

When I was a lad I could go out with 4 quid and have a top night!
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I went to a few punk gigs in Manchester....

There use to be these dodgy looking geezers knocking around. What was that band called? Oh yes, Feed Your Head.



Alright Simon.

Guess who?!
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Old October 19th, 2006, 10:57 AM   #93
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**** Me!!!!!!

Mick Pye by any chance? Mick Brooks? TELL ME!

Holy Shit! The Hair! (im the one on the left, btw)
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Ha ha!

www.myspace.com/feedyourheadonline

I'll send you a PM.

Like your stuff matey ,,,whens your next gig in manc ?
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Old October 19th, 2006, 11:04 PM   #96
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The Gallery thats a blast from the past mate , right shit hole on John Dalton St was'nt it ?
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The Gallery was a dive. But a class dive. FYH aren't about anymore I'm afraid. I just created that for a blast from the past really. Well a CD comp came out recently with an old track on. So that was a good excuse!
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Yes you are right, it was in a row of crummy shops on Peter Street. I remember it had a good soul night with Dean Johnson. I was usually in a very distinct minority being a silly young white kid in the midst of a club full of black people. I really stood out i'm sure but i never got bother and besides it closed in the late 80's so never went very often.
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Old October 20th, 2006, 12:24 PM   #100
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Similar experience in Moss Side shopping precinct, sometimes i suddenly became aware i was the only white guy in there at times. like you say, no hassle. Sometimes i used to go in the Grants Arms on way back from town and again be in a minority of one, but NEVER felt threatened or uncomfortable.
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