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Doro
10-08-2009, 08:47 AM
Apologies if this has been posted already....

MEMORIES FROM ZIM:

You played "Bezant" at midnight, full of Castle and ended up in the rockery

You shot every snake you saw even thought you knew they were essential to
the balance of nature

You argued that Castle was for men and Lion was for kids and pommies

You still refer to Koki pens as Neos

You still have Wrex Tarr's LPs

You remember Xmas beetles

You played in a sand pit and on the jungle jim

You remember Jacaranda trees in full bloom

You still remember the taste of Mazoe Orange Juice

You still refer to an expert as a "fundi"

You still say "braai" instead of "barbeque" and "kopje" instead of "hill"

The following names mean something to you: "Archies", "Sandros" and "the
Tube"

You sat at Castle Corner and don't remember who won the cricket match

You were there when the "chicken farmer" beat England

You think the "All Blacks" are the Zim tennis team

You thought that an evening at the Reps was the height of culture

You still call a Mongolian restaurant a "Manchurian"

You know at least one person who has streaked at the Harare Cricket grounds

You thought the Borrowdale Road was a motorway

You wore Bubblegummers for the first years of your life and Toughees
thereafter until your old man thought you were ready for vellies

You cleaned out the stocks of Liqui Fruits, Nik Naks and canned drinks in
Messina as soon as you got over the border

You have always had a longing to own Lions Den Butchery so you could eat
biltong every day

You own at least 5 different Colmans and they are all decrepit

The best day of your life was when your Dad gave you a 22 to replace that
underpowered peashooter of a pellet gun

You see absolutely no use for sun cream

You always thought Simon Parkinson should pack it in and when he did you
nearly cried

You owned a pair of blue or red pata patas

You had breakfast at Wimpy at the country's only Ultra City just outside
Masvingo on the way to the border

You had to wait for yonks to get your metal ID disk

You freewheeled down any sort of hill to save fuel

You remember when Noreen Welch laughed on national TV and got sacked

You knew someone no matter where you went

You swam in a gala at Les Brown

You remember party lines and had to listen for you ring before you could
answer the phone

You thought that Chicken Inn burgers were the best in the world

You knew Neil at the cricket

You can still sing along to "Wake up Zimbabwe"

dallas
10-08-2009, 09:11 AM
I recieved one very similar to this yesterday, but your version has a few different ones!! love it!!

pennymac
10-08-2009, 09:47 AM
You thought that Chicken Inn burgers were the best in the world

This is still true!!

Azieko N'daba
10-08-2009, 01:07 PM
excellent - and yes i was actually there when the "chicken farmer" beat England

jiggs
10-08-2009, 03:19 PM
So many memories there

Skizziks Willit
10-08-2009, 03:26 PM
I still haven't got my metal ID disk thingy. I got the ol' green slip in about 1989 and when I went back a few years later (as per the advice given by the official) to collect the metal one I was told it wasn't ready yet. Actually, I've no idea where my green slip is these days either.

My dad came with me to get his ID at the same time as he thought despite being an old boy who probably wouldn't need one he'd do the decent citizen thing and apply. He only had 9 and a half fingers, due to a cycling accident when he was young, and when the official came to do his fingerprints and took his right hand he got a fright... "Aaiii maiweh!!".. so there was a blank box on the form for right hand, index finger.

Tricky Nicky
10-08-2009, 04:29 PM
Ah, Sandros and the Tube - those were the days, as were Rozalinds, Archies, Sarahs ............. god I miss that.

Going to Butlins this weekend for an 80's weekend so will try and relive those days - it was a blast last year so hoping this year will be just as good - some of the old 80's bands will be playing so should be a good un! :smiley20:

barto11
10-08-2009, 07:52 PM
Wena, I didn't think borrowdale road was a motorway - i thought it was a drag strip :D

i was also there when the chicken farmer beat the pommies

joemac
10-09-2009, 06:14 AM
Everyone was there when the chicken farmer........

I haven't seen this one before, but it was very good.

sally
10-10-2009, 05:58 AM
You knew Neil at the cricket

what ever happened to Neil?

jiggs
10-10-2009, 06:15 AM
I rmemeber Neil - Dont know where he is

gertrude
10-11-2009, 10:07 AM
You knew Neil at the cricket

what ever happened to Neil?

He's still around, and apparently still travels with the team. A couple of months ago, Zim was hosting Bangladesh (I think) at Queens in Byo and it was being broadcast on DSTV. Managed to see a little of one of the matches, and there was Neil revving up the "crowd" (such as it was) as usual.

gertrude
10-11-2009, 10:08 AM
Okay, I've asked everyone and no one can really remember...

What is "Bezant"? The best anyone can come up with is an orange cordial in a can.

Azieko N'daba
10-11-2009, 10:23 AM
Thats exactly what it was, but there was also a pub game called bezant

gertrude
10-11-2009, 10:27 AM
Thats exactly what it was, but there was also a pub game called bezant

details of the pub game? Maybe it was only in Bulawayo??

boards
10-12-2009, 12:44 PM
no i have heard of Bezant.... will ask around for more details

Doro
10-12-2009, 01:27 PM
You carried your madisons in your shirt sleeve.
You wore a grenade pin in your cammo bush hat.
You can still remember Sally Donaldson's voice.
You failed your driver's licence first time.
You saw "Grease" more than three times.
You drank sweet wine on holiday in South Africa.
You still wear vellies without socks.
You think the youth of today could do with a stint in the army.
You miss the smell of rain on a hot, tar road.
You miss Christmas by the pool...
You horrify people by eating raw, dried meat.
You horrify other Rhodesians by cooking boerewors "to death".
You horrify other Rhodesians by first pricking boerewors...
You coveted a Raleigh "chopper" bicycle.
You got a "Rebel" instead of a "chopper".
You still secretly think that day scholars were pampered mommies boys.
You still secretly think that boarders were uncouth rabble.
You smoked at the back of the bus coming back from an away rugby match.
You secretly peed in the communal bath after a rugby game at Falcon College!!!
You wondered if there were urine detecting chemicals in the public swimming pool.
You took driving lessons in an Anne Hunter Anglia in Bulawayo.
Your doctor is younger than you are.
You offend people with with your honesty. (Not much of that around the wolrd today, but something that was fairly common in Rhodesia).
You still think Laurie Wilmot a cad of the first degree.
You still own some Spingbok Hits LP's.
You still pee on the lawn at night.
You bought a dishwashing machine soon after leaving Rhodesia!!!
You blame the dog / the cat / the kids / the wife for your farts.
You carved your name on a famous landmark in Rhodesia.
You stole the toilet paper out the ladies loo somewhere.
You ever parked a tiger on a train.
You still think your unit was better than RLI / SAS / Scouts etc.,
You can remember who John Love, Ray Amm, Peter Prinsloo and Mike Ferreria were!
You are mid to late 30/40/50 something...
You chatted up a farmer's daughter at a Country Club getogether - with one eye on her Dad.
You failed miserably, then tried his wife - with both eyes on him.
You miss the Kaya Nyama's pepper and mushroom sauces and seedy, bead-veiled alcoves, and thought that choosing your own cut from the glass case was the height of sophistication.
You did wheelies on the Enterprise Road outside Gremlin's (in my case - in a Police Land Rover)!
You almost lost the family jewels on the rock slide at Mermaid's Pool
You spat from your bedroom window at Monomotapa onto the pool deck and ducked your head in quick.
You can still sing "Ach pleeez Daddy" and the "Harmony" song.
You believed Kenny Cantor (Ye canna buy better than Mrs McGreggor) actually WAS a famous UK comedian.
You can recite every word from the "Lexington" cigarettes commercial.
You actually miss the brown housebrick we were assured WAS bread.
You questioned a resolute Tickey Bandit about his parentage.
You played "Bezant" at midnight, full of Castle, and ended up in a rockery.
You whinged to the waiter at Caribbea Bay at the outrageous price of their beers (30c) during the Tigerfish Competition.
You tried smoking green, native "Gwayi" wrapped in toilet paper in sheer desperation after running out of Red Madisons four days into a 10-day patrol.
You ended your sales pitch at Le Coq D'or at 11pm with "I suppose a ****'s out the question" - and still scored.
You injected Cane spirit into a pocket of oranges to beat the booze ban at the Rugby at the Police grounds.
You bought an appalling "kudu" copper clock "very cheap" shaped with the outline of Rhodesia from a Greek store and still have it in your spare room.
You swear you knew someone who knew someone who caught a 1000lb vundu at Kariba Dam wall with a tractor tyre and a 3' hook baited with a pig.
You kept your green issue underpants and wore them until they either fell off, or your mfazi threw them out one day when you were out.
You promised faithfully to meet the "gang" at precisely noon 10/15/20 years "from now" for a reunion, and haven't heard from them since.
Despite everything, you have survived and still find some things funny and value what you had all those years ago!
You still refer to toilet paper as 'bog roll' and gays as 'bum brushers'.
You can still name all the members of The Shadows.
You got a speeding ticket trying to make the border by 6 PM.
You always stopped at the Doll's House roadhouse in Joburg when travelling from Rhodesia to the South Coast.
You still carry a comb in your sock.
You drooled over a Cortina GT. (The one with the round, tri- part tail lights)
You greatly lusted after a Ford Capri.
You make no attempt to speak Afrikaans in SA or Enkeldoorn.
You had a garden boy, house boy and a cook!
You did not bother with the paper in army issue rat packs...
You sang rude or witty words instead of the originals to hymns in school assembly.
You believed that there was a Sgt Major in the Rhodie Army who could lift two MAG's by the barrel, straight out and hold them there...
You only met a vegetarian after leaving Rhodesia.
You bought the newspapers for Vic Mackenzie's cartoons
You think Harold Wilson, Ayatollah Khomeni, Carlos the Jackal, Robert Mugabe and Kenny Kaunda share the same gene pool.
You believe the story that Bucky Buchanan was medically unfit for the army.
Your forearms and the areas between you lower thighs and mid calf are irredeemably burned brown by the sun.
You still have ties in your cupboard that are more than 4 inches wide!!!
These ties are made of crimpelene fabric!
These ties are in bright shades of red, yellow, blue or white!
You took the light globe out of the loo at a party!
You put boot polish on the seat of the loo.
You invited many ladies to this party.
You once owned an 8 track car tape player!!!
You eat cuts of meat today that were ration meat in the old days.
You are convinced that South Africans cannot make boerewors properly.
You resisted the urge to eat a barble.
You grew a beard during the war hoping people would think you were a scout...
You once had sideburns the size of mini-steaks.
You blame headaches etc., on flat beer you accidentally drank.
You still like to drink ouzo and cream soda occasionally!!!
You have given up looking for a good meat pie.
You cannot understand why people enjoy bungee jumping.
You think that some people should try bungee jumping with a steel cable.
You had a servant called sixpence.
You once owned a Rhogun / cobra or other bit of angle iron and steam tube that dispensed nine mils...
You did not know there were things called lesbians until fairly recently.
You miss the smell of red stoep polish.
You bore or frighten your children with harrowing tales of your deprived upbringing in the days when TV started at 17H00 and kids were expected to ride push bikes to school...
You still believe that nothing "gezas" better than blue or carbolic soap...
You have graduated to more sophisticated food than chicken in a basket at a restaurant!
You still gag at the thought of those ghastly pale yellow eggs we once used to get.
You have yet to see or taste a bigger and better avocado pear than the ones we used to get.
They do not make your clothes size (medium) as easy fitting as they used to.
You need longer arms to read the paper.
You still butter bread by holding the slice in your hand...
You once owned a BSA bantam
You wish you'd had the presnce of mind to keep mum's morrie minor
You have never driven anything as pig awful as a Kudu m.p.v. in the last 15 - 20 years.
You ate supper in Vila da Manhica or Vila Perry on occasions.
You have no desire to fly in a dakota again.
You ever bought a lucky bean necklace from road side curio sellers.
You can remember the beer adverts on the tin trays the hotel waiters used...
You can remember thinking that Bengal Juice was OK.
You spat in the Coke fountain at the Bulawayo trade fair...
You have once met a guy in a bar who claimed he was in the guard force special reccie parachute battalion and spent "lank weeks" in African countries not immediately bordering Rhodesia.
You still believe it's wrong to use bad language in mixed company
You still think of traffic lights as robots
You know the words to more than two ABBA songs
You long to hear a radio play
You HATE washing your car and mowing your lawn
You didn't see "Are You Being Served" and other British comedies until 1980
You still find it hard to throw things away when they could be fixed
You went to a school that taught real subjects like grammar and history
You know more than ten of the world's capital cities
You went to a school where instead of being "counselled", unruly students were beaten - and it worked!
You complained to your father that you were disciplined at school - only to find he thought it was a good idea.
You used to call your parents' friends "Uncle" and "Aunty"
You still light up at the sight of a flame lily
You remember seeing your first dead person - and you were under 21
You can't get your head around the idea of men wearing earrings
You really did believe the story about going blind or getting hairy palms (but that didn't stop you)
You used to believe that in England and the USA they must be so much better at everything that we were - until you visited those countries and found they were inhabited by ordinary people who lived ordinary lives
You can remember the "I hate Harrold" car stickers
You have driven on a strip road
You miss rusks (nobody's heard of them in Aussie)
You long for that soft morning glow that brightens the Mashonaland sky between 6am and 8am.
Really miss a great, fantastic, bed rattling, window shaking, earth tremoring, all-kids-and-animals-in-the-parents'-bed tropical storm.
played chicken at an open intersection in Bulawayo ....AND .... you lost !!!
You took your life in your hands by driving through Bulawayo on a Saturday morning!!
You know what a 'hot area' was, and it had nothing to do with the weather!!
You crashed your car into another one, and knew the driver ... ... but were both too drunk to realize ....
You parked your car in a car park and couldn't find it again, because it was a blue Renault 4.
You shot every snake you saw even though you knew they were essential to the balance of nature.
Someone stole your car and returned it the next day, because it was a Renault 4 and they felt sorry for you (hell they were too embarassed to be seen driving it)!
You remember he smell of rain on hot baked sand.
You remember watching the brown grass turn green after a day's rain.
Arguing that Castle was for men Lion was for kids, and pommies
You still remember Stock '84 ..... .... and wake up in the night screaming!!
You used Rhodesian whiskey when your car ran out of petrol!!
You were glad your car ran out of petrol and gave you an excuse to get rid of the Rhodesian whiskey!!
You put green stripes on your R4 so that you could find it in that car park!!!
You went to Beira just to eat peri peri prawns!!
You found a hundred R4s with green stripes on them!!
You drove 700 miles to Messina to buy a toaster ... ... and the b****y thing didn't work when you got back to Salisbury.
You still wonder what this thing polystyrene is, you know of caylite.
You still refer to Koki pens as Neon's.
You are convinced there is not better ice-cream than at the Eskimo Hut.
You long for the "drainage system" of bulawayo, to enjoy riding over the hills.
Muuush is still common in your vocabulary.
You remember Geoffrey Atkins on RTV and Beryl Salt and Martin Locke on RBC.
You still have Wrexx Tarr's "Chilapalapa" LP's and know the words to "Cockie Lobbin".
You brought in the New Year dancing around Boggie's clock in Gwelo and sang Christmas carols around the Municipal Baths.
You hear crickets in July and remember the December Christmas beetles.
You know or still write to someone from Marymount, Peterhouse, Chaplin, CJR, Guinea Fowl or Gwebi Agricultural College.
You saw "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" at least 3 times.
You drank Tanganda Tips tea or Preema Coffee. 8. You shopped at Truworth's, Edgar's, Meikle's or Kingston's.
You had a bush-baby as a pet.
You had an avocado, mango, guava and pawpaw tree in your garden.
You played in a sand pit and on a jungle gym.
You thought bilharzia was an incurable disease and never dipped as much as a finger in a river or lake.
You remember jacaranda trees in full bloom on Selous Ave.
You remember when a Coke or ice-lolly cost a tickie.
You miss the taste of fried bream, fished from Ngamo Dam.
You have at least one ivory, soapstone or wooden carving.
You remember Sunday afternoons at Selukwe Tea Gardens, splashing in the swimming pool, visiting the aviaries, greenhouses and monkeys.
You still remember the taste of gemsquash and melted butter, mealies and Mazoe Orange Juice.
You visited Hot Springs and in turn were visited by mice in the thatch of your hut.
You think there is no green surpassing that of the Sundowana emeralds.
You still expect to see a chongololo after an afternoon rain and call such creepie-crawlies "skelems".
You still call unidentifiable beetles "stink bugs".
Your peace-loving and respected uncle's nickname is "Induna".
You still beleive your A-levels were harder than most first-year University courses today.
You still refer to an expert as a "fundi".
You still have a string of ivory or coloured African beads.
You still say "braai" instead of "barbecue" or "kopje" instead of "hill".
You will die defending the honour of a Rhodesian or Rhodesia but couldn't give a sh-t what people say about your adopted country.
You will kill the next person who calls you a "when-we".
You went to Meikle's on Saturday morning for a pie chips and gravey.
You can not cook a well done steak.
You tell a story of the glory days and when you have finnished, you wonder if anyone actually bellieved a word you said.

Doro
10-12-2009, 01:28 PM
Trust this is the full list????? Found it on a website

Doro
10-12-2009, 01:32 PM
no i have heard of Bezant.... will ask around for more details

Trust this is what everyone is asking for????

BEZANT

The night is old, the moon sinks low
No sound from all about
Six friends they sat upon a wall
And drank their brains right out
Their brandy mixed with orange juice
Lasted a goodly while
One weighed his empty can in hand
And smiled a drunken smile
He tossed the can on good flat ground
Pick handle in his grasp
Then put his forehead onto the wood
Ran six times round and gasped
And reeling well in boozy swell
He grabbed the stick and swung
His shot was wide, he laughed aloud
Then tripped and bit his tongue
When mirth had died the others tried
Each failed to hit the can
Each picked up wounds there, one by one
Who gave up? Not a man!
When daylight came at end of game
All six were stuffed up well
And with fur-tongues and babbelaas
They were in pisscat's hell
Their heads did ache and hurt limbs shake
All bloodied stiff and sore
Before they slept they took a vow
To try this never more
Later awoke and all did choke
All six they barked at ants
Then limped off home to patch them up
And change their shredded pants
And marvelled at the mystery
And pain of playing Bezant!

boards
10-12-2009, 02:56 PM
You secretly peed in the communal bath after a rugby game at Falcon College!!!

checky bugger.... good thing i hated swimming!!

i still pee on the lawn at night and where is/was gremlins??

boards
10-12-2009, 02:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ5GEsaBOgQ

gertrude
10-12-2009, 03:07 PM
Just out of curiousity, does anyone remember a band called 'Friday's Child'?

Skizziks Willit
10-12-2009, 03:07 PM
You secretly peed in the communal bath after a rugby game at Falcon College!!!

checky bugger.... good thing i hated swimming!!

i still pee on the lawn at night and where is/was gremlins??

Now sadly, I'm of an age where I can tell you wher/what Gremlins was. It was on the Enterprise Road, past Newlands shop.. almost opposite the prison I think - no idea what's there now. It was completely novel for Salisbury, and now that I think about it, I suppose it was a nod to the American 50's roller-diners... without the rollerskaiting waitresses.. or even a McDonalds drive through. You parked your car next to a pole with a speaker, like at the drive-in, and there was a menu there. You spoke your order and it was brought to your car. Loved it asa kid but I seem to recall most of the speakers falling into disrepair and the place in general, too. We used to run around the little garden thing they had, over a bridge on a stream. Aaaaha, childhood!

SpaRHawK
10-12-2009, 05:45 PM
You secretly peed in the communal bath after a rugby game at Falcon College!!!

checky bugger.... good thing i hated swimming!!

i still pee on the lawn at night and where is/was gremlins??

Boards... shame on you.. What Skiz said... they put a drive thru Hole in the Wall in the car park at one point.. you must know where that was... you know, when you used to fly down Enterprise Road before they put the circle at the end of Newlands shopping arcade.. way back before Muddy and all those 'improvements' and the bypass was there...

boards
10-12-2009, 06:45 PM
sha guys im a lightie hey... i only came to salisbury, woops i mean harare for cricket or drove through it en route to RSA or Mutare, as a child - gremlins pah never heard of it! hole in the wall? guys i lived in eastlea for 4 years and there is no such thing any longer!

oh and for you africans out there - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjbpwlqp5Qw

boards
10-12-2009, 06:48 PM
sha guys leave me alone I'm a lightie.. only moved out of the district of Karoi at the ripe age of 22.. gremlins has no meaning to me.

oh and for all you Africans, and Iggy - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjbpwlqp5Qw

licorice
10-12-2009, 07:00 PM
sha guys leave me alone I'm a lightie.. only moved out of the district of Karoi at the ripe age of 22.. gremlins has no meaning to me.

oh and for all you Africans, and Iggy - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjbpwlqp5Qw


Boards thats great and has been here before, but it is really nice. So thanks for posting again.

gertrude
10-13-2009, 12:20 PM
I am reliably informed that Gremlins is now the Kebab Centre along Enterprise Road. Never been there personally though because it always looks to me like you could get food poisoning just by driving in.....

boards
10-13-2009, 12:47 PM
ah now i know the kebab centre but only by sight!

igundwane
10-13-2009, 01:03 PM
Now what was the name of that " Pub / Bar " in strathaven shopping centre, not the niteclub round the corner.

Week after i got my car back from the VID impound drove it down there one night, no wings, no bonnet, basically no front end, got out gave the battery to the doorman went in for a few drinks, came out to find the cops clustered round it. Asked if i was going to drive it away, my answer was yes, " But you have no lights " to which i answered, if i get in it and everything works then i will drive away, if not you can fine me. They thought they were onto a winner ! I won they lost ! .... granted all the glass was smashed, but all the bulbs worked :)

Double Mushroom Burgers from Dairy Den in Mutare

That Bakery on the way of Harare next to Msasa Industrial Estate, Excellent Fresh Bread

The Chinese Takeaway in the Avenues Shopping Centre, now this one is going back to when it was run by a chinese family in late 78 / 79 before they moved to Australia in the early 80's ... Now that place knew how to make spring rolls and steak rolls ! Still remember him serving dressed in combats with his FN behind the counter. " Wonder where he is now "

Tabacco Auction Floor Breakfasts ! ..... Now they were proper Breakfasts !

BP shop at Rusape - always used to stop there for cokes, biltong or ice cream or willards tomatoe chips.

gertrude
10-13-2009, 02:57 PM
The Londoner? It's mainly a sports bar now. Only place I can think of in Strathaven that is not a nightclub.

The bakery is Q-Tees.

I don't think there is a Chinese restaurant in Avenues now. There's one in Avondale, KowLee Foods. Pretty good grub there, but if you want REALLY authentic, go to China Garden in Roland Square. Most of them don't even speak English there...just Chinese.

igundwane
10-13-2009, 03:20 PM
We are talking over 18/20 years ago here ......

Angelshark
10-13-2009, 05:58 PM
Does anyone remember the Cafe in Messina called Hunters Cafe and man did we clear out that place with fcuk all rands.

Azieko N'daba
10-14-2009, 02:46 AM
Gertrude says that bakery is Q-Tees. which I am sure it may well be, but when it first opened it was called "Hot and Crusty"

joemac
10-14-2009, 04:08 AM
Oriental Bakery in Bullies! phew, chicken and mushroom pies.

pennymac
10-14-2009, 07:11 AM
Oriental Bakery in Bullies! phew, chicken and mushroom pies.

Oh yeah, I'm with you on that!! We used to go well out of our way to go there. And if you got there at lunch time, you had to queue up with lots of other people, and hope like anything that there'd still be pies left when you got there.

boards
10-14-2009, 07:20 AM
rafaties bread?

coke and lunch bar at banket BP en route to the ''floors'' for a full breakfast with a full view of the auctioneers and tobacco bales all open ans smelling nice!

IB's pizza's, chinhoyi dairy den... lions den/buffalo downs butcheries and their biltong!

the dyke and chinhoyi caves! and putting dollars/cents on the railway line outside marondera!

Doro
10-14-2009, 08:28 AM
Now sadly, I'm of an age where I can tell you wher/what Gremlins was. It was on the Enterprise Road, past Newlands shop.. almost opposite the prison I think - no idea what's there now. It was completely novel for Salisbury, and now that I think about it, I suppose it was a nod to the American 50's roller-diners... without the rollerskaiting waitresses.. or even a McDonalds drive through. You parked your car next to a pole with a speaker, like at the drive-in, and there was a menu there. You spoke your order and it was brought to your car. Loved it asa kid but I seem to recall most of the speakers falling into disrepair and the place in general, too. We used to run around the little garden thing they had, over a bridge on a stream. Aaaaha, childhood!
Yeah we used to pop in on our way. Am sure I saw you smashing up the speakers.....:smiley2:

Doro
10-14-2009, 08:37 AM
rafaties bread?

coke and lunch bar at banket BP en route to the ''floors'' for a full breakfast with a full view of the auctioneers and tobacco bales all open ans smelling nice!

IB's pizza's, chinhoyi dairy den... lions den/buffalo downs butcheries and their biltong!

the dyke and chinhoyi caves! and putting dollars/cents on the railway line outside marondera!
Dude I used to do the same thing putting a whole line of cents on the railway line outside Marondera as I used to help out in my old man's shop and if there was nothing to do my cousins and me will go to the station and lay coins on the railway and play chicken with the train drivers. Also remember that railway crossing crossing the Harare / Mutare road just outside Marondera? We used to play chicken with the train drivers in our cars. We would drive our cars at the same speed as the train keeping one eye on the train driver and as we come round the corner to cross the railway we put our foot down and missing the front of the train by a few meters and the look on the train drivers faces is just well funny..... that is why they probably but up the barriers a few years later!!!! :smiley36:

Skizziks Willit
10-14-2009, 09:25 AM
Gertrude says that bakery is Q-Tees. which I am sure it may well be, but when it first opened it was called "Hot and Crusty"

Coincidentally, that's what I've nicknamed my underwear!

sprout
10-14-2009, 04:40 PM
Here's a burning question...does anybody remember what the nightclub in Avondale was called? The place is now an Edgars...

Skizziks Willit
10-14-2009, 04:51 PM
Here's a burning question...does anybody remember what the nightclub in Avondale was called? The place is now an Edgars...

Rosalinds

igundwane
10-14-2009, 05:00 PM
Rosalinds

That was avondale wasnt it ?

There was Flamingo's on the Lomagundi rd

Skizziks Willit
10-14-2009, 05:05 PM
That was avondale wasnt it ?



Yes, given that his question was, "does anybody remember what the nightclub in Avondale was called?"

igundwane
10-14-2009, 06:05 PM
:hmmmm2: ...... Wasnt wearing my glasses

boards
10-14-2009, 06:08 PM
le matador or something to that effect Sprout?

zipadeedoodaa
10-14-2009, 06:39 PM
Aha!! but does anyone remember the Queensbury Dive in Bulawayo. circa 1953.

Neviille

Skizziks Willit
10-14-2009, 07:08 PM
le matador or something to that effect Sprout?

No, Rosalinds. I spent many a night there in my youth. There's a group dedicated to it on Facebook.

Doro
10-15-2009, 08:26 AM
Here's a burning question...does anybody remember what the nightclub in Avondale was called? The place is now an Edgars...
Also was called The Lighthouse before it was called Rosalinds. Anyone remembered Chriss Nutt as a DJ at Rosalinds? Also anyone remembers the fights in the car park? And grabbing a shopping trolley and having races down the hill by Georges Hotel (is that the correct hotel name by the hill by Rosalinds?) at 5am in the morning playing chicken with the cars? I can't remember what it was called after Rosalinds closed down but still went there a good many times after that with the CF Tulleys crowd (I was at college there for many months)

Skizziks Willit
10-15-2009, 09:41 AM
Also was called The Lighthouse before it was called Rosalinds. Anyone remembered Chriss Nutt as a DJ at Rosalinds? Also anyone remembers the fights in the car park? And grabbing a shopping trolley and having races down the hill by Georges Hotel (is that the correct hotel name by the hill by Rosalinds?) at 5am in the morning playing chicken with the cars? I can't remember what it was called after Rosalinds closed down but still went there a good many times after that with the CF Tulleys crowd (I was at college there for many months)

Aaah yes, The George Hotel - a dubious drinking den of ill-repute, if ever there was one. When we were too young to get into Rosalinds we'd drink there (they'd serve anyone!) and then smuggle our drinks across the road and stand outside Rosalinds and hang out by the trollies, pretending we'd been inside and were cool! Most of the action was outside anyway!

I knew many people from CF Tulleys - half my school mates went there, and my brother worked for them too - and played on their social hockey and football teams.

Tricky Nicky
10-15-2009, 04:33 PM
I too spent many a happy hour at Rosalinds! Those were the days!

I also remember playing football against CF Tulley's I am sure - at some drunken football festival or other. By the end of the day we were so drunk we could hardly see the ball!

Azieko N'daba
10-15-2009, 09:21 PM
Possibly one of those boozers league festivals often held at Postals?

Tricky Nicky
10-16-2009, 08:36 AM
The very same! :smiley20: