Golf Club - After the fire 1963

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Golf Club - After the fire 1963

#1 Post by Brian » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:56 pm

28th February 1963 - Photos from David Warburton

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Re: Golf Club - After the fire 1963

#2 Post by xpaddy » Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:12 pm

Brian - I was 19 years old,
and I still remember the Fire
very well.
Kathleen lived in Clermont Gds.
at the time, and I was staying over
there.
My bedroom was at the back of
the house.
I remember waking up to my room
lit up.
I got up and opened the window to
see what was going on, and I could
hear the crackling of the Fire.
It was a massive blaze.
Can't remember how it happened.

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#3 Post by George Williamson » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:14 pm

Sad looking site. But just like the Phoenix comes back bigger and stronger. Liked the old building - something traditional about it.

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#4 Post by dabarry » Sat Jan 18, 2014 1:35 pm

Some events are clearly remembered.
I have a clear recollection of driving
down to look at the carnage the
following morning.

Sad sight. :-(

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#5 Post by mags » Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:43 pm

Although I was living in Clermont Gardens and our house backed onto the Meeting House
which is next door to the Fire Station, I didn't even hear the siren go off. In fact, I slept through the whole thing. It wasn't until later that morning that I found out what had happened. @=)

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#6 Post by xpaddy » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:41 pm

Mags - how did you sleep through
that?
kathleen's house in Clermont was
behind Crilly's, and I don't think
that was too far back from Charlotte St.

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#7 Post by dukestreet » Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:18 pm

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#8 Post by 27Lamanna » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:27 am

Thanks for that information under the picture. I didn't realised that Rose Cottage was the original clubhouse: I was born there.

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#9 Post by northbrook » Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:44 pm

New one on me also, interesting !!

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#10 Post by dabarry » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:04 pm

Dukestreet - another gem uncovered.

This Forum is a mine of information,
why am I still learning at my age.!

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Re: Golf Club - After the fire 1963

#11 Post by flyght1 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:30 pm

Although tche photographs were taken on the 28/2/61, the actual fire took place on early morning 24/2/61

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