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#121 Mike K.

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 06:55 AM

And then Mrs. Sparky said get that thing out of my hallway?

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#122 Sparky

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 07:10 AM

Ha! No the hallway between Big Bad John’s and the washrooms.
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#123 Mike K.

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 07:26 AM

Ah, now I remember it being there. Cool!

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#124 LJ

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 07:41 PM

That's quite a flashlight collection you have there, Sparky.


Life's a journey......so roll down the window and enjoy the breeze.

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Posted 19 June 2022 - 08:03 PM

Ha! You should see the telephones.
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#126 FogPub

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Posted 20 June 2022 - 02:33 PM

I think to get to what used to be the Bastion you go to Garrick's Head and then downstairs toward the washrooms.  Along the hall leading to the men's there's a sloping spur hallway leading down to the right to a (usually locked) door.  I'm pretty sure the Bastion was in there, though I'm also pretty sure that wasn't the main way of getting in and the spur hall was just the washroom access.



#127 dasmo

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Posted 20 June 2022 - 03:46 PM

I'm just looking forward to seeing what happens to that truck outside. Also nice pachinko machine. Is it working? My grandpa used to have one. I spent many hours playing that machine. 



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Posted 20 June 2022 - 04:33 PM

O dear.

At the risk of sliding off topic, I am a fan of all things old especially old saloons. (See what I did there ?)

So now that I posted a personal picture...and you are looking at the background...the truck (1952 Ford flatbed) runs. It;s a backdrop to my saloon.

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The saloon itself (that’s where Big Bad John is located) is a work in progress.

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Yes the Pachinko machine works.
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#129 dasmo

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Posted 20 June 2022 - 06:51 PM

Worthy projects. You going to restore the truck? Rat rod it? My grandpa also used to do that. He had a fully restored Model T he would ride us around in. My uncle made hot rods.

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Posted 20 June 2022 - 09:19 PM

I think to get to what used to be the Bastion you go to Garrick's Head and then downstairs toward the washrooms. Along the hall leading to the men's there's a sloping spur hallway leading down to the right to a (usually locked) door. I'm pretty sure the Bastion was in there, though I'm also pretty sure that wasn't the main way of getting in and the spur hall was just the washroom access.


In the early 00s we discovered that door had rarely been locked, so we took to hanging out down there with our beers every now and then. It was kinda eerie and weird being in a nightclub/bar environment with only emergency lighting in the space, and a busy bar above. Eventually the door was locked one day and that was that.
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#131 FogPub

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Posted 23 June 2022 - 09:19 PM

In the early 00s we discovered that door had rarely been locked, so we took to hanging out down there with our beers every now and then. It was kinda eerie and weird being in a nightclub/bar environment with only emergency lighting in the space, and a busy bar above. Eventually the door was locked one day and that was that.

As long as it wasn't locked while you were in there... :)


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