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Rog T (well known City) used to get in the Trooper a bit. Lives in Keynsham nowadays I think? Used to drink in the boozer by Keynsham Rugby club last I heard. Trooper had a good old skool music night at one time. 

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4 hours ago, sglosbcfc said:

When I was a kid at school in hanham I'd say it was 80-20 Gas, now I'd say 60-40 Gas and that is only because of old timers, much more City kits worn by youngsters than Gas.

I got that wrong then, always thought Harnham was red 

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3 hours ago, Banjo Island said:

Hi harry i to drank in the butchers the lamb and barrs court and yeah there were some nasty characters luckily for me i grew up with them all and got on well with most of them although i took some severe shit over the years including having a harp larger glass belted round my chin for singing heyo britol city at a disco in the early 70's and despite many attempts to turn me gas including a couple of kidnappings 😂😂 taking me to eastville to see watney cup final and fa cup game v southampton paul randalls double i refused to buckle and became the only sheead from the island 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏COYR❤❤

Ah. The trials and tribulations of living North of the River.

I was actually persuaded by my Rovers mates to do ballboy duties at Eastville for one game vs Reading as part of an indoctrination campaign. Massive fail I’m pleased to say, although I was shitting myself for most of that match in case any of the lads started shouting out ‘he’s a City fan’. 

Can also remember having a very dodgy night at Redland with me brazenly wearing my Bristol City blazer badge on a denim jacket in a Disco. Big mistake and there were 30 guys waiting for me outside the door. Lower profile in that neighbourhood from then on! 

Those on the South Side of the river had it easy!

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2 hours ago, BanburyRed said:

Matt Bryant, former pupil of Hanham High if I remember correctly....

Yeah, indeed he was. I think he was in the 5th year when I was in the 1st.

The most famous person from Hanham High until Stephen Merchant and "The Office" 

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7 hours ago, Harry said:

I used to live not too far from the Butchers. Back then (80’s, 90’s), it was just an old man farmers type pub. Only went in there a couple of times but there was one chap who went in there who I didn’t particularly like, and he was gas. 
I also used to frequent the Barrs Court back in those days, which was mostly ok, until the gas lot from the Lamb on banjo all started going in there. Had a couple of ‘run-ins’ and found it was best for my own safety not to bother going there any more. 

Barrs Court is a curry house now.

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6 hours ago, citytop22 said:

Started drinking in the Jolly early 70s and I can't remember that

Much, much later mate, this was mid 90s, definitely happened. Another landlord a little time later screwed a girl on a pool table, then put it on the big screen after it was filmed on CCTV. Classy joint 😄

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9 hours ago, Midlands Robin said:

Yeah, indeed he was. I think he was in the 5th year when I was in the 1st.

The most famous person from Hanham High until Stephen Merchant and "The Office" 

Matt Bryant's brother, Simon, also went to Hanham High and skippered the Rovers.

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7 hours ago, sglosbcfc said:

Much, much later mate, this was mid 90s, definitely happened. Another landlord a little time later screwed a girl on a pool table, then put it on the big screen after it was filmed on CCTV. Classy joint 😄

I didn't realise the landlord had died. I wasn't living in Hanham at the time (I moved here in 2007) , but I knew the people involved and got to know the landlord after doing some work there. I would have thought if his death was as a result of the assault (which was appalling btw) charges would have been brought.

My son works in there now, so be careful about announcing if you're red or you'll run the danger of being given the out of date crisps :)

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16 hours ago, Harry said:

I used to live not too far from the Butchers. Back then (80’s, 90’s), it was just an old man farmers type pub. Only went in there a couple of times but there was one chap who went in there who I didn’t particularly like, and he was gas. 
I also used to frequent the Barrs Court back in those days, which was mostly ok, until the gas lot from the Lamb on banjo all started going in there. Had a couple of ‘run-ins’ and found it was best for my own safety not to bother going there any more. 

*coughs*

Or, you could tell the story of how you ended up barred from the Butchers Arms, for doing absolutely nothing wrong.

Now, for those familiar with the area you'll remember back in the 90s, the land pretty much opposite the Butchers was largely undeveloped. You had Wickes, Great Mills and Asda Longwell, that was pretty much it.

This resulted in a lot of wasteland, which back then attracted a fair few members of the travelling community.

All it took was one young lad, with a fondness for Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine (complete with tribute haircut) and a checked shirt to walk in to the pub for a very nervous landlord to immediately decide our hero in this tale might well be there to size up just how much lead could be on the roof and refuse him service.

Despite the fact he had an encyclopedic knowledge of the area and he made reasonable arguments as to why any exclusion was far from justified, the reality was, where the 44 bus stopped just wasn't ready for one particular fashion trailblazer.

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1 hour ago, sglosbcfc said:

Matt Bryant's brother, Simon, also went to Hanham High and skippered the Rovers.

This I did not know. Was he older or younger than Matt? 

I seem to recall there was a lad in my year, Spencer Thomas, who was on the Gas books as a kid for a while but it never went anywhere. 

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3 minutes ago, Midlands Robin said:

This I did not know. Was he older or younger than Matt? 

I seem to recall there was a lad in my year, Spencer Thomas, who was on the Gas books as a kid for a while but it never went anywhere. 

Simon was younger and was a very gifted player who was expected to go onto greater things (Manchester United were rumoured to be very interested) but -allegedly- was more fond of going out with his mates than he should have been .

Spenny Thomas was a very good local player who can now be seen coaching a very good kids team in Hanham.

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14 minutes ago, Midlands Robin said:

This I did not know. Was he older or younger than Matt? 

I seem to recall there was a lad in my year, Spencer Thomas, who was on the Gas books as a kid for a while but it never went anywhere. 

Probably stuck in the carpark at the stadium still, surrounded by tens of thousands of the loyal and true.

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24 minutes ago, Midlands Robin said:

This I did not know. Was he older or younger than Matt? 

I seem to recall there was a lad in my year, Spencer Thomas, who was on the Gas books as a kid for a while but it never went anywhere. 

We must know each other. I was in Spenny’s year too. 
Yeah, he went to rovers on YTS. He goes down the gate now though 

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49 minutes ago, Bristol Rob said:

*coughs*

Or, you could tell the story of how you ended up barred from the Butchers Arms, for doing absolutely nothing wrong.

Now, for those familiar with the area you'll remember back in the 90s, the land pretty much opposite the Butchers was largely undeveloped. You had Wickes, Great Mills and Asda Longwell, that was pretty much it.

This resulted in a lot of wasteland, which back then attracted a fair few members of the travelling community.

All it took was one young lad, with a fondness for Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine (complete with tribute haircut) and a checked shirt to walk in to the pub for a very nervous landlord to immediately decide our hero in this tale might well be there to size up just how much lead could be on the roof and refuse him service.

Despite the fact he had an encyclopedic knowledge of the area and he made reasonable arguments as to why any exclusion was far from justified, the reality was, where the 44 bus stopped just wasn't ready for one particular fashion trailblazer.

Ha ha. Great memory Rob. I had forgotten about that. I have to say, that haircut I had was an absolute shocker!! 

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6 minutes ago, Harry said:

We must know each other. I was in Spenny’s year too. 
Yeah, he went to rovers on YTS. He goes down the gate now though 

I'm a fair bit older and Spenny is more of friends of friends rather than him being a mate, but I was quite involved with the Boco a few years back and still pop over to watch a game or have a pint now and then.

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Moved to Hanham not long back after spending most of life in Briz. Was expecting it to be full of gas but have to say you see many more city shirts around than gas which was a surprise. So just to confirm, I need to head to the Maypole to watch city on sky to be amongst reds?  I think it’s a myth from south that these areas are all gas but did get called a shithead walking through kingswood when a group of 6 young ones spotted a tattoo & in asda by an old boy.
 

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1 hour ago, Miah Dennehy said:

I'm a fair bit older and Spenny is more of friends of friends rather than him being a mate, but I was quite involved with the Boco a few years back and still pop over to watch a game or have a pint now and then.

Live right by Boco and good team to watch  with a great clubhouse.  One of residents in favour of the floodlights

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My footballing dreams ended in the 4th year of Primary School playing for Christchurch against our nearest and greatest rivals Hanham Abbotts. 

I came on as a sub with about 20 minutes to go and was playing at the back. I can't remember what the score was but I think we were drawing at that point. 

The ball came passed me and instead of collecting it which would have been easy as it wasn't moving that quickly, I called out "your ball keeper". Unfortunately I think our keeper was half asleep and I watched in horror as the ball trickled across the line. 

Hanham High had quite a strong reputation for football in the late 80s but I moved on to Rugby by then. 

And yes @harry, I believe we do know each other. I have a strong recollection of being in the Maypole with you, Dave Martin and Matt Bryant at one time. 

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12 hours ago, YorkshireSection said:

State on those!

You been on the old Peyote much Tone?!?!?!?!

Yeah maan !!

Bob Marley & de Wailers and de real mish maash of de ganja maan !!

 

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15 hours ago, GasDestroyer said:

Rog T (well known City) used to get in the Trooper a bit. Lives in Keynsham nowadays I think? Used to drink in the boozer by Keynsham Rugby club last I heard. Trooper had a good old skool music night at one time. 

Roger is a good friend of mine since early 70s he always lived in keynsham and I was from Hanham we did use the maypole a lot and Town in those days ! I use to run coaches to away games from hanham aswell  

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15 hours ago, Midlands Robin said:

Yeah, indeed he was. I think he was in the 5th year when I was in the 1st.

The most famous person from Hanham High until Stephen Merchant and "The Office" 

...and Dean Radford (went to Southampton)

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27 minutes ago, weymouth red said:

Yes since late 70s hanham has been red we all use to youse the no 9 bus from hanham to the gate 🍻

Me incuded after walking to hanham from banjo there was always two notorius brothers on board the number 9 😉😉we later became good friends and me my brothers and city mates started drinking in the maypole pre match it was always packed with quality city lads many away trips folowed with plenty of stories to tell one trip i remeber we all got a coach from the hippodrome at 7 oclock am for a 3 olock kick off in newport by 10 clock the two brothers had been arrested for scrapping by the time we got back on coach after game there was about 20 on board it had left bristol with 50  😂😂😂😂

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3 hours ago, Harry said:

Ha ha. Great memory Rob. I had forgotten about that. I have to say, that haircut I had was an absolute shocker!! 

Nothing wrong with a ‘JimBob’ Harry!  All the rage back then along with curtains with an undercut!  

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3 minutes ago, lenred said:

Nothing wrong with a ‘JimBob’ Harry!  All the rage back then along with curtains with an undercut!  

Ha ha. Yeah, mine was a particularly poor effort 😂

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