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Postby BLAKEY » Thu 20 Jan, 2011 11:47 pm

zip55 wrote:
My memory isn't 100% but I'll swear there was a Wimpy on Boar Lane right where Caffe Nero is now.


Wasn't that The Golden Egg zip55 ??
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Postby zip55 » Fri 21 Jan, 2011 12:01 am

Thanks Blakey, you're absolutely correct. You can see it in the background on this shot.

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Postby Bramley4woods » Fri 21 Jan, 2011 1:17 am

zip55 wrote:
And talking of food, does anyone remember the Magic Box on Albion St?


I do it scarcely deserved the accolade of being described as a food suppliers.

A shop unit full of shiny vending machines selling such exotica as hot dinners including Yorkshire puddins and apple pie and custard kept hot 'till 3, 4 or 5 am.

What more can one say ?
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Postby leedsGreatestSon » Fri 21 Jan, 2011 10:01 am

Speaking of there being a Wendy's at the top of Briggate, does anyone remember next door (I think) being a Rover museum. Or am I just making that up??

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Postby Leodian » Fri 21 Jan, 2011 12:24 pm

leedsGreatestSon wrote:
Speaking of there being a Wendy's at the top of Briggate, does anyone remember next door (I think) being a Rover museum. Or am I just making that up??


I remember that. It was at (or about at) the site where Borders was (I think that site is currently a temporary cheap goods shop). I recall that it had a roundabout like passageway that you walked round while seeing what was on display.
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Postby raveydavey » Fri 21 Jan, 2011 8:39 pm

Leodian wrote:
leedsGreatestSon wrote:
Speaking of there being a Wendy's at the top of Briggate, does anyone remember next door (I think) being a Rover museum. Or am I just making that up??


I remember that. It was at (or about at) the site where Borders was (I think that site is currently a temporary cheap goods shop). I recall that it had a roundabout like passageway that you walked round while seeing what was on display.


I'd completely forgotten that until you mentioned it! Some sort of quasi-historical exhibition which actually formed part of a sales pitch for a new model, I think.
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Postby biofichompinc » Sun 23 Jan, 2011 7:54 pm

I am sure back in the mid-sixties there was a Wimpy Bar in the Merrion Centre. It was near the entrance to the Merrion Market on the right hand side as you walked from the Odeon up towards Merrion Way.
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Postby uncle mick » Mon 24 Jan, 2011 1:47 am

salt 'n pepper wrote:
I am sure back in the mid-sixties there was a Wimpy Bar in the Merrion Centre. It was near the entrance to the Merrion Market on the right hand side as you walked from the Odeon up towards Merrion Way.

This is the only Wimpy in the Merrion on Leodis.Is this it?
http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=9565&DISPLAY=FULL    

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Postby BLAKEY » Mon 24 Jan, 2011 9:19 am

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This is the only Wimpy in the Merrion on Leodis.Is this it?
http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=9565&DISPLAY=FULL    

Gosh this picture brings back memories - at that time all inbound buses from Otley Road had to go through the Merrion Centre road (as was then) and round the 90 degree bend visible in the picture, then down the steep slope which is now a covered pedestrian ramp to rejoin Woodhouse Lane. During the morning peak period we had the very devil of a job to get past the bread vans (with back doors up or open) which parked there to make their deliveries on foot within the Centre.
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Postby LS1 » Mon 24 Jan, 2011 9:23 am

uncle mick wrote:
salt 'n pepper wrote:
I am sure back in the mid-sixties there was a Wimpy Bar in the Merrion Centre. It was near the entrance to the Merrion Market on the right hand side as you walked from the Odeon up towards Merrion Way.

This is the only Wimpy in the Merrion on Leodis.Is this it?
http://www.leodis.net/display.aspx?resourceIdentifier=9565&DISPLAY=FULL    

This is it, as don't forget (as Blakey also mentions) this section is now covered up and the Wimpy is just before where you would now make a right to get to the car park lifts.

You can also see in the background the engravers on Cobourg Street (now Merrion Street) that would later become Yorkshire Bank HQ.

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