Then and now. Olims

By 28 June, 2013 6

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Historygeek’s then and now series rolls on. Today we’re looking at Olims on Ainslie Avenue.

More coming soon.

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6 Responses to Then and now. Olims
#1
old canberran1:37 pm, 28 Jun 13

The Hotel Ainslie / Ainslie Rex /Olims where I spent many a Friday evening after work in the Saloon bar. The Public Bar was a place to go if you wanted to get into an argument especially if you wore a suit and tie like we servants of the public did in those days.

#2
FXST012:24 pm, 28 Jun 13

old canberran said :

The Hotel Ainslie / Ainslie Rex /Olims where I spent many a Friday evening after work in the Saloon bar. The Public Bar was a place to go if you wanted to get into an argument especially if you wore a suit and tie like we servants of the public did in those days.

Agreed, most dress like scumbags nowdays except for the poodlefakers.

#3
Zan4:20 pm, 28 Jun 13

The pic is well before my time. However in the 60s they had a night club at the rear and that is where I first tasted oysters and saw the Bee Gees, the skinny little kids that they were. Fabulous. Earlier than that though my parents used to drink there and my sister and I used to play in the two pine trees in the front. They were in much much better condition that the one now left.

#4
sepi9:47 pm, 28 Jun 13

look at the teeny trees!

#5
liability9:58 pm, 29 Jun 13

It’s actually called the Mecure Canberra now, has been for a while, ever since Mecure purchased it.

As a regular drinker there, I have noticed that they churn through staff at a phenomenal rate. Not a bad place to have a quiet drink, and the food in the bistro is pretty good.

#6
Frustrated8:00 pm, 02 Jul 13

I remember the Treasury christmas party back in 1987 was held there. PaulK came and had a quick pint and thanked us all for the hard work during the year…god I am old now and still a pube.

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