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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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Then and now. Olims
old canberran 1:37 pm
28 Jun 13
#1

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.

FXST01 2:24 pm
28 Jun 13
#2

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.

Zan 4:20 pm
28 Jun 13
#3

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.

sepi 9:47 pm
28 Jun 13
#4

look at the teeny trees!

liability 9:58 pm
29 Jun 13
#5

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.

Frustrated 8:00 pm
02 Jul 13
#6

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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