12 April 2011

Downer Club gone

| johnboy
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where once stood the downer club

Owen’s sent in this picture of what used to be the Downer Club, noting the sign is all that now remains.

I really miss the observatory. It used to make for a sensational date, dinner at one of Dickson’s fancier restaurants and then gaze into the secrets of the cosmos.

Any girl who didn’t melt at that was, well, not right for me.

But we’ve only got room in this town for poker machines and apartments these days (and not enough apartments at that).

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Both the Dara and Downer clubs were less than 5 minutes walk for me in another day and age. Interesting days and times but we’ve all moved on.

That area is a bit of a hodge podge now, planning seems to have lost the plot for that bit of Dickson. Pity.

If it becomes troublesome to development plans I doubt heritage protection will save it from an accident of some sort.

I hope someone has heritage listed that sign.

Ahhh…the memories 🙂

The soccer; the poker machines (when they only had the one handle – and you could only put 20c in,one at a time); the great raffles; the space invader machines; the observatory; taking the kids there for a great family night out….it was a great little club back in the day.

Sad to see it go…

The discos from when i was 12 to 14 were memorable. it will be missed, really missed!

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