Downer Club gone

johnboy 12 April 2011 6
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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6 Responses to Downer Club gone
basketcase basketcase 5:46 pm 12 Apr 11

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.

Thumper Thumper 11:59 am 12 Apr 11

But we’ve only got room in this town for poker machines and apartments these days

Sadly, it appears to be so.

johnboy johnboy 11:54 am 12 Apr 11

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

p1 p1 11:48 am 12 Apr 11

I hope someone has heritage listed that sign.

Lefty Lefty 11:15 am 12 Apr 11

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…

XO_VSOP XO_VSOP 11:04 am 12 Apr 11

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

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