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Brian Leahy
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quotePosted at 17:21 on 20th January 2013

I can remember Bretts School of Dancing in the Boswell Building but I'm also pretty sure that there was also another place of the same sort in George Street but I Can't remember its name.  Can any help?

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quotePosted at 19:55 on 20th January 2013

Hey, I also remember 'Bretts' Brian. We used to buy Orange and/or Blackcurrant juice on in there (no alcohol in those days) and nipped down to the 'Grapes' in George Street before the night was out. Ha, remember it well! Wasn't Brew 11 around then, phoarrh that was a strong un too!

Don't remember anything else in George Street, but the Forum was local.

Does that mean you live in Oxford Brian? Anna and I live in Wheatley having been born locally also.

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quotePosted at 19:56 on 20th January 2013
The Cadena Cafe was close by too! lol
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Brian Leahy
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quotePosted at 09:48 on 21st January 2013

I lived in Oxford in Hythe Bridge Street from about 1944 when my sister and I were reclaimed as it were from Kingston Blount where had been evacuated to from London.  I left Oxford when I got married and now live the other side of Abingdon.

I remember the Cadena Café and the wonderful smell of fresh coffee when ordinary folk only drank Camp Coffee.

I’m in the process of writing a few words on that period for my grandchildren to read if there ever interested but there are lots of bits and pieces I’ve forgotten after sixty years or so and I will probably be back a few times with more questions.

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quotePosted at 13:50 on 21st January 2013

Good luck with that then Brian.

What about Frank Coopers Marmalade Factory that used to be on the Botley Road?

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Sue H
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quotePosted at 16:38 on 21st January 2013

A bit before my time, not being as OLD as our Ron Smiley happy old 009.gif.

The only dancing I remember was at the Merry Bells in Wheatley. Oh yeah! Go Disco! 

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quotePosted at 21:17 on 21st January 2013

Grrrrrrrrgh! lol

How ya doin mate?

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Sue H
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quotePosted at 22:27 on 21st January 2013
Geting along, thanks Ron. Side effects of the chemo kick, but you do what you can. 
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Doreen Barker
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quotePosted at 21:38 on 1st September 2014
On 20th January 2013 17:21, Brian Leahy wrote:

I can remember Bretts School of Dancing in the Boswell Building but I'm also pretty sure that there was also another place of the same sort in George Street but I Can't remember its name.  Can any help?

ODS (Oxford Dancing School) was in George Street: it was connected with Bretts, but encouraged over 25s rather than teenagers.
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quotePosted at 21:42 on 1st September 2014

Yes, I remember that also Doreen!

Above Boswells wasn't it....

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