theres chugga...its like going down memory lane..lol
Also...has anyone seen horse?
Chugga has a bar up the coast.
I worked in calella 85' 86' and some parts of the next couple of years. Have got some photos, email@example.com
how did the back of my hied get in that photo...? and how, after all these years, could I possible have found it?
Hi ThereI worked in Chaplins Pub during the summer of 1989,90 & 91.I have been a tourist though every holiday since 1985. I have loads of images but need to get a scanner to scan them in.How funny to come across this website.Piax
hi i worked in calella from 1979 -1989 spent most of my time in the rabbi and alcatraz i remember well chugga and pete from chaplins and silly pete from the red lion. i left calella to become a nurse but it would be nice to keep in touch.
I worked at "Champions" and "George& dragons" in the summer of 89..the best summer I ever had...and the guys were awsom;-))
oh my goodness i can believe i found this site - i worked in callela in the 80's and had to come home quick and borrowed money off someone called jordi who worked in The Boot - from that day to this i have felt awful about not paying him back but i lost all contact details - can anyone help me? i also wish to contact someone called mark he worked in the rabbi burns - thanx
I worked at Pebbles in 84 with Fred(owner) poodle, andy, lived above the Rabbies ,remember Chugga ,Pete,from Chaplins , John Madrid, saw John in 95 when i visited. Played for the footy team, good memories.
I worked in the Rabbie Burns for 5 years initially when the FIRM owned the three pubs which were the Rabbi,The Rovers and the Apples and Pears.The FIRM consisted of P.C.,Fosby,John Coffee and Eddie (who i believe is deceased now)They then split with PC/Fosby at the rabbie Coffee at the Rovers and Eddie at the Apples.Fond memories Gibbo
himy mane is jose luis and worked for chaplins in de 80s in callella and malgrat
hey i worked in champions bar in 1987, best time of my life, would love to get in touch with anyone who worked then, i have some classic pictures
is jose luis did you work in the boot?
Was in the Rabbie Burns in 81. What a pub and Wee Chugga was an absolute diamond. So glad to hear he is doing well and has a boozer in Malgrat. I don't think I will ever forget that holiday. My liver certainly doesn't!
OMG well this is a blast from the past! I worked at the Western Saloon and Hollywood from 87-89 or maybe it was 86. Had a massive crush on Paul - haha :)remember all the faces in the photos especially Owey. Have a whole heap at home will have to get scanning. Also lived at the lovely Taboo apartments. Pia, if you're reading this Hello would love to hear from you - are you still in touch with Dutch Liz?Get in touch if so firstname.lastname@example.orgCaroline xx
Does anyone remember the bar called Tropics?
Gibbo (mingle!)I was in Calella for a couple of months in '78 looking for work. Unfortunately I got knocked over by a car (pi$$ed) and broke my leg and had to go home.I have very fond memories of the time I had there.I can remember PC, fosby, silly Pete, Coffee, Madrid and a Danish bar owner who i think was named Nils. PC gave me a lift back from the Hospital in Barcelona.One of my closest mates is Billy Evans who was there for a few years.Another mate who was with me was John Mann (the Head).My favourite put there was The Red Lion.Are any of the old pubs from '78 still there?
What happened to Barry? ( brummie) worked out there in the late 80's. Is anyone in touch with him?
Hi, I worked in Calella between 88 and 92 . . . Happy days, the queen vic, papas . . many more . . lived with lesley and lola for a few years then moved in with the lizzies . . . remember them .. . . oh god I would love to get in touch with them . . . what happened to the guys from the Thames?? Filip and John eh . .. Caroline and Ashley . . . amazing time . . .
yeah i remember tropics . . .
What ever happen to Paul from theThames, john and rickeys mate (paul grimes) . . . i was in the worst accident ever with Paul . . . he broke his neck . . always wondering how he's getting on . . . i remember taking his dad to see him in hospital in Barca . . really horrible time . . .. . still have nightmares . . .. hope your ok Paul !!!!!
just wondered as you remember tropics, did you know Barry? he was from Birmingham and I remember one year he worked in Tropics with someone called Gary and someone called Loui ( not sure how to spell but he was English) I think it was 1989/1990ish definitely when the lads from Bolton were out there
Just found this site. I went on holidays many moons ago to Calella and remember Filip and Paul (Grimes). Remember him coming to see me when he came home after his car crash, hope they are all well. I spent most of my holiday in the Thames and Alcatraz loved it when the guys used to do the champagne fountain. Got lots of pics will have to dig them out. Happy days!!! x
My name was Knocker (sean) I worked in cheers for 89 and 90 seasons with tricky, scotty, andy, goerdie tony(gipsy), johnny and Agus. Remember you briedy and podge also worked for a month with barry and garry in tropics but Jorge sacked me for being hideously drunk. Remember the lizzies or at least the two Paulas from the trio also Shed, Spaghetti Dave and the D.J who had a bad stutter until he held a microphone to his mouth (Amazing but true). Hedonistic days to say the least. hello to anyone who remembers me and everyone who shared the similar experiences of working in Calella. Love this site. Will dig out some photos.
Can anyone tell me if Tricky is still out there?
This is great site :)I was working in chaplins in 1982, maybe it was in 1983 not sure, its many years ago. But remember a lot of the guys. Pim, dennis, alex, teddy, tony, owey, kent, and few more i can't remember the names.Have plenty of pictures, just need to find them.Cheers allMarc Denmark
Ups, i mean 1992 or 1993
At 1986-87 i'm 1o. i'm from Catalonia. My father works in construction. He build Tropic and Hollywood in Calella. Tropic in 1985 and Hollywood in 1988. My 80's not be nothing without this 2 places.
Did you know George who owned tropics?
Does anyone temember pete from chaplins he was from stradford on avon linda
I worked for Terry at The Western Saloon in 85-87 (I think) Lived at Taboo villas with a bunch of Scandinavian girls and a guy from Sutton coal fields :) Cant remember anyones name now :) I think I remember Caroline from the Western though.. Did you have long straight hair?Does anyone know what happened to Terry and Janis? Oh and their massive hound called pissface ;0Cheers, Chris. HULL.
Whoever put lived above Rabbi Burns in 84 well I lived with you. Me (Grace) and Steph! We worked at the Galeon! I have some excellent photos, including a funny one of 2 of Pebbles blokes having a threesome with a tourist they pulled! That flat was minging! Funny times! x
Hey Knocker . . wow we had some good times !!! where did you go to ?? saw you last when carole and Dave had the pub in Covent Garden ( spagetti Dave )did you ever keep in touch with anybody ?? I'm in touch with a few on FB, looked for you but couldn't find you, hope your well . . .
1st: Tropics is a disco in Lloret de Mar. In Calella was TROPIC Fun Pub. Doesn't exist. I'm happy to talk with you. I don't remember Tropic's owner name.
Hi guys,Nice to see this blog. I didn’t work in Calella but was there June/July 89. We came allot in Cheers and had a great time. Of course with the boys from Cheers; Scottie, Tricky, Johnny, Jason (got sacked in August I believe), Tony (gipsy), etc and some girls we met Karen Stevenson and Katie, last name I can’t remember. I kept contact with Tricky for a short while and with Karen for 2 ½ year. Karen and Katie went back in August 89 and worked for a few weeks at Western Saloon. I know she kept contact with Scottie, Tricky and Tony at that time. I also know that Scottie kept contact with a friend of mine Natasja, at least he tried but it’s too long ago to say what happen. Unfortunately Karen and me lost contact after those years and I’m searching already a while for her. Does anyone knows her and the boys. If so can you let me know where to find them. It’s difficult to find them on Facebook as their names come often and I cannot remember any last name from the boys. Would be nice if I can find them after such a long time. Hope anyone can help!ThanksJosta (Netherlands)
its good to see all the comments about the good old days i worked in the Rabbies for five years during the late seventies i have listed some of the local worthies from that era.Some of them can be contacted through the Calella veterans page on facebook so i have fond memories of Terri Shanley,Silly Pete,Doyle,Zeb,wee Bobbie,PC,Fosby,Sensible,Lynda,Scottish Mary.Big Davy,Scouse,Merv,yvonne,Madrid,(Eddie & Coff deceased rip)Dot and Jayne ,Billy Evans,Tommo,Father Murphy,quick Draw,mad danny,Big Algy,rod the prod,ross,pedro,joe,alan(gladys)wee chugga,wee davie,sutcliffe,the general,math,pete day.bodger i have probably missed half of the people i knew back then but it was a hazy time love to catch up with anyone who remembers me.
hey briedy how the devil are you. I do remember the last time I saw you in covent garden I believe. I'm just chiselling away living on a small remote Scottish island. I'm trying to set up a BlogSpot to write down some yarns from the old days. They may be a little risqué but the names of the guilty have been changed to protect the innocent who have been named cos they were.... Innocent!!
Alfredo from Germany was working in Callela season 1980 and 81.Mostof my friends were English like the two Daves,Jonny Madrid,Bodger or Simon.Does anybody know, wherethey're all goneß
Johny Madrids still going strong at the Alcatraz never changes!Great nite!Scouse (Mr Phil Love) still goes in I didn't realise he has come out of the closet?Cheers PebStockport
hello to anybody who cares....Scottie here, worked in calella 89-91 mainly in cheers fun pub. what brilliant memories, those that i can remember. i remember you briedy and pretty much all the crew from Tropic, beach boys & the Thames. Still buddys with Knocker and Andy.Cant listen to "come on eileen" or "feeling hot hot hot" without a sense of nostalgia and a chuckle. Last visited Calella in 1999 to catch up with me old mucker Tricky. bet i wouldnt even recognise the place nowadays. i'll look on regularly to see if anyones about. love to hear from anyone who was around then, lost all my photyos in late 90's :(
I remember Tropics I loved it that was there in 1987 I think. I was with my boyfriend but there were these really good looking black haired lads that worked there dancing! I remember the Western Saloon too, but it is difficult to remember more now :( xxx
We were there July 1985. . Stayed at the holiday centre. . 12 Welsh girls who took over The talk of the town and The Thames. 2 incredible weeks with jordi, andreas , cliff from talk of the town and John and Andy from the Thames! (Sorry if I've missed anyone out )..be good if anyone remembered us lol!
Scott and Ricky were about then too!
Last saw tricky in nailsea England in 92 for a week,believe he went to Denmark after that.no contact since then!
visited Calella with my mates in 89&90. Does anybody remember or know what happened to any of the lads from Cheers? Tony, Tricky, Johnny the DJ. Scotty,Knocker& Andy (I think those guys were from the same town) and another spanish fella i think he was called August???.what a crazy bunch of lads. they used to take us into the Highwayman club for free after they finished work...and sort the drinks too for me and my mates!!! quality holiday.Jason from Reading.
Was on a girls holiday there June 1988, we would go to Tropic and Beach Boys Bar, remember Scotty Andy George and August, have loads of photos somewhere.
I was in Calella in the eighties, from 1980 till 1990, remember Eddie (RIP), Primo, Marcos, Silly Pete, who called me crazy Pete. I worked in the Apples and Pears and Disco Underground. Greets Crazy Pete
I did a summer there in 1989 (i think) started at coasters and then the rest of the summer at Hollywood. Never forget the times riding round the town on mini penny farthing bikes promoting the club and then finishing work and going to Disco High. All the British workers together. Shared a flat with and excuse my French "piss pot Pete, Scottish Alan and a guy from Chesterfield who for the life of me I can't remember his name. Any one who was there who can remember me get in touch. Jon. Jonharvey80@gmail.com
Hello. I work in 90 and 91 in chaplins, rising sun and frog and toad. returned home with Clarie form pebbels, we were together for 3-4 years after. Have no contact with anyone from that time. Met peach that I work with in the rising sun, back in 2005 when I was on holiday in calella.ThomasOdense
I worked in Lennon's Bar when it first opened in 1981 - I remember we could drink while working so god knows how we ever gave anyone the right change, and the endless repetitions of Grease video. My friend Sarah worked at the Highwayman. We used to stop at the bakery for breakfast when we went home at about 6 am. Great summer.
Went in '83 - first boys holiday. Have some great pics / memories. Fantastic. Malibu Bar as well? Does anyone know the address of Chaplins or Rovers Return bar? Going near there this summer and wanted to pop by..!
Hava great memories of all guyz from Rovers, apples and pears and Western saloon, especially Fosby.. Always in my heart Elaine
I worked in the beach boys 1984 to 1987 Also did the beach party 1985-86 Great laugh , my names Martin , ( monkey ) . Been trying to track down my mate Denis from Middlesbrough .. But no luck over the years I'm living happy in Thailand now retired , I'm terrible with names , but so many good lads ( and lasses ) from back then ..
the future is now
Steve NyeHello Calella mob of the 80s, I worked in San Jaime apartments 85/86, the BlackBull 86/87,Apples and Pears 87/89.I remember all you guys as most of you ate in the san jaime cafe.The character that stands out for me was the great Eddie from Cheers because of his wisdom on life. also if i was to name a top party animal its probably Welsh Clive from the Blackbull, he knew how to party like a pep monster.All my memories from that time were life changing, some fukin great times and some fukin tragedies too. But it was all amazing. Special Love sent to The Lizzies, i lived with you for 2 seasons,The Lizzies called me Debs,fuck knows why.
fuck it, im going for a holiday in may 8th 2017, 30 years to the day. old ghosts need a tan.
Hi I lived in calellla 13 seasons I still keep in touch with alcatraz staff on FB I have fond memories from 1977 to 1990. Happy days x
Ahh my god taffy hear worked in cats whiskers pinada 88 then in the Alcatraz with johny Madrid 89 fantastic 2 seasons see subway still there hi its Alison hope you are all well need to revisit .Jane yvonne cant remember the others in the Alcatraz but what memories Sykes kev Carlisle .Hi Jonn hope all is well
A memory of you causing a mass fight outside of the high with a load of Dutch. Hows ya teeth Knocker?
Spent every night in the 'Thames' with our friends Jimmy and Christine and their 5 boys!Think 'George'was running it then with a few other entertainment lads,this was in the late 80's I think.Our favourite record and dance at the time was 'Hot,Hot,Hot'we went for 3 or 4 years on the trot,they were great times.!!!
My name is Gitte Brandenburg and I worked at the danish restaurant Dina. I hang out at The Red Lion and George & the Dragon. Remember Spud, Carlos and the other crazy guys...two came to see me in Denmark..but sadly I lost contact. Find me on FB if I know you!
Just found this site .....Scottish Phil barman Talk of the Town
Hi Red here. Worked in Chaplins Malgrat with Clyde and JonJon. Then 2 years in Chaplins Calella with Peter,Kenny,Little Davy and Cilla. Then managed Golden Gloves in its first year, 1985. Fantastic memories but never been back since. Still in touch with a few friends through Facebook and started up a facebook page a few years ago. Anyway, hi to anyone who remembers me.
Does any one remover maxims bar?
I was there in '82. Best time of my life! Does anyone remember "Ted" or Duncan from Essex. I lost touch. He had chevrons shaved in to the back of his head and he had a mate who looked the spit of Nick Heywood and Haircut 100! email@example.com
You mentioned Teddy Would that be Ted from Harlow, Essex? Had chevrons shaved into the back of his head and he had a mate who looked the spit of Nick Heywood of haircut 100? He and I were great mates in 1982 1983 but over the years we lost touch.
I lived with you to Steve ( foxy ) I had the front bedroom in the rabbies , you were in the living room
Hello Dave , I worked in the Thames from 87 to 92 , apart from a year off in 1990 , we didn’t have anyone called George work there mate
Well well, the legend that is Foxy, good times mate, always remember your tripe and tomatoes. i went back last year for a week, 30 years to the day. obviously its not the same. only the alcatraz and gringos are still open but it was good to walk around with all the good memories. Mary still has gringos but the white horse is gone. got my dates wrong on the last post,,it was 87 to 90. great to hear from you mate.
it kinda sucks that 31 years later, i still miss it, we were kings,we were alive. how can we get that back? where do we go from here? is it just me? or am I just dreaming of a past that we will never see again? fuck this old shit, we were there, we mattered, we made theyre holiday,we made our future. we have lived.
Paul 'George' was the the name of the owner of the Thames when we used to go there.We went back a few years later but it wasn't the same sorry to say.They had a small stage area built on the left as you go in the door,whereas before you could dance anywhere on the ground floor,but we usually sat upstairs on the O/s verandah.
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