Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Did you work in calella during the 80`s.......


The Rabbie Burns.

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

theres chugga...its like going down memory lane..lol

Anonymous said...

Also...has anyone seen horse?

morgo said...

Chugga has a bar up the coast.

Podge said...

I worked in calella 85' 86' and some parts of the next couple of years. Have got some photos, podgeweller@hotmail.co.uk

Anonymous said...

how did the back of my hied get in that photo...? and how, after all these years, could I possible have found it?

Anonymous said...

Hi There
I 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.
Pia
x

linda said...

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.

DorteM said...

I worked at "Champions" and "George& dragons" in the summer of 89..the best summer I ever had...and the guys were awsom;-))

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

gibbo said...

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

Anonymous said...

himy mane is jose luis and worked for chaplins in de 80s in callella and malgrat

cheese said...

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

Anonymous said...

is jose luis did you work in the boot?

Dago 81 said...

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!

Caroline Healy said...

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
mrghazala@hotmail.com

Caroline xx

Caroline Healy said...

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
mrghazala@hotmail.com

Caroline xx

Anonymous said...

Does anyone remember the bar called Tropics?

Terry said...

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?

Anonymous said...

What happened to Barry? ( brummie) worked out there in the late 80's. Is anyone in touch with him?

Briedy said...

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 . . .

Briedy said...

yeah i remember tropics . . .

Briedy said...

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 !!!!!

Anonymous said...

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

tina said...

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

Anonymous said...

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.

sean bain said...

Can anyone tell me if Tricky is still out there?

Marc Bornung said...

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 all
Marc Denmark

Marc Bornung said...

Ups, i mean 1992 or 1993

Marc Bornung said...

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 all
Marc Denmark

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Did you know George who owned tropics?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone temember pete from chaplins he was from stradford on avon linda

Christopher Lawrence Gough said...

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 ;0

Cheers, Chris. HULL.

Christopher Lawrence Gough said...

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 ;0

Cheers, Chris. HULL.

Anonymous said...

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

Briedy said...

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 . . .

Briedy said...

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 . . .

Jordi said...

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.

Josta said...

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!

Thanks
Josta (Netherlands)

gibby said...

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.

calella80'sblogspot said...

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!!

Alfred Jaensch said...

Alfredo from Germany was working in Callela season 1980 and 81.Most
of my friends were English like the two Daves,Jonny Madrid,Bodger or Simon.Does anybody know, where
they're all goneß

Anonymous said...

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 Peb
Stockport

Anonymous said...

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 :(

Anonymous said...

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

Tiffany Eckhardt said...

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!

Coops said...

Scott and Ricky were about then too!

Coops said...

Last saw tricky in nailsea England in 92 for a week,believe he went to Denmark after that.no contact since then!

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.