The Royal Naval school of dancing.

tiddlyoggy

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RN_Commando said:
lol never let the truth get in the way of a dit lol
Something like that! :lol: Incidentally, when did it happen? It's a dit I've heard often enough and heard lads talk about the place, but never with any sort of timescales applied. Edit to add: Just remembered that I also heard that this was the reason why servicemen were stopped from working doors, if so, this is in my time and the place would have been open when I've been down the strip, I don't ever recall going there though.
 

BillyNoMates

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sgtpepperband said:
Mod Edit:

Moved to Lil's, in anticipation of some of the replies...
:lol:

The R.N. School of Dance (RN SOD) was sited at the North end of South
Yard, above the Ropery in HM Naval Base, Devonport. It closed its doors
in 1994, when the Chief Dance Instructor, Len Goodman retired and
SLOPS stopped issuing Tights (Mens Jigging-for the use of) NSN D099-242-6969.
They became obsolete (NAAB), even with out of hours coverage.
Here is a rare photo of the Staff from the Wyvern Centre performing the
official "Last RN SOD Bop".
A sad day indeed......

RNSchoolOfDancing.jpg
 

w.anchor

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BillyNoMates said:
sgtpepperband said:
Mod Edit:

Moved to Lil's, in anticipation of some of the replies...
:lol:

The R.N. School of Dance (RN SOD) was sited at the North end of South
Yard, above the Ropery in HM Naval Base, Devonport. It closed its doors
in 1994, when the Chief Dance Instructor, Len Goodman retired and
SLOPS stopped issuing Tights (Mens Jigging-for the use of) NSN D099-242-6969.
They became obsolete (NAAB), even with out of hours coverage.
Here is a rare photo of the Staff from the Wyvern Centre performing the
official "Last RN SOD Bop".
A sad day indeed......



RNSchoolOfDancing.jpg
Enough to make your bleeding gums ache. :(
I can remember the Argyle and Southern Highlanders Being based in Guzz in about 1968ish ,they got themselves in some real shit at the Royal Naval School of dancing.
 

2badge_mango

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I've always understood that the "Royal Naval School of Dancing" title was bestowed on the "Harbour Lights" in Torpoint. It was first opened by John Morrison, the then landlord of the "Standard", early '70s, can't be too sure exactly when, I left Raleigh in '71 and can't remember it being open then, but I can recall John talking about "opening something up for the youngsters". It was certainly a going concern in '75 when we moved from Torpoint.
Rick Jolly refers to it's title in his original "Jackspeak" (1989).
Subsequent generations may have passed the name on to other establishments, but I would be interested to know if this was the original!

2BM
 
tiddlyoggy said:
The only one I know of up a flight of stairs, would be the 2's up (a little before my time anyway), almost nextdoor to the Clipper and opposite Boobs. It was apparently closed down when the bouncers killed a lad by chucking down the stairs and giving him a kicking? The door is still there I believe, next to the Chogey take away.

That was Clones (once!) I know this because I saw OMD there before they became famous!
 

tommo

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I know the title moved on to Jesters when I was in. Boobs wasn't about when I was in. Jo's was for Pompey as was Emma's in Gosport. With Lady Street/Trelawney's/Big T's in Helston.
 
tiddlyoggy said:
The only one I know of up a flight of stairs, would be the 2's up (a little before my time anyway), almost nextdoor to the Clipper and opposite Boobs. It was apparently closed down when the bouncers killed a lad by chucking down the stairs and giving him a kicking? The door is still there I believe, next to the Chogey take away.

Sounds like 'The Roxy' run by the sons of the guy who owned the Sydenham (Jim something). A right pair of tw*ts anyway!
 

brigham600

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The one opposite Boobs had many names including; The Roxy, Clones, The Bird Cage to name some I can remember.

Munroes was actually MONROES and that was above Burtons, top end of Cornwall Street. It was a big 'New Romatics' venue in the early 80's.

Ritzy's was the big place just along from the Two Trees and Wednesdays was always 'Grab a Granny' night, or so RN Commando told me anyway?!?! :)
 

janner

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Definately the Paramount, next door or there abouts to the Antelope. I've good reason to remember as I got filled in there one night by half a dozen bikers. three days in Stonehouse and I've still got the scars. Moral to the story stay off the vodka, this as several will knows gives you the false impression that you can win this sort of fight, so instead of laying down earlier you keep coming back for more. This would have been around 1963/64
 
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