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The Tree in Joanna's

One_Eyed_Willy

Lantern Swinger
Chaz said:
Talking of disease, if memory serves me correctly they even served food in there in a bar at the back? Having said that if Jack wants his "BEBOB" then he'll eat anything!!!


Very true, i ate something in Peru once, no idea what it was but at 4am it tasted ok
 

Chaz

MIA
One_Eyed_Willy said:
Chaz said:
Talking of disease, if memory serves me correctly they even served food in there in a bar at the back? Having said that if Jack wants his "BEBOB" then he'll eat anything!!!


Very true, i ate something in Peru once, no idea what it was but at 4am it tasted ok

Peru = Guinea Pigs legs and Crystal beer - Hermione 1986!
 
Remember it well in the 70's,cracking place to pull a bird after buying them sticky greens all night. Lots of swapping spit and dreams of a legover later, dancing to Barry White etc.
Then some t&%t puts the lights on--Nooooooooo!

Remember the Widows Op on a wednesday at the Top Rank I think it was in Pompey.

They put the lights on there as well!! Double Noooooooooooo!
(Did manage to get my end away once though,she said her dad was a Chief)
 
I'm sure the tree was there around 1990/91, I'm convinced I have memories of my feet sticking to the floor and p1ssing in the large ceramic container that housed the tree.
 
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Guest
What I always wonder was this;

There were 3 regular female type people that went into jo's on a daily basis. Now, these women, were........erm, I could say on the large side but that would be too kind, they were MAAAAAHHHOOOOSSSIVVEEE and sat in the sofas inbetween the entrance door and the DJ booth.

Memory serves me correct, these 'ladies' were mother, daughter and auntie and were the top notches on 'pull a pig night'.

One of you lovely lads must know who I am talking about............given dates 1999 - 2002 :afro:
 

philc

Midshipman
Remember it being their early 80s, went back around 88/89 and don't recall it being their. Like others to pished to notice.
 
i was on course from 90-94 and I'm pretty sure there was something green in the middle. of course i could be wrong but then i was for kew gardens - only to meet some luveeerly ladies and hope they lived close by - couldnt afford much on a young tiffs wages
 

oberon

Lantern Swinger
My first visit to Jo's was '83 can't remember the tree - but I was pissed. My club of choice was Beasties, Gold card holder.
 

Scouse_Scribes

Lantern Swinger
I first went to Jo's in 86, think the pot was there but don't remember the tree.

I remember being in there one night, must have been 92/93 ish with a couple of mates. We were in the back bar when these two crocadillopigs came on the sticky green hunt.

Fitzy sussed these two as they were bearing down on us, as soon as they opened their mouths Fitzy starts doing sign language to me and his oppo (can't remember his name), we despite being hammered pick the wind up and begin to run with it. One of the daft bints after being told that Fitzy was completely deaf from firing 4.5s, starts the age old fave "he's deaf I'll just shout at the top of my voice" we managed to carry this on for about 20 mins and frankly we were getting a bit bored when a third hoofer walks up and starts talking to her mates. The thick one tells her that Fitzy was deaf. Lo and behold she starts signing at Fitzy, turns out her sis is profoundly deaf

Exit stage left wetting our pants 3 v-drunk matelots followed by abuse unheard on a sat night in Jo's NOT.

Happy days
 

PartTimer

War Hero
Went there for the first time 92ish and being told the tree had died because of all the pissed up matelots relieving themselves against it, so it was gone by then.

Being mostly Gosport based I always preferred Emmas anyway! Your shoes didn't stick so much to the floor and it was full of gopping Pompey slappers trying to trap a matelot.
 

Father_Famine

Lantern Swinger
memories.............

I used to go to Jo's in the 70's and remember said tree well, trapped some real dogs in there. Remember there being some excahnge visits from Eyetie girls and they were real easy, couple of drinks then across the road to the Model Village and Bepes your Uncle. Remember "John Wayne" as well.

Neros was a bit too classy for me, remember Club Tiberius, but, where was it? Was it Neros which had the lit up dance floor a la Saturday Night Fever?

Honky Tonk, shit hole.

La Club Beasties, Now that was purely a drinking hole, if you trapped there you ended up with a prize spacehopper, a mong on day release and off watch hooker or a Kytie. Nice Place, fell down them stairs a few times and Charlie or his lad would pick you up and point you back to the bar, or if you were scrapping throw you to the street. I was a member there for many years.

Grab a Granny Night at the Top Rank :downtown: was great so long as you were up and out before her kids got up for school or work (more likely)
 
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Guest
The tree went in 1985. It was due to go in 1982 when Jo's had it's long overdue refit (read: lick of paint and a new carpet) and Jo's was temporarily resited in Neros back bar for two months. The carpet reminaed unsticky for about eight months. They also refitted the shithouse in stainless to stop the shitters being kicked through every weekend. The sign:

"THIS IS A MAGIC SINK. IF YOU PISS IN IT, YOU WILL FIND YOURSELF 'OUTSIDE'."

still remianed, but was, I believe, nicked soon after.

THe 'Widow's Hop' was a regular feature at The Mecca Locarno on Arundel Street. Swanky surroundings, escalator up the stairs (been down it arse over tit and I believe Jo's had twenty two steps off that first landing) and a revolving stage with some godawful covers band (Hands Up - Give Me Your Heart/D.I.S.C.O. by Ottowan being their worse numbers) and a dwarf, pilled up DJ to fill in the gaps with matelot-freindly, NATO-two-step shite. The Locarno opened the top club as the Bali Hai in a short-lived, members and 'faces only' gesture. It was full of poseurs and cunts.

Sweet memories

Levers
 
Father_Famine said:
memories.............

...La Club Beasties, Now that was purely a drinking hole, if you trapped there you ended up with a prize spacehopper, a mong on day release and off watch hooker or a Kytie. Nice Place, fell down them stairs a few times and Charlie or his lad would pick you up and point you back to the bar, or if you were scrapping throw you to the street. I was a member there for many years...

Wasn't that the same Charlie whose daughter Jackie was an exotic (topless) dancer in the 'Mucky Duck' (White Swan) in Commercial Road on Saturday afternoons? I also have memories of other clubs in the Palmerston/Osborne Road area including the Cut Loaf (cafe turned into a club at night), the Pomme d'Or, Hoagy's and Hoddy's and I was a founder member of the short-lived Playboy Club (genuine article) in the former Kimbell's premises around 1975-7. Apparently, Playboy chose Southsea for a casino because of all the high-rolling Chinese laundrymen frequenting the area.

Isn't local history a fascinating subject? How about the pubs of Old Portsmouth next?
 

Father_Famine

Lantern Swinger
Naval_Gazer said:
Father_Famine said:
memories.............

...La Club Beasties, Now that was purely a drinking hole, if you trapped there you ended up with a prize spacehopper, a mong on day release and off watch hooker or a Kytie. Nice Place, fell down them stairs a few times and Charlie or his lad would pick you up and point you back to the bar, or if you were scrapping throw you to the street. I was a member there for many years...

Wasn't that the same Charlie whose daughter Jackie was an exotic (topless) dancer in the 'Mucky Duck' (White Swan) in Commercial Road on Saturday afternoons? I also have memories of other clubs in the Palmerston/Osborne Road area including the Cut Loaf (cafe turned into a club at night), the Pomme d'Or, Hoagy's and Hoddy's and I was a founder member of the short-lived Playboy Club (genuine article) in the former Kimbell's premises around 1975-7. Apparently, Playboy chose Southsea for a casino because of all the high-rolling Chinese laundrymen frequenting the area.

Isn't local history a fascinating subject? How about the pubs of Old Portsmouth next?

Of course opposite the Mucky Duck, well more or less was the "Palace", the cinema for the discerning gentleman, issued you with a burberry with your ticket.

(For the younger members the Burberry was a Dark Blue Rainproof coat, double breasted with belt and shin length, if you joined in the 60's or before. Single breasted and knee length if you joined after. It was not some beige Tartan crap made in Turkey.
The beauty was they had access pockets to enable one to juggle ones change so to speak whilst watching said movie)

or so I have been led to believe, I obviously was not allowed in as I looked too skin. ^_^;
 
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