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FanAttick 2023-08-26 14:55:42 

Do you remember that table soccer machine that used to be in Gun Smith’s Bar on Manchester Road in Mandeville back in the 1970s?

I’m trying to find a machine like that but the 1970s version is different to anything I see these days…The 70s version had the players in channels going down the length of the pitch and then you would use the controls to strike the ball..there were no levers on the sides of the table…

carl0002 2023-08-28 18:20:18 

In reply to FanAttick

1970's bro? shock. Come on man... be serious big grin big grin big grin big grin big grin

FanAttick 2023-08-28 21:54:40 

In reply to carl0002

Mi know yuh a youngster but weren’t you at Mandeville All Age in the 70s? lol

Talking about Gun Smith’s bar…

Back in the 70s there was a lady who was about 6 feet 4 inches tall who used to be a regular patron….her husband was about 5 feet tall like Powen…

She would be at the counter with her male brethren drinking all night..her husband had to wait outside the door until she was ready to go home..he dared not enter…many times I saw him getting slapped upside the head….I used to find it funny then but now in my old age I look back at it with some sadness for the poor victim lol

carl0002 2023-08-29 18:39:43 

In reply to FanAttick
By the way, Powen grow a whole 2ft during the pandemic...must be the vaccine.

Yes I went to Mandeville School. Mr Hall was the Principal...but Gun Smith bar?.. dem time deh the only bar me know sit atop a goal post

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Wish part a Mandeville dat.

jahmekyah 2023-08-29 19:13:59 

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I am from the christiana area , i remember them and also the skittle table,still prefer them over the pool table
have fun memories playing for beer.. loser buy
went home many times with a empty pocket

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FanAttick 2023-08-29 20:10:26 

In reply to carl0002

Do you remember Hammond’s Patties just below Mandeville Bus Park? Gun Smith’s Bar was next door - same side of the street..across from that was Robbie’s Livestock and Mr Yap’s Patties(we used to call the area Little Wonder)…to this day I dont know what kind of filling was in Yap’s patties(there were rumors but I wont speculate)..his daughter went to Manchester High…. lol lol

The bar owner Gun Smith was a policeman from Mandeville Police while operating the bar hence the nickname…

I have a story about an encounter that I had with Mandeville Police but I will reserve the full details for my soon to be written book..the gist of it is that my brethren who used to work at Alcan was robbed of his belongings(wallet, ID and Passport) after giving a ride to some hitch hikers…He and I tracked the robbers into a dangerous community on the outskirts of Mandeville …we then went to the police to report it and when we told them where the robbers were they got scared and refused to enter the community..I in my reckless youth decided to take matters into my own hands and was able to recover the stolen property…

In reply to jahmekyah

You are right - there was a skittle table upstairs Gun Smith’s bar as well…I used to play for liquor too but wasn’t any good lol lol

jahmekyah 2023-08-29 21:36:05 

In Reply to FanAttick

i in my reckless youth decided to take matters into my own hands and was able to recover the stolen property

Back then our motto was " we run things.things nuh run we"
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A credo i still live by

carl0002 2023-08-31 12:02:39 

In reply to FanAttick
Wasn't Hammonds Patty at the top of Ward Avenue..pass the Tudor Theatre going up the hill?

In any case regardless of where it was I would not know what inside of Gun Smith Bar look like much less to know what game dem have in deh.

I tracked the robbers into a dangerous community on the outskirts of Mandeville

That is either Georges Valley or Greenvale area... that's the only 2 places I could think of that would be considered "dangerous community" back in the day big grin big grin