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    Hi Union Castle guys,
    I recently visited Capetown, after some 55 years or so, obviously changed considerably, is a lovely city now, thank god the old discrimination is gone. 55 years ago on the Castle boats, and running out of money, as usual, does anyone remember going to the railway station, where they sold tikki hock?, as deck boys was all we could afford on the return visit, Keith Tindell

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    Hi Keith T
    Yes mate sure do remember that Tikki Hock Bar,it was a very poplar place for the old down and outs at that time,where they could drop in for a few cheap shots!
    I too had a few of those and must say they were not too bad haha!
    The actual Tikki Hock used to be made out of all the dregs that overspilled into the Stainless steel trays under the Counters!
    So you never knew what you were getting!
    Kept you warm inside and also quite tipsy haha
    Cheers
    Ah the good old days!

    I bet you saw a big change there,especially the new Area down by the Docks!
    That V&A Waterfront with all the Hotels and attractions is fab!
    Hope you went on one of the small Cruises too!
    Even the City has changed so much,with that new (well not so new anymore)Station and all the stalls there with them selling all their goodies!

    Did you get to go up the Table top in the also near new Cable Car,a big change to the old small one they had!
    Cheers

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    Outside old Station with Tikki Hock Bar visible on the Left!
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    Tikki Hoc bar, hic,hic, cause I member it, hic,hic, who could foget ish, hic, hic, wat you mean no money, hic, hic go to tiddy hic bar hic,hic....................................
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    Hi, Memories of Capetown eh, when we visited we did go up on the table by the new cablecar, had never managed it when i visited on the Castle boat, if you remember to get to the cablecar meant passing by the old Delmonicos, so never managed it. If memory is correct, used to sit and look at the ceiling in Delmonicos, and wonder whether it was the stars!!!, even met the *Capetown Virgin*, but never indulged in the pleasures. Delmonicos long gone, now offices, Regards Keith

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    Hi Keith
    Not only did you se the Stars loking up at the ceiling of the Del,but i am sure mny of us saw other sorts of Stars too haha!
    Yes great memories pf good old days in CTown mate!
    Remember the City Hall Hotel! Opposite the Grand Parade,many a good call Girl there too!
    And what about the Balalaika Club now that was something else!
    Then the old De Waal Hotel where many of th UCL Lads used to go to.

    Many will aso recall the old Harbour Cafe,a bit of a dive then,but the Food wasnt to bad at all!
    And lastly the good old Waldorf Cafe where many a good Evening was spent.
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    What a great pic ... iv hit every wall in that place ...got pissed there cheap ...then on to navigators,, hit every wall in there ..then on to catacoombs ...hit every wall there ...then back to the ship ....great night out ....couldnt do it here ....

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    is that flower market still there

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    Cool Tikki hock

    Hi Keith.
    Tikki Hock,now that brings back memories of my time
    on the Edinburgh Castle,and many happy hours on the
    Cape,with visits to "Del Monico's".

    Dave Williams

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    dont forget darrels get a fight in there if u wanted one got brandy from the station (a couple of tiki hoks) inside you in you went

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    Pictures of the Old Railway Station brought back some memories. Last time I saw it was 1950 at the time of Jan Smuts funeral Yes I really am that old.

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