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Re: "Old Catholic Kip" in Michael Lynch's book
I remember back in the early 5os the KIP always open on a sunday after noon,it was well used as there was no where else to go in those days,with the ST ANDREWS billiard [across the road being closed a lot of fellas would go and play billiard skittle for MONEY yes that's true if a priest happened to visit at that time,EDDY who used to look after the KIP would tell the players to hide the stakes.A little storey about EDDY if he saw some one play the JUMP shot there would be a billiard ball thrown in there direction.[a jump shot is putting bottom on the ball to jump over the snooker ball to escape a snooker it could be very costly as it might rip the cloth]There was 3 tables on the ground floor a full size, a three quarter table,[this table was used for skittle]then next to EDDYS little office was a small table for kids all told there was 3 tables, with seating all around,crisps and pop was sold,i tend to agree with john shearer carn,t remember being an upstairs,The other Catholic club was over the road in CARR st?you had to be a CATHOLIC and a lot older to use the club, ps EDDIE was a great character he stood for no trouble or you were banned.I think he lived in RAILWAY terrace.
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