Friday, 25 January 2013

More Southport memories.......

It's official Sidney Allinson of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada is now the most prolific contributor to the Kardomah Blog with his second photograph of the Kardomah on Southport's Lord Street,

"Yes, the current Pizza Hut on Lord Street, Southport, is situated in the building where there was a popular Kardomah Cafe for many years. Happy memories for me long ago of when I would often enjoy a mid-morning coffee at that Kardomah".  

Thank you Sidney keep up the good work.......

Come on the North West..... Sidney found his photo's .... and he's 4000 miles away......! Why not have a rummage through those old photo's this weekend and send me your memories?  :-) 



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  2. Well, this is weird. I lived in Southport from being born there in 1965 to moving to Chester in 1979 and have many memories of visiting the Kardomah with my Mum or Nan. They had small bowls of sugar cubes, which was quite posh back then, and the stereo always played El Condor Pasa by Simon and Garfunkel (the one that goes on about rather being a hammer than a nail, rather being a forest than a street etc.). And I mean always playing, every single time we went in there. The strangest thing is I remember it being in Eastbank Street, not Lord Street. I would have staked an entire year's wages on that, so either memory really is a strange servant or there was a branch other than that pictured here (maybe it moved location prior to '65)

  3. I frequented the Kardomah, which in 1983, was situated on Aberdeen's Union Bridge.

    The Kardomah had grace, which the present overslick/market-researched/overpriced chains completely lack.
    Pizza Hut took over Kardomah's premises later on. From the sublime to the banal.

    The classic film Brief Encounter contains lovely reminders of Kardomah.

    I cannot find any photographs of Aberdeens' Kardomah online.

    I prefer to drink my tea at home mostly these days.