Beckenham Junction, nightclub in 1966 May 21, 2016 14:31:17 GMT 1
Post by paduard on May 21, 2016 14:31:17 GMT 1
A really great night out, saw lots of good bands.
The last Friday night I went there, was hopefully to meet up with a girl, that I had met briefly the week before, which again was either 1967 or 1968.
i was walking down Beckenham Hill road, after leaving the club that night, I was with a couple of friends. As we got quite a way down the road, there was a girl in front of us, that was about to go along the access road into the flats, which are on the left hand side going down Beckenham Hill road, I think the block of flats nearest the road is called TYRALL HOUSE, anyway, the girl looked at me, I looked at her, I asked her to wait, I caught her up, we walked down to the flats, we spoke for wait seemed like hours, I cannot remember all the conversation, as it is nearly fifty years ago, but I am sure we arranged to meet at the club, the following week.
Unfortunately, I was so excited at meeting her, I did not get her name or phone number, or even which block of flats or the number she lived at, we kissed goodnight and I left, but unfortunately, I never saw her again, I was absolutely distraught, we had got on so well , that I really thought that we would be together.
Even after all this time, I think about her all the time and wish I had known her name and which flat she lived at, I will never forget the magic of that night, it will be with me forever, I only wish I could meet her again.
I know it's a long shot, after all these years, if anyone might know of a girl ( obviously now a woman ) who lived in those flats on Beckenham Hill road and went to the Mistrale club and who may remember that night, please let me know.I am nearly 66 now, so I would love to be able to see her again, before it's to late.
I had to smile when I read your nostalgic piece above. Not that in my opinion your disappointment was unusual - in fact probably quote normal. Many missed opportunities in life were missed. For example, taking an earlier period than yours [by about 16-17 year gap], when national service was compulsory at 18yrs of age what you describe was very common. Since disappearing for 2 years from your mates/girlfriends had its obvious drawbacks [I think jokingly that that was when the song 'dear john' was popular.
However that is not the only thing that made me smile (doesn't apply to you though - you are too young - nevertheless it is this. That one of my friends at School was nick-named "Woody" - and his closest friend's surname was "Miller".
Just put this on to perhaps make you laugh. Wish you all the best regarding your 'search' for the lost girl.