of our readers have very fond memories of the Corner Bar, which was closed
down ten years ago, Dec 11, 1993. It lost its license because of frequent
fights and drug dealing in the premises. Nicknamed "The Dog and Hippy" and
located where the Lamma Bistro is now, it had devoted and loyal customers.
So loyal in fact, that they got together for TWO reunion parties, one in
the Bistro, of course. But the other one was held in London's SOHO quarter
While doing my background research and
collecting input for this story, these ex-Lammaites were
the main contributors. Most of the local old-timers either claimed amnesia
about those days, were "too busy" or just didn't care about the
"Who can remember?", "If only I had memories of the
Corner Bar - it is all a haze", "With regard to the Corner Bar, I think it
is a little like the 60s. If you remember you weren't there!" were typical responses from local
people who WERE there. One of the 88
Signs that you've lived on Lamma for too long is
"When you still go on about the Corner Bar",
according to MissB. Let's go on about it one last time!
(Photos by Jerry Sousa, click to enlarge)
Ad from Lamma Gazette, Dec 1989
Original membership card, going to the highest bidder!
Tipi Mark holding up the sky, eh, the egg cartons on the ceiling
Playing rock, scissors, paper?
Glow painted ghoul
Same guy with better lighting
Whose back is this?
Do you recognise Jackie?
Quilty's pics from the London CB reunion party
(Red Lion on
Kingly Street, London, W1, Dec 11, 2003):
"Here's the six best photos, happy to say that the
night went very well, loads of old Corner Bar residents turned up and I'd
dare say that we might make it into an annual event!"
Johnny Eugster & Sam
Liz Moseley & Karen Jones
Toby Hallwood & Steff
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