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The Last Night of Bushy's Brew Pub, Douglas

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Date(s): 9 January 1998

Scope & Content: Kirsty Neate of Manx National Heritage interviews customers and staff on the closing night of Bushy's Bar.

Interview with Jilly Gale (aged 31) from Douglas who first came to Bushy's aged 16 or 17 with friends. She talks about MGM in Duke Street and the Hawaiian bar (now Toffs); women's experience of bars in the Isle of Man; The Rovers pub; O'Donnell's Irish Bar; the Waterloo pub; the Tardis nightclub; 'Baz'; age of customers.

Interview with Anne-Marie [Kinetus?] (aged 30) from the Isle of Man who first came to Bushy's 11 years ago. She talks about Bushy's being friendly and open to all; the Dog's Home pub; reputation of Bushy's and why she likes it; O'Donnell's pub; reasons for Bushy's closing; how she thinks people from England regard the Isle of Man.

Interview with Graham Joughin ('Straps') (aged 45) from Ramsey who first came to Bushy's 10 years ago. He talks about the atmosphere at Bushy's and the type of people who go to Bushy's; meeting friends in Bushy's; his work as an artist, astrologer and ecologist; gigs at Bushy's and bands he has played with; his opinion on Bushy's closing; characters in Bushy's; closure announcement; playing in a band; his wish for another venue for alternative people.

Interview with Andrew Hartley, auditor from the Isle of Man who first came to Bushy's in 1985 when it opened. He talks about peer pressure when young to go to Bushy's; good atmosphere in Bushy's as escape from the 'yuppie' scene of the 1980s; his friends at Bushy's; 'Curly' and 'Raz'; his opinion on Bushy's closing and the type of people in Bushy's.

Language: English

Extent: 58 min. 35 sec.

Item name: digital audio tape

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 0410

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Subject tags : #UOSH, #UOSHTT


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