8 thoughts on “Park Lane”

  1. Hi iain what a rekindled memory that was not only was i at that disco ( I was one of park lane doormen ) From Ruth Mcclean the manager to head of all bar staff Barbara kelly from blantyre. Head doorman at the time was Stevie Begley from east kilbride. The rest of doorman team were. Ricky hart ( blondie) Andrew Cunningham ( socky ) Big gary kane. Alec lynch. Ronnie mckean. The fantastic memories i have of that place was fantastic.

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  2. I was head Doorman at Park Lane . Manager was Toni Villani other doormen Jack Yates, Chick Steele, Billy Cambell and Eddie Burns had som great nights there club was owned by bookmaker Jimm Tait

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  3. I remember your name although age difference and era wise Roy…Jack Yates and family I know well from burnbank Jack n Steven Yates…Jack is a gentleman remember him fair from blantyre well he was our entertainment manager at the time and James Mortimer was running the show for the owner of park lane ?? George Henry based in Englanď but still under the linette leisure group consortium…Jack Yates still in burnbank to this day know all his mates 2 from The old clans man bar ( clany) . Hamilton even in my Era working in park lane was magic great atmosphere townhead street was buzzing and a very happy place….cheers Roy ….Andrew Cunningham ( socky ) Burnbank

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    1. Hi sock, thanks for getting in touch. This is Garry, I used to live in the same street as you when we lived in Livingston Street. Hope you and the family are doing ok. Your boy Mark was at my house last weekend when we had a Chinese delivered. Garry,


    2. Hi, Andrew, Thanks for message great suprise to get answer after all those ages,Glad to hear Jack Yates is fine. Great Times at Park Lane lots of nice people hardly any trouble,, I heard a year or so ago Jim Tait had passed away he was good to me when i first came to Hamilton with no work. I also had some good mates….Billy Cambell,,,Chick Steele Tony Villani was our Manager at the time dont know what happend to them.hope you are Ok. Regards Roy

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  4. Yes Roy,
    Jim tait died had cancer a lot of years fought it well…Dont know if big Roy English worked with you ?? He did the doors in circles before going round to the start of the new palace nightclub that’s when I noticed the change for the worse in Hamilton… Drugs is a very difficult thing to stop even in nightclubs they couldnt pay me now for the shit they have to put up with….Glad my era was brilliant at that time trouble was ejected in a proper way people understood the lines not to cross with you or your colleagues and that was respected…I’m the youngest of 4 brothers Roy I’m now 56 …We all still stay in the Hamilton area its changed very very much in past 10 to 15 yr …The Town is a coup literally nothing to venture down for maybe only 3 or 4 decent pubs in Hamilton now ..Just noticed your reply big man sorry for not replying sooner ….Sock

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  5. Is everyone younger than me?!

    Went into Circles just after it had not long opened looking for a job behind the bar and ended up on the door. Mr (James) Mortimer and Jim Tait were around then.

    Worked there from 1975-1977. Only 2 people I remember were Tony Rear and Big Neily who I worked with. If I’ve got names incorrect … I was 21 from Australia.

    Went back in 1983 and it was Park Lane. Went back in 2001 and it was gone.

    Ended up working for 24 years as a doorman part-time 1975-1999. Circles has special memories for me. Would go to the Accies after work. No one ever gave me drama. In those days the atmosphere was like a big party.

    My father was from Blantyre. My time living in Scotland was magic.

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