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One A Cafe

Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:44 pm
by martymont
Reading comeonthens piece about the 1 A Cafe we used to hit there before we went into the tavern as the food in there was to expensive there was about 6 of us used to hit it every Friday tasted great mind anything tasted great when you had a drink :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: One A Cafe

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:50 am
by jimmywizz
nowt better than their hot pot pies

Re: One A Cafe

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:56 am
by malaymac
I used to work with one of the owner's son's and would visit frequently during the late seventies/early eighties.

Their lunchtime specials were always great value for a good old fashioned, wholesome meal.

Re: One A Cafe

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:04 pm
by denis
They used to do a very good mixed grill in the late 50s

Re: One A Cafe

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:41 pm
by Axeman
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Some of the lasses at Hintons used to get they dinners from there.

One of them used to have to balance a few plates and walk down Fowler St with them.

And then take them all back when they were finished.

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Re: One A Cafe

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 8:35 pm
by plantyman
A short history.
Elizabeth Johansen was a well known lady of Shields, during the war she had a second hand shop on the corner of Keppel Street at No 10 and lived at No 14 Keppel Street. During this time a Mr Thompson of Vasey and Reed offered to loan her money to buy 1A thomas street so that the family could live together with more room, later on she baught 1B Thomas Street, and made both houses into one.
1A became a boarding house for Servicemen; This is where the two daughters met their future 2nd husbands, Mr Jaan Moppel and his friend Mr Mainhard Kraap, Both from Tallin Estonia. As time passed the 1A became a well respected Cafe,
most of three generations of family served some time working in the 1A Cafe.
Image
Watching Easter Parade from the roof of the 1A.

Re: One A Cafe

Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:01 pm
by anna
:hello: welcome to the boards plantyman ...
great little bit of history ,and photo .. =D>

Re: One A Cafe

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:16 am
by jimmywizz
what a cracking photo plantyman

Re: One A Cafe

Posted: Fri Apr 10, 2009 9:49 am
by plantyman
Hiya Malaymac,
Which son did you work with was it David or Micheal Oman.
All the best to you and yours, Plantyman. :D
malaymac wrote:I used to work with one of the owner's son's and would visit frequently during the late seventies/early eighties.

Their lunchtime specials were always great value for a good old fashioned, wholesome meal.

Re: One A Cafe

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:02 pm
by malaymac
plantyman wrote:Hiya Malaymac,
Which son did you work with was it David or Micheal Oman.
All the best to you and yours, Plantyman. :D
malaymac wrote:I used to work with one of the owner's son's and would visit frequently during the late seventies/early eighties.

Their lunchtime specials were always great value for a good old fashioned, wholesome meal.
Thanks Plantyman and welcome to the boards, hope you enjoy your visits here. :)
I used to work with Dave Oman. Absolutely smashing lad, good humour and easy going.
That was a long time ago. Wonder what he's up to these days. :)

Re: One A Cafe

Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:12 pm
by Axeman
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Never mind the One A Cafe

I want to go to America and have a REAL tasty meal..



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Re: One A Cafe

Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:17 pm
by jimmywizz
tell you what non of those women in that video eat burgers lol

Re: One A Cafe

Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:54 pm
by Fenella
jimmywizz wrote:nowt better than their hot pot pies

they were at their hottest in 1987 :( i think it was 87 might have been 86

Re: One A Cafe

Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:08 am
by Norm
malaymac wrote:I used to work with one of the owner's son's and would visit frequently during the late seventies/early eighties.

Their lunchtime specials were always great value for a good old fashioned, wholesome meal.
I served my apprenticehip with Dave Oman ... aka Dr. Whut. Happy days!

Norm

Re: One A Cafe

Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:28 am
by rusty
just joined the post,is/was the 1a cafe an upstairs place,some where near the Post office sorting rooms ?

Re: One A Cafe

Posted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 9:40 am
by Globalmyths
Gives you a menu this thread and a menu gives you food for thought.

Giday Rusty how are you? Long time no see.

Re: One A Cafe

Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 11:26 am
by rusty
Global have been a bit busy of late,had bionic eyes fitted now out and about like normal.

Re: One A Cafe

Posted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:07 pm
by Globalmyths
rusty wrote:Global have been a bit busy of late,had bionic eyes fitted now out and about like normal.
Hi Rusty. Bionic Eyes, thats good now you will be able to see Curly's shop and come over and join us in there.