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    Looking through old family photos and there is one from 60/70's in the Buchanan Hotel. Anyone shed any light on where this was? Think it was in Leith somewhere Cheers


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    If it's the Ken Buchanan it was ferry road opposite ainslie park. Went to a few parties there back in the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostonhibby View Post
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    If it's the Ken Buchanan it was ferry road opposite ainslie park. Went to a few parties there back in the day.

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    Itís called the Victoria Park House Hotel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Whizz View Post
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    Itís called the Victoria Park House Hotel


    Drove past it when we were up in February and had forgotten it's latest name!

    Just talking about the place, the wife's 21st birthday party was held there, to name but one event. We couldn't recall when Ken Buchanan gave it up but thought mid eighties?

    Guess the 60s/70's probably rules out the Ken Buchanan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostonhibby View Post
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    If it's the Ken Buchanan it was ferry road opposite ainslie park. Went to a few parties there back in the day.

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    It was opp Viccy Park, Ferry Road gates ;o)
    It was a great place to be in on a Sunday back in the days when Hotels scooped up the punters as local bars stayed closed on a Sunday

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    Cheers guys.

    I took a guess with the 60/70's thing. Just looked old🤣

    It was an old red flurescent light in the window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eaststand View Post
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    It was opp Viccy Park, Ferry Road gates ;o)
    It was a great place to be in on a Sunday back in the days when Hotels scooped up the punters as local bars stayed closed on a Sunday

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    We were those scooped up punters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostonhibby View Post
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    We were those scooped up punters!

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    Happy days they were 👍 Alan, wee Denis and occasionally Ken were always good banter too.

    The Peacock Hotel with a disco was the other nearby Sunday drinkies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzywuzzy View Post
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    Cheers guys.

    I took a guess with the 60/70's thing. Just looked old🤣

    It was an old red flurescent light in the window.
    Ken Buchanan used to have a big flashy white Rolls Royce which was often parked outside the hotel with the numberplate KB 123.

    Ken was a great world champion and a sound guy too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eaststand View Post
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    Happy days they were Alan, wee Denis and occasionally Ken were always good banter too.

    The Peacock Hotel with a disco was the other nearby Sunday drinkies.

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    My in laws occasionally went to the Peacock, newhaven inn then the wardie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostonhibby View Post
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    My in laws occasionally went to the Peacock, newhaven inn then the wardie.

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    The crowd I went around with in those days stuck to Kens hotel, sometimes the Peacock, or for a very big night out it was up to the many hotels on Royal Terrace on a Sunday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eaststand View Post
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    The crowd I went around with in those days stuck to Kens hotel, sometimes the Peacock, or for a very big night out it was up to the many hotels on Royal Terrace on a Sunday

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    Money end of town for us Magdalene/Porty boys

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    Quote Originally Posted by bostonhibby View Post
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    money end of town for us magdalene/porty boys

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    Opposite the Ferry road entrance to Victoria park. Uses to drink there on a Sunday. Went there for a wake in the 90's and it seemed a shadow of its former self. Dont know what its like now.

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    Talking of Ken Buchanan I heard recently that he isn't doing too well. He was in hospital at that time and I believe there was talk of him perhaps needing ongoing care.

    Hopefully he is on the mend now. One of our greatest ever sportsmen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    Talking of Ken Buchanan I heard recently that he isn't doing too well. He was in hospital at that time and I believe there was talk of him perhaps needing ongoing care.

    Hopefully he is on the mend now. One of our greatest ever sportsmen.
    Dunno how recently this was but I saw him on Leith Walk 2 or 3 weeks ago and he seemed ok then

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    Talking of Ken Buchanan I heard recently that he isn't doing too well. He was in hospital at that time and I believe there was talk of him perhaps needing ongoing care.

    Hopefully he is on the mend now. One of our greatest ever sportsmen.
    What age will Ken be, it seems such a long time ago he was boxing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Whizz View Post
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    What age will Ken be, it seems such a long time ago he was boxing
    75 according to Wiki

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scouse Hibee View Post
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    75 according to Wiki
    Thanks

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    ken is now in a leith nursing home, can't do a link but it's on a site called boxingnewsonline.net or the I LOVE LEITH fb page

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbageandribs1875 View Post
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    ken is now in a leith nursing home, can't do a link but it's on a site called boxingnewsonline.net or the I LOVE LEITH fb page
    Shortly before lockdown I passed him near the foot of Leith Walk. He shambled past me and didnít seem to be ďwith itĒ. The person I was with did not know who he was and was surprised when I said he was one of the greatest Scottish sportsmen ever. So sad

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbageandribs1875 View Post
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    ken is now in a leith nursing home, can't do a link but it's on a site called boxingnewsonline.net or the I LOVE LEITH fb page
    boxingnewsonline.net link

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    Sad to read this. I didn't know anything about him until recently if I'm honest but having read a few articles now it's such a shame a great sportsmen like him is going through this.

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    His book is a great read. The Tartan Legend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACLeith View Post
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    Shortly before lockdown I passed him near the foot of Leith Walk. He shambled past me and didnít seem to be ďwith itĒ. The person I was with did not know who he was and was surprised when I said he was one of the greatest Scottish sportsmen ever. So sad

    sorry missed this, do you know if he's just been admitted temporarily or permanent ?

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    ta

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    Quote Originally Posted by cabbageandribs1875 View Post
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    ken is now in a leith nursing home, can't do a link but it's on a site called boxingnewsonline.net or the I LOVE LEITH fb page
    Iím not sure itís a nursing home, unless heís moved again. I thought it was more a sheltered housing type of thing. Heíd definitely gone downhill I spoke to him a few times during lockdown and he was pretty confused, he was always asking for directions to wear he was staying. I was actually up at the hospital and he was being taken in after going missing for a while, his son(I think) was saying his mind was still there, but he was getting a bit confused at times. Hopefully heís doing ok.

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