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Thread: Infamous hippy hangouts - do you know of any?

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    hippy flat above pet shop in dulverton for years

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    Does anyone remember Mr bee's fun factory in Plymouth? Where we got our Indian Jesus sandals, joss sticks and all kinds of nonsense? I am going back some years of course.....
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    Rougham tree fair.....

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    Originally Posted by dilangar
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    Rougham tree fair.....
    ah sweet memories

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    Originally Posted by julianthegypsy
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    Does anyone remember Mr bee's fun factory in Plymouth? Where we got our Indian Jesus sandals, joss sticks and all kinds of nonsense? I am going back some years of course.....
    Aw I wish that had been there when I lived there, there's not really any alternative shops in Plymouth anymore.

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    Originally Posted by midnight^star
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    Aw I wish that had been there when I lived there, there's not really any alternative shops in Plymouth anymore.
    I'm in a time warp, this is going back to the seventies! There was a smaller one up the hill behind the library too, called Narnia. Mr. Bee started on the edge of the barbican but eventually moved into town and had a cafe upstairs, then I lost track. This was back when you didn't need to be black to get stopped and searched, all you needed was hair and an afghan coat! :-)
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    Originally Posted by Whirler
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    I think that fits: infamous adj 1 having a very bad reputation; notoriously bad. 2 formal evil; vile; disgraceful.
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    The whole NE area of NSW is all fairly hippy, although don't assume everyone in the place is a hippy. In Byron Bay they make people who are overtly hippy not all that welcome. Katoomba in the Blue Mountains was a hippy haunt but I am not so sure these days.

    In Victoria Orbost in East Gippsland is fairly hippy and to some degree so is Omeo and Benambra . BTW there is an old logging track Benambra and Corryong that has some breath taking scenery. It is best driven in spring,summer or autumn. Although it is a squiggle on the map you need a good five hours to drive it as you spend most of the time in second or third gear with many hair pin bends.

    Castlemaine has been a hippy hang out for many decades but as it has become less affordable there has been a spill over into surrounding places such as Guildford, Maldon and Bendigo. I am not sure I would call Bendigo hippy per se but it has certainly become more bohemian in the last ten years.

    Burbs in Melbourne that would be hippy would include Brunswick,Collingwood and St.Kilda.
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    I was last visiting Nimbin a couple of years ago and heard rumours that it was a heroin town but its not as bad as the earlier poster said. So many travellers who visit Byron go there to have a cheeky smoke in the coffee shop there and other shops are pretty nice selling lots of 'hippy' stuff. I wouldn't want to live there personally. I agree with Duckman - generally the whole NE NSW is pretty hippy. I have a friend who started a commune in Channon a long time ago which is still going strong. Beautiful in those parts.

    I might have to check out this logging track you've spoken about - you don't need a 4wd?

    I know that there is a cool little circus shop in Katoomba....
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    what bout bakewel derbyshire lots of hippy shops and posh hippys.
    bet me ,bet i can.

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    hyde park,leeds-oh harehills too ...
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    hebden bridge is a lovely place to go check out.. some lovely walks to go on round there and some good reggae nights too... i think hyde park in leeds has sort of died down abit now though...

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    The Vulcan and peel public houses back in late seventies early eightirs in Blackburn sadly pulled down now We would go there have a great night full of hippies and bikers Then on to someones house Couple of head shops round the corner Threshold and one with no name run by Geordies wife I was on the road back then so passed through many a hippy haunt Southport was always good for a stop and rest The ship although it was primarily a bikers pub was. Very welcoming

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    Clyro Court, not often, but good ones all the same.
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    Originally Posted by mitchell93
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    hebden bridge is a lovely place to go check out.. some lovely walks to go on round there and some good reggae nights too... i think hyde park in leeds has sort of died down abit now though...
    yeah i agree -hebden do a great bonfire night,hyde park is becoming precious -there was a plce called shady grove that was really cool,and some fine hostelries ,but not so now,same with fforde greene all gone..and the hayfield ,tho i wasnt a regular...

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    Originally Posted by Parafinfairy
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    I might have to check out this logging track you've spoken about - you don't need a 4wd?

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    Not really unless it has been raining heavily.
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    Tarifa in Spain is somewhat of a hippy haven. I was there earlier this year for a few days & found the place very inviting..

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    Originally Posted by Chazz
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    Stayed in Beneficio a few times, a beautiful valley with lots of lovely people. There's a number of different 'scenes' around Orgiva.
    I came across this blog about Beneficio.

    I have some friends in Granada that I can visit next month. I may use this opportunity to head down the road to Beneficio/Orgiva.


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    Its a shame to report But i notice that Hebden is becomming a little bit yuppy nowadays. It always seems that Hippy places become yuppy after a while.

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    Originally Posted by fumps
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    Its a shame to report But i notice that Hebden is becomming a little bit yuppy nowadays. It always seems that Hippy places become yuppy after a while.
    hmmm used to go there a lot before wolfy came along,he puts paid to many a plan,yuo wouldnt wanna take him to the bonfire display

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    Originally Posted by fumps
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    Its a shame to report But i notice that Hebden is becomming a little bit yuppy nowadays. It always seems that Hippy places become yuppy after a while.
    I go regular to Hepdon Bridge , think i agree with you .
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    Thanks guys I was a bit worried about posting that lol

    The same with Headingly when I first started hanging out in Leeds (I'm not origionally from Leeds). It used to be Hippy central & a great place to be, open parties every weekend, cheap pubs & great 2nd hand/charity clothes shops. now it's gentrification personified.

    A real shame. thank god they moved to Bramley where I live

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