22 more tags added just this evening on the Facebook flat names group!
Today’s offerings so far are: Whaha, Pink Flat the Door, 27 Steps to Heaven, Da Flat, The Lodge, The Manor, The Palace of Phallus, Hotel California …
9.25pm, and there’s an other 9 tagged: The Hilton, The Kelpfish, The Lodge …
Exams are definitely over! Students are tagging photos on the Facebook flat names group left, right and centre!
Today’s offerings so far are: The Rock Bottom, Beehive, Chip off the Old Block, Wahaha, Pink Pussy, Thirsty Boys, Palace of Pallus, The … Flat (aka Salmon), and Jurassic Park.
Maybe it’s the end of exams at Otago … whatever the reason there’s been a flurry of tagging of photos on the Dunedin named student flats group on Facebook: The Manor, Moe’s, Kelpfish, Beaver Lodge, Beehive, Chip off the Old Block, Fairlie Lodge, Wahaha, The Wandering Penis, Barcelona, The Moat, and the flat with the most beautiful sign, Howe Street Golf Club.
That’s how many peeps we have on the Dunedin named student flats group now. Today – tags applied to photos of Frottage Cottage and Dicken’s Cider House.
There are now 880 members of the Dunedin named student flats group – some new flats from the 1960s – Free Latvia, Nightmare Abbey, The Department of Slovenic Studies, and The House at Pooh Corner.
I’m really keen to hear from people fro the 1940s and 1950s who may remember named flats – a couple I know of are The Lighthouse (Heriot Row) and The Jam Factory (Filleul Street).
The Love Shack (St David St), Playboy (previously Hyde St Hilton, Hyde St), Club Mike (Cumberland St), The Pink Pussy (Cumberland St), The Penthouse (Heriot Row), Mung (Cumberland St)
AND there are now 873 members of the group – awesome!!
It’s amazing. I’m the grateful recipient of a growing treasure trove of stories, information and photos about past named flats in Dunedin – the stories are mostly coming arriving from alumni of the 1960s and 1970s and you’ll see a few posts below where I’ve started listing these names, and the addresses if I have them). There’s a few from the 1990s too.
820 members of the FB group.
The Castle, The Church (did it burn down?) and The Palms (did it have a potted palm out the front?), The Herm (575 Castle St – full of trampers), Bevvie Hills (Queen St), Erebus (Cumberland Street),
… and there are 813 members of the facebook group!