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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
my grandparents had a candy store on the bay in the villas back in the sixties and they lost it during the 62 storm. they lived on cloverdale ave next to the old THE INN restaraunt and there was an old pier running out into the bay that we used to fish from. i have pics from when my dad and grandpop caught a 60 and 65 lb drum from that pier.
 

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If I remember correctly it was called "Neeliespier",we spent every summer in the Pink house down the street from there.Ahhhhh the good ol' days:)
you are correct:).bob neely had the little house on the corner with the boat rentals. my familys house was next door. bob had a friend who was the victim of incest and had deformed hands and face.:(.back in the seventies my uncle would dock his boat there for free.never had to worry about any harm to it.once that pier was gone we would use the old railway rental place up the beach a little ways.
 

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My nana & pop-pop lived across the street from Abottnotti's pier. I worked at Bayview as a kid riding the rail and pushing evryone out to the bay for a day of fishing. Don't for get Layer's Dutch kitchen, John and Mary at the Cloverdale Inn, Leatherneck pier. The fishing club, smitty's..Jackson's pier. I pretty much have stock in Camden glass from all the windows i broke in my pop pop's garage. Damn happy childhood.:)
my grandparents lived next door to the old inn. do you know any of the magills?
 

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i will try and get some pics and take them with my camera to post
 

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the magill that i know is jimmy magill the builder. Every time i drive by my grandparents old home with the vacant lot next door still vacant, man i would love to buy it back to keep in the family. I lived in bayshore west the north side of townbank road. Grandma's every sunday for chicken dinner.
Anyone remember the green tar shanty between the villas and north cape may. My dad and my uncles would row out about 100 yards and bail drum and weakies. As a kid i would ride my bike to the bay, pick any jetty throw a crab trap on one side and fish of the other and come home with a basket of crabs and weakies ( mid 70's). I'm 48 now.. Thanks for dredging up some nice memories...john:thumbsup:
jimmy is my uncle.they now live in west virginia.
 

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I hope all is well with him and the family. Jimmy used to be one of those guys that was always at the rec. coaching us kids. Great guy, he could play some hoops too! Did any of his boys take over the buisness? Tommy and Jimmy I think / daughter 's Traci if memory serves me right.
I work up near you, "psyche hospital". If your down this way I live in CMCH and keep my boat at Brezeelee free open invite. Actual, I could use the pointers, I'm a hack of a fisherman but boy is it fun. Later John
JIMMY-[JAY] AS WE CALL HIM is still running the bussiness what little of it is left.him and his wife along with traci are living in the house on maryland.pat and jim and steve and ann all moved to west virginia. tommy also lives on maryland. by the way my boss lives behind the hospital and i sell to the hospital.scottie and hector are my contacts.
 

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I remember Abbananti's pier very well and spent many fine times there in the late 50's and early 60's. My folks had a cottage at the foot of Tampa Ave, on the land side of Bayshore. The old cottage has been replaced by a two story home, but the old wooden single car garage is still there.
Ah, the memories of walking that beach, feeling that course sand through my toes, and plodding thru the mud at low tide and launching the boat off the beach with rollers. How about the Tastee Freeze, anyone remember that? Different world back then! Went in the service in 1965, and my first visit to the Villas since then was last fall. The only thing I recognized was the old garage. My brother has the old family photographs, I'll have to see if I can scan some.
What happened to the old piers, closed because of lack of business, or did a sorm take them away, and they were never rebuilt?
there was no up keep on those piers. mother nature took them.i wasnt born until you went in the service,so you have some old memories than i
 

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Ok, Jay was the name pulling at my brain. I don't know any of your contacts by name maybe by sight. It's a pretty big layout. I work on an admission ward, we get them fresh from the street, jail or any other place that you can think of, still stoned or drunk and non medication compliant. All thinking that we drive around and pick them randomley off the street. UFC has nothing on this place at times:fighting:.
More pleasant thought, I remember sitting with my Nana watching the summer storms come rolling up the bay, playing in that sticky muck, coming home and trying to hose off that hard crust sticking to you like a second skin. Watching the airplane races, All the cats at Abbanatti's especially after they closed down. Can forget all the snails.......
the big outdoor clock came from me:)
 

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how about the old magnasite corp on the bay
 

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The Lazinski family bought the old Abbanatti's pier on Schellenger ave. My kids practically grew up on that pier. I think the old magnasite plant you are referring to was down at Cape May Point.
correct on the bay side:) you guys are a little older than i.i will see my dad this weekend who has pics from back them. i will try to post some this weekend.
 

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New here. I spent my summers in the sixties in town bank. Saw the thread on bud and anns and it sure brought back some good memories. Used to go out of launch across the street, Als Boats, with my dad in the 16 foot wood rental boats and caught many drum off the green shanty as my dad called it. We also had an old 25 foot skiff we docked at rosemans boat yard. Flounder fishing off the christian admiral was always a mainstay as were long slow trips to McCrays shoal and the lightship. I am now fortunate enough to have a place at Bowers Beach and do most of my fishing from there. Good drum fishing and tog last year. I look forward to sharing reports and hopefully meeting other barn members who may venture into that area.
welcome aboard.....
 

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I remember the Villas being called the Wildwood Villas. When did they drop the Wildwood out of the name?
if you look up history its known as wildwood villas or cape may villas. the mailing address is villas nj. guess its however your family remembered it as
 

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Discussion Starter · #46 · (Edited)
neeleys was at the end of cloverdale ave which was the pink house at one time.he rented boats. the house is vacant but still there. my grandparents lived next door.
the other was the rail that sent the boats into the bay at oak ave
its tough now as many houses have been built on the beach where as for many years they were not allowed
 

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Not real long ago we used Victors boat rental withe the track that dumped you in the bay. We did great with fluke the time we went out.. This was early 2000s..
NEAT.i thought that closed down way before that.
 

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jim mgill is my uncle. retired living in west virginia.email me your name as i will be seeing him in september as his grandaughter is getting married.
heard of a fatal accident last night in front of the green creek fire co.two young girls were struck and killed
 

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Thank you for the memories..Please more. I can't get enough. I am headed there this week end in hopes I can see the pink house. Do you remember Gais Market on the corner of Bates and Bayshore?
I think that was before me.
 

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Discussion Starter · #58 · (Edited)
that friend of bob's had webs between his fingers and toes along with the facial issues, he took a lot of teasing about it, he was a really nice guy and his name was harry clapp.
yep.................................he passed away as MR RICH STATED
 

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calee. please email me........click on my name to email . thanks
 
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