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« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2015, 06:25:35 PM »

nickcc Don't get your hopes up. This is a story that goes back to the early 60s. We had a dog can't remember his name, lovely dog but kept running away from home, bit like me. This time it was winter of early 60s he had gone again. Now the story starts My dad used to play dominos for the Harlequin it was a Wednesday because that was dominos night. The Harlequin was playing at the Toby snow was on the ground and it was freezing. There were no buses to the Toby from where I lived and my dad didn't drive. About 9 o'clock my dad walked in with this dog that looked like it had been pulled through a hedge backwards. This dog had someway found his way into the Toby and my dad recognised it and brought it home. Not forgetting it was about 45 mins walk and it was snowing and freezing. My dad liked cats not dogs. Cant remember if he ever walked back to the Toby.               
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« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2015, 07:29:49 AM »

I can remember going out one Boxing Day looking for party 7 beer as we had run out, my Mother in Law always provided the party for the whole family and we all took plates of food, great fun as we lived in Durham at the time.
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« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2015, 11:53:16 AM »

My dad used to drink in a pub called the Vulcan and the Horse and Jockey, both in Hockley I believe in the 50's and early 60's
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« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2015, 10:57:06 AM »

Broma 25 The Vulcan Inn in Aston was on the south east corner of the junction of New John St West and Hospital St. The Horse & Jockey was on the north west corner of junction of Bridge St West & Wheeler St.  
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« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2017, 03:20:25 PM »

If anyone wants to see a photo of their old drinking hole I will try and source it for you. Birmingham
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« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2018, 08:14:29 PM »

What this thread needs is photos of some old pubs of Brum, so I will start posting them, they may jog peoples memories have we can have some good stories. Please let me know what pub you want and I will post it if I have it. 
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« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2018, 08:38:47 PM »

towni I would love to see the Crown pub, Stratford Rd Monkspath. Probably a 1930's place owned by M&B

Such a great pub, great crowd and the summer nights seemed better in the 1970's than these days.....

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« Reply #22 on: January 07, 2018, 08:49:33 PM »

Trust you.  Grin I don't go as far as Solihull but leave it with me. The Old Crown it was knocked down in the 1980's for Stratford Road widening and replaced by JEFFERSONS. In 2006 it was bought by the Harvester chain and called the Havester Monkspath.
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« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2018, 09:03:14 PM »

That's the place. I have looked for an old picture, all I can find is the revamped place.  Grin
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« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2018, 05:50:45 PM »

Here's a question for you and Edmund, as you both lived In Castle Bromwich. Do you know how many pubs or beer retailers were in Castle Bromwich? Good luck looking as I don't think you will remember them all unless you are very, very old 
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« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2018, 05:51:35 PM »

I presume this is for a pint when you got off Beechings train.
The Comet
Hunters Moon
Coach and Horses
Dog Inn
Over to you Edmund. I was a sportsman and drank very little.
Gerald.
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« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2018, 05:53:31 PM »

G G there we are again,never drank round were we lived like you I was to sport minded,only ever had a shandy at the Tavern in Lea Village after football training.Only when I got  the car and started going to the clubs in town with my mates,even then didn't drink in excess,Only time used to drink was with my brother in the Villa Supp Club which we used to help run
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« Reply #27 on: April 23, 2018, 07:14:46 PM »

Townie,how come you have written exactly the words that I wrot about drinking shandy in the tavern and when did you help at the Villa Supp Club.I was talking about 1958-61 when I used to drink there.
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« Reply #28 on: April 23, 2018, 08:49:44 PM »

No sweat Townie,wondered why I'd never seen you in the Lea Tavern
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« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2018, 08:01:15 AM »

I think the only time I ever drank in my local, The Friendly Inn, Chelmsley Wood was before I had a car. Once I had wheels I was out in the sticks. Mainly Monkspath or Hockley Heath in the same area was the Blue Bell known locally as the Cider House or head out towards Warwick, one pub I remember that way was the Falcon, or another out through Coleshill towards Furnace I think the pub was called the Griffin (it was on tight left hand bend when heading from Coleshill. Another one, The White Lion Portway, or the Washford Mill near Redditch.   

Times have changed and I guess some may have closed or turned in food places owned by pub chains. Such happy memories.

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