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Memorable Pub Landlords

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by darts22, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. Mudgie

    Mudgie Well-Known Forumite

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    Yes, that was Gordon Eccles.
    His move was in early January 1976 the same date as Brian Deakin went from the Unicorn to the Sun, both for demolition and building Queensway
     
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    Yes, and that was Sid Tomlinson who had the Pheasant from 1939 to 1980, and also a milk round for much of that time.
     
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    Yes, Bob the Builder !
     
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    Yes, from 1986 to 1990, and then the Highwayman briefly.
     
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    Wasn't Gordon frightened of Joyce ?
     
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    I knew the Railway best when Lee Middle kept it until 1976, then remember the Hogans there and Kelvin Bayldon a few years later.
    it's still a proper pub.
     
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    Ray Till was one of the town's best publicans.
    Very sadly he died after a routine knee operation.
     
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    I didn't use the Plough but remember Reg Ainsworth across the road in the Victoria.
     
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    I remember both Arthur Candlins, Senior at the Kings Head the top pub for darts and Junior in the New Inn and Doxey Arms and he was a milkman for a while.
     
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    Glad it wasn't the young barmaid that put you off going :lol:
    'The Major' would make me serve mostly in the lounge, as he didn' t trust the men in the bar which I preferred working in :heyhey:.
    My main dread ( apart from Trish his wife)) was being summoned to serve the 'elite ' in the cocktail bar.
     
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    Knew him well . Apparently him and my dad used to go scrumping together somewhere up Corporation St as kids many moons ago.

    A great bloke !
     
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    Alan Turner who was landlord of The Telegraph late sixties to 1972 then he took over at The Bell at Haughton where he remained for 29 years,
    sadly passed away a few weeks ago.
     
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    Alan used to terrify us when we were kids when we used to knock on the Bell offy window to buy pop or chocolates.

    He was mates with my mate's dad and occasionally came to United with us and we'd sit in the back of the car too frightened to say anything to "Mr" Turner :)
     
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    I lived in Haughton for 4 years, remember Alan well.
     
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    Keith was a very well known drummer in the 60's played for Donovan and Terry Reid, was with reid as support to led zepp on their first US tour, oh the tales!
     
  16. arthur

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    Ray Till was my father in law - lovely man - sadly missed by his grandson - We took over the coach from Ray and struggles 6 years when bass sold all the pubs off and we were tied to barrelage and had to buy beer from the two bit company that brought it and that hadn't got a clue about how to run pubs
     
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    Was it the travelers rest
     
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    Yes he was the best publican - very sad that he died
     
  20. Gramaisc

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    That's Brian on the right.
     
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