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Sitting in a beer garden when the suns out and women have skimpy gear on is great. 

Aye, we were on that one.......it first broke down at one of the services this side of Brum, while a full coachload of pissed off Bolton fans were standing around ,a van full of Blackpool fans parked

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Teatime Dave is dead now. He was never the same after his appearance on the gameshow 15-to-1. Having been cajoled into it after spending many an afternoon propping up the bar at the Gypsies Tent and getting loads of answers correct, he finally got on and was eliminated at the first attempt having got all his questions wrong.

Never spoke of it again.

Greasy used to own a chippy, hence his moniker. Bopper was a merchant navy man. Harry the Bastard was, quite simply, an utter bastard.

Salt of the earth types.

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I know somebody who went on the original William G Stewart (who, incidentally, added the 'G' to his name to appeal to the yoof market) 'Fifteen to One' - he did shit an' all, they gave each contestant a VHS copy of the show.

The tight bastards stuck it on a C30 tape - so you couldn't even cover the poke hole up with tape, or dice with death and clog it up with scrunched-up paper then tape Endsleigh League Extra over it ("you are number 1!" No we're not, Dreadzone, at very best we are top of number 2).

 

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7 minutes ago, fatty said:

Flat roof pubs are a dying breed

There was another one on Brownlow Way, I always asked my old man if we could go in there (Spinners?) but was always told "no" - presumably because it was full of ruffians.

We always went in The Bowling Green.

 

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14 hours ago, Youri McAnespie said:

Sit on the steps here...

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It's the City Hotel on Escrick Street, Halliwell.

Neither a hotel nor in a city.

What was up with The Escrick Arms?

topless bar maids 

would drop my dad and his mate off

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39 minutes ago, fatty said:

Flat roof pubs are a dying breed

I started frequenting a flat roofer near me pre lockdown. Characters galore. Next door to the obligatory bookies and the chippy two doors down 😁

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1 hour ago, Spider said:

 his mates Bopper, Greasy Graham, Teatime Dave, Harry the Bastard and Dirtyneck

 

Add in Ashburner Market Fish Stall Face, Early Dart, The Squelcher, The Shark and Son of Bat and a bag of fizzy worms......and I reckon that's the full compliment of people that @embankmentgoes to the match with

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I lived round there when I was a kid. Youri is right about the corner shops. Within two blocks either side of Elgin Street/Eskrick Street junction you had everything you ever needed.

Two greengrocers, butcher's on Hughes Street, chippy (Bills), pub (Bowling Green), little supermarket (Hanburys), GP surgery (next door to Bowling Green), newsagents, two hairdressers for the ladies, barbers for the gents (Les Bragg), two primary schools (one CofE on RC) , a big fuck off church of either persuasion, a secondary school (Brownlow Fold), hardware shop opposite the chippy. I think there was even a bookies next door to Les Bragg's.

If you needed a chemist you had to venture 4 blocks up Elgin street, past another shop, another hairdressers to the chemist opposite ex WW2 pilot Jimmy Gulshen's newsagents.

 

 

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47 minutes ago, Escobarp said:

I started frequenting a flat roofer near me pre lockdown. Characters galore. Next door to the obligatory bookies and the chippy two doors down 😁

Usually an independent bookie. Dodgy as fuck 

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8 minutes ago, mickbrown said:

I lived round there when I was a kid. Youri is right about the corner shops. Within two blocks either side of Elgin Street/Eskrick Street junction you had everything you ever needed.

Two greengrocers, butcher's on Hughes Street, chippy (Bills), pub (Bowling Green), little supermarket (Hanburys), GP surgery (next door to Bowling Green), newsagents, two hairdressers for the ladies, barbers for the gents (Les Bragg), two primary schools (one CofE on RC) , a big fuck off church of either persuasion, a secondary school (Brownlow Fold), hardware shop opposite the chippy. I think there was even a bookies next door to Les Bragg's.

If you needed a chemist you had to venture 4 blocks up Elgin street, past another shop, another hairdressers to the chemist opposite ex WW2 pilot Jimmy Gulshen's newsagents.

 

 

You've done the "Eeeh - everything were better then..."

But missed out the "today it's..." followed by some barely concealed racist vitriol. 😀

There was a house opposite The Bowling Green that intrigued me, no proper windows etc. I never thought about it just being a house a kitchen fitter or sommat used as a workshop.

The first house proper after it was very poor, there was nowt like that in affluent G/L

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37 minutes ago, Sweep said:

Add in Ashburner Market Fish Stall Face, Early Dart, The Squelcher, The Shark and Son of Bat and a bag of fizzy worms......and I reckon that's the full compliment of people that @embankmentgoes to the match with

Ashburner STREET Market Fish Stall Face....

You've missed Swedish Al......

😮

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27 minutes ago, Rudy said:

Usually an independent bookie. Dodgy as fuck 

Betting slips behind the bar and he would phone the bets round for you save you the 10 yard walk and you felt obliged to order another round  for his troubles “one for yerself pal”

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5 minutes ago, Escobarp said:

Betting slips behind the bar and he would phone the bets round for you save you the 10 yard walk and you felt obliged to order another round  for his troubles “one for yerself pal”

Last time I was properly in pub for an all dater was March 13th Gold Cup day, pub had all races on TV with a bloke in the corner just taking bets. If you had a bet you could eat from the free buffet too. 
 

I miss the pub  

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11 minutes ago, Ani said:

Last time I was properly in pub for an all dater was March 13th Gold Cup day, pub had all races on TV with a bloke in the corner just taking bets. If you had a bet you could eat from the free buffet too. 
 

I miss the pub  

We usually have a big day out gold cup day. I miss them as well. Clinging on til they’re open 

 

 

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