Some vintage bikes at the Balcarres Arms in Haigh.
Comment by Ken R on 18th December 2016 at 03:29
Great photo Mick, the pub looks great, would love to have a pint of Marston's bitter with my Sunday lunch.
Comment by Gary Leece on 18th December 2016 at 09:20
Fine photo of bikes and bikers - and it's good to see a pub that's open. So many are now flats or mini markets.
The Balcarres is on an excellent corner site; last in there 2003. More regularly 1969-71.
Comment by Garry on 18th December 2016 at 12:22
So many pubs demolished too.
Comment by Kath H on 18th December 2016 at 13:27
We had our wedding reception there in 1968,after getting married at St David's.
Comment by Rev David Long on 18th December 2016 at 15:53
I blame the teetotallers for that, Garry.
Comment by Owdkewyed on 18th December 2016 at 18:34
Nice pic Mick, but no vintage bikes in that lot all modern, and at a guess that bike with the 'Battenburg' markings could be a 'Blood Bike' and some sort of club ride out. Maybe some one can enlighten us.
The 'Bloodbikers ' deliver much needed urgent blood to hospitals in all weathers and they are volunteers as well, well done lads!.
Comment by Vb on 18th December 2016 at 18:55
It still seems 'oldie worldy' along the bend of the road and the pub is as usual a lovely stone building.
Comment by Garry on 18th December 2016 at 20:22
How right you are Rev Long, and the price of a pint.
Comment by Sam h on 18th December 2016 at 21:59
Rev David ,I've never smoked mysel but I strongly believe the smoking ban strongly added to the demise of the public houses,it's the same in souther n Ireland when I visit my sister,the same thing has happened there.
Comment by Mick on 18th December 2016 at 23:12
Yes Owdkewyed it was a blood delivery bike and the blood biker rider stopped the traffic down at the finger post roundabout so they all could stick together in one pack.
I was only only push bike so I couldnt keep up with them after that
Comment by GrandmaS on 20th December 2016 at 22:55
The Blood Bikers deliver Blood, Baby Milk(from the milk banks) samples and medication required urgently. They are all volunteers and I am proud to have a son who is one.
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