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Foundry Inn
Photo: Harry Wharton
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Item #: 32828
Foundry Inn Darlington street

Comment by: Zoonie on 21st December 2020 at 18:28

Not to be to pessimistic but I looked forward to coming into town for a couple of pints before all this pandemic pandemonium but I wonder will my favourite pubs still be operating like the Tap and Barell, Raven and Swan and Railway. Sincerely hope so.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st December 2020 at 18:28

Remember that pub but never been inside. It was painted cream and maroon at the time if I remember.

Comment by: RON HUNT on 21st December 2020 at 19:22

Sorry to tell you but the 'TAP and BARELL' has closed and is up for sale.

Comment by: Edna on 21st December 2020 at 21:30

It looks very Pleasent round that area then.I think I prefer it to now.

Comment by: whups on 22nd December 2020 at 00:04

did,nt john docherty have that pub ? /

Comment by: Ranger on 22nd December 2020 at 08:58

Had my first pint in there aged 16 in 1963.

Comment by: Albert.S. on 22nd December 2020 at 09:34

The offices shown next to the pub , were they the offices of the brass foundry?. Was the foundry called the Pepper Mill?. When was this photograph taken?.

Comment by: DerekB on 22nd December 2020 at 12:38

Albert, yes it was The Pepper Mill. A mate of mine worked there and said it was a terrible place to work in as it was always rat infested, probably coming from the river Douglas which ran behind it.

Comment by: t on 22nd December 2020 at 15:11

smoothing iron, george dawber had it mid sixties

Comment by: Broady on 22nd December 2020 at 15:18

Was it known as The Smoothing Iron?

Comment by: CJAlan on 22nd December 2020 at 15:44

I'd say this picture was taken in the 1980s with the mark one Fiesta and the old style Transit van.

I don't actually remember the pub myself - does anyone know when it closed?

I do remember the Old Pepper Mill site - it was lying derelict for quite a while before it was demolished.


Comment by: AH on 22nd December 2020 at 20:20

Whups, john docherty was the landlord,1980s i think? [smoothing iron].now lidl car park

Comment by: whups on 23rd December 2020 at 00:14

yes iv,e played darts in there . i know john jr well .

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