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Photo: nopa1000
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Mine host John Bolton,,,,New Inn , Ratcliff Rd , Aspull ,, 50s

Comment by: whups on 4th October 2015 at 17:40

in a proper glass to

Comment by: irene roberts on 4th October 2015 at 19:19

I love the old wooden beer/pop crates. I bet there were no drugs or foul language in that pub! A lovely photo of times gone by.

Comment by: Roy on 4th October 2015 at 21:25

Definately no drugs, not to sure about the language Irene, but i will say, if there were any females within hearing distance it wouldn't be used, or at least they wouldn't hear it. I still use a barrel glass to this day where i drink.

Comment by: Jarvo on 5th October 2015 at 06:35

I remember Ken Gee's pub in Pemberton, The Pack Horse. As kids, we used to walk past the side door, going up to St John's church. I think it must have been the vault. In summer the door was always fully open: you could smell the stale beer and hear the men talking. It was quite dark, but you could see the shadowy figures of working men enjoying a drink on a Friday night. I still walk past today, but now, sadly, it is a Tesco shop, and, alas, Ken Gee is long dead. If I linger for a moment, I can still hear the chit chat of the men; and catch the faint smell of beer blowing on the autumn breeze up the alleyway...

Comment by: irene roberts on 5th October 2015 at 12:23

Roy, you are right. Men had respect for Ladies in those days; now some of the girls are worse than the lads! Jarvo, that was beautifully worded, and I too can smell beer from an open pub door from childhood, but I think beer smelled stronger in those days, and perhaps it was, because we lived opposite a pub in Ince and very often off-key renditions of "Nelly Dean" and "Honely a rose Hi give yoooooo" drifted across to our house!

Comment by: Jarvo on 5th October 2015 at 14:38

Irene: That made me laugh. It is a real pleasure reading your posts. You really should put more of your memories on to this website. Take care, J.

Comment by: Graham Taylor on 10th October 2015 at 13:50

My uncle Ken Robinson was landlord of the New Inn in the 60's before he moved on to manage the Legion across the road. I spent many a happy hour in the old place.

Comment by: nopa1000 on 23rd October 2015 at 19:03

Hi Graham ,,The name Ken Robinson rings a bell .. just cant put a face to it

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