Started by: christine marsden (684)

does anyone remember the pub called the Jawbone, on victoria St. Newtown.? what was its original name?

Started: 6th Apr 2007 at 23:43

Posted by: robbie (inactive)

The Prince Of Wales.

Replied: 7th Apr 2007 at 07:55

Posted by: oscardog (262)

Yip used go in for half a lager and lime and play the space invader

Replied: 7th Apr 2007 at 15:34

Posted by: jim roberts (63)

Hi Christine
I went in the jaw bone for years when Jack Percival was the landlord it was a rum pub had many many a year of good times. It was full of characters not a bad domino and dart team i'm sure if you mention my name in there someone will know me i now live in the USA.
I was once told that the pub got the name of the Jaw Bone. there once was a bowling green behind the pub and two old codgers where playing bowls and had an argument when one of the old guys broke the others jaw bone so hence the nick name JAW BONE

Replied: 7th Apr 2007 at 20:14

Posted by: klunk yed (465) 

Dont you mean that the jaw was your second home,LOL.

Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 17:59

Posted by: jim roberts (63)

Not quite son but i had fun in the place many memories get in touch soon do you still have my e-mail address

Replied: 9th Apr 2007 at 22:32

Posted by: klunk yed (465) 

yip no probs

Replied: 10th Apr 2007 at 12:23

Posted by: doran (16)

used to go in there during the week with my missus years ago,what happened to anita and joanne the bar maids and didn't christine run it ??

Replied: 26th Jun 2007 at 12:18

Posted by: bentlegs (4538)

My owd mate Eric Farrimond used to go in there , not seen him in 30 years.

Replied: 26th Jun 2007 at 19:15

Posted by: sue.64 (6879)

yup. remember that but never went in there

Replied: 26th Jun 2007 at 20:55

Posted by: jim roberts (63)

bentlegs i knew eric farrimond he died years ago

Replied: 26th Jun 2007 at 22:15

Posted by: judyteen (933) 

i used to go in jawbone when i worked a plessey at union bridge

Replied: 27th Jun 2007 at 09:01

Posted by: bentlegs (4538)

How old was Eric when he died Jim?

Replied: 27th Jun 2007 at 18:48

Posted by: jim roberts (63)

bentlegs not sure but he was good guy

Replied: 27th Jun 2007 at 23:40

Posted by: johnlythg (inactive)

It was my local in the 60's when Gerry farrimond, (no relation to Eric) was landlord. Eric was a mate,brilliant darter, and he had different coloured eyes, one brown, one green. In those days my other mates were Harry Hersnip, John Rathbone,Tony Prior, etc etc

Replied: 2nd Feb 2011 at 15:27

Posted by: nicola (3236) 

Awreet Johnlythg - get yersel onto the general board and introduce yourself to WW

Welcome by the way!

Replied: 2nd Feb 2011 at 15:57

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive)

Hiya, Johnny. There is a poster on here, Bryan121. His Parents ran the pub at one stage.

Replied: 2nd Feb 2011 at 16:29

Posted by: micky east (inactive)

christine where you a regular

Replied: 2nd Feb 2011 at 16:35

Posted by: ann-spam (3470) 

A girl doreen

A girl doreen arnold had the jaw bone pub for a few years ..

Replied: 2nd Feb 2011 at 17:11

Posted by: cindy (5841) 

My Granmother used to live in No 51 Victoria st. opposite the pub is No 51 still up.

Replied: 2nd Feb 2011 at 17:40

Posted by: bentlegs (4538)

Eric Farrimond did jail for robbing the post man on his round, ithink it was in Aplbey Bridge, I remember the police comming to work to pick him up, one of them said, Thal never get away with this Eric,postman noticed you had a brown eye & a blue one,

Replied: 2nd Feb 2011 at 19:02

Posted by: rio caroni (5077) 

johnlythg, live about three mins from Jawbone but never been a regular. Noticed your address, went to Margarita about five years ago and really enjoyed it. Went on a two day trip to spend the night in the jungle and it was something I'll never forget

Replied: 2nd Feb 2011 at 19:08

Posted by: dodger (3414)

I used to be a regular,untill brian121s dad finished, then it went downhill.

Replied: 2nd Feb 2011 at 19:11

Posted by: basil brush (13967)

I used to go in when Doreen had it, she soon cleared a few of the idiots out of there, good pint to because her husband won the cellar of the year award for the Jaw.

Replied: 2nd Feb 2011 at 20:14

Posted by: rbilly (10582)

i know doreen very well she is a rum lass she as the station pub at gatherst the one near to the baby elephant indian restaraunt ..

Replied: 2nd Feb 2011 at 21:07

Posted by: sammyjade (495)

i use to go there regular as i was friends with pauline whose dad was the landlord.

Replied: 3rd Feb 2011 at 00:52

Posted by: ©art© (6154)

Who was that well known Club singer who had the Jawbone?
Can't for the life of me remember his name

Replied: 3rd Feb 2011 at 01:47

Posted by: mswigan (inactive)


Billy Barker a well known singer had the Seven Stars

Replied: 3rd Feb 2011 at 10:33

Posted by: johnlythg (inactive)

rio caroni, do you know my old mate Jimmy Caddick?, he lives quite close to the Jawbone. We had a Thomas Linacre School reunion a couple of years ago, we hadn't seen each other for 47 years,What a bunch of old rockers!!,all in decent nick though

Replied: 4th Feb 2011 at 20:51

Posted by: antar (711)

Jimmy Roberts your wife and mine used to be good friends both used to work at asda many years ago they used to share shifts remember , Bill .

Replied: 5th Feb 2011 at 01:16

Posted by: james roberts (35)

antar Hi
i'm sorry for being forgetful but could you please refresh my memory and tell me who you are because that was a long time ago, i seem to recolect but not sure.
Jim Roberts

Replied: 5th Feb 2011 at 06:02

Posted by: dodger (3414)

johnlythg, I know him, I see him every weekend.

Replied: 5th Feb 2011 at 20:44

Posted by: topaz7 (262)

I used to go in the jawbone regularly used to have a really good night, Jack Percival had it. Funnily enough Ive been with his daughter Pauline tonight lovely family.

Replied: 5th Feb 2011 at 21:30

Posted by: dodger (3414)

bentlegs, Eric Farrimond had the Queens for a while.

Replied: 6th Feb 2011 at 12:27

Posted by: bentlegs (4538)

Dodger, sounds funny with him having a police record,but then again Eric could get round anybody. Eric worked on the north sea gass conversion & it just so happened that he worke on his own house & next door, He asked me to put him a double socket by the side of his fireplace, Itook the floorboard up to run the cable & noticed that his gass pipe came from next door, when i asked him about it he admitted he had done it during the conversion & not paid for gass for two years, One rum bugger was Eric,

Replied: 6th Feb 2011 at 15:14

Posted by: dodger (3414)

Aye bentlegs he was a bit of a reprobate, but he was the landlord of the Queens, I think it was sometime in the eighties.

Replied: 6th Feb 2011 at 15:37

Posted by: bryanp121 (1319)

dodger, i think it might have been his wife dianne who had the license for landlady, not sure but they split up shortly after, i remember eric living alone at one point.

Replied: 7th Feb 2011 at 12:10

Posted by: bryanp121 (1319)

bentlegs, do you remember the other guys who got caught with eric,i knew them all well,must know you if you went in jawbone.hope you are keeping well.

Replied: 7th Feb 2011 at 12:18

Posted by: bentlegs (4538)

bryanp121, No ididn't know the other two, i only went in the Jawbone a few times to meet Eric, Have they still got the darts trophy that Eric made? it used to be behind the bar & it was three brass darts highly polised stuck in a brass dartboard or block,Eric somtimes called to pick me up for work on the afternoon shift in his Ford Anglia & he was half canned at that time of the day 1-00pm.Pity he's gone , we had some good times together.

Replied: 7th Feb 2011 at 16:13

Posted by: bryanp121 (1319)

bentlegs, there were 3 others and 2 of them played for the darts and dominoes team, yes i do remember the jawbone trophy, gold colour, not sure what it was made of but eric did a good job of making it.wonder were it is now,next time in the jawbone i will ask.

Replied: 7th Feb 2011 at 20:00

Posted by: antar (711)

hi jimmy its bill my wifes name was christine and i think you were married to marlene am i right .

Replied: 8th Feb 2011 at 18:46

Posted by: bentlegs (4538)

bryanp, Eric made the trophy at Vulcan foundry, He was a coppersmith, He got the sack for claiming overtime that he didn't do & the office girl who worked the figures for him was also sacked, he had been knocking about with her for a while,

Replied: 8th Feb 2011 at 19:53

Posted by: dodger (3414)

Aye, and the scoundrel tried to short change me once.
I gave him a tenner, and he gave me change for a fiver. He tried to engage me in conversation, in the hope I wouldn't notice, he said "you've not been in for a while" so I said "aye and it'll be a while before I come in again at £6 odd a pint.

Replied: 8th Feb 2011 at 20:19

Posted by: bentlegs (4538)

Dodger, Eric allover,but a lovable rogue.

Replied: 8th Feb 2011 at 20:44

Posted by: gazzer (380)

Good pint and a good price worth a visit for sure

Replied: 9th Feb 2011 at 15:25

Posted by: james roberts (35)

Hi antar Yes i was Married to Marlene, What is your surname

Replied: 10th Feb 2011 at 12:44

Posted by: james roberts (35)

Hi Brian 121
The other two guys with Eric where Wally Mousedale
And Bill Taylor

Replied: 25th Feb 2011 at 22:37

Posted by: bentlegs (4538)

Has anyone who went in the Jawbone & new Eric got a silver ring with the Chicago city hall crest on, He made loads of them from silver spoons & forks that he aquired from somewhere, he would never tell me how he got hold of them.

Replied: 26th Feb 2011 at 20:12

Posted by: thiek c (1093) 

A bit off thread but any of you go in the Mechanics Billy B arker played there for quite along time . I was waiting on at that time.

Replied: 16th Mar 2011 at 12:32

Posted by: mswigan (inactive)

thiek Billy Barker was the Landlord of the Seven Stars a few years ago. Does he still sing?

Replied: 17th Mar 2011 at 10:06

Posted by: ann-spam (3470) 

Mswigan yes billy still sings in a few pubs with his fan club .

Replied: 18th Mar 2011 at 13:54

Posted by: fingers (inactive)

The Jawbone

Replied: 2nd Dec 2016 at 17:21

Posted by: MarieM (5563)

Christine, I have tried and tried to find out but never found out how this pub got it's nickname of the Jawbone.

Replied: 9th Dec 2016 at 18:35

Posted by: tom cros (107) 

possible explanations on another thread

I've heard two. One, when they were digging the footings they found a human Jawbone. Two, on opening night a fight broke out and a bloke got his Jawbone broke

Replied: 13th Jul 2014 at 19:55

Replied: 9th Dec 2016 at 19:45


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