Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 29th July, 2010)
Photo: Brian (Fuji Finepix S7000)
Brings back memories, it was my Sunday night local after church at St. Johns. It's former name escapes me at the moment.A sign of ageing I guess. Good photo by the way.
This used to be called The White Horse Hotel. It sold Almnonds beer, and when I used it in the 60s, it was run by Edith and Bill. Good picture.
nice photo,looks better from
Used to go in for dinner when I worked at Debenhams, 1973-1976.
There is an old photograph showing the pub and R.O. Lace & Son nearby.
i meant to say it looks better
from the outside than the inside
its still a good pic.
Think Sam Holden was the landlord here before he went to the Balcarres at Haigh, over thirty years ago.
I also went in the White Horse at times for lunch Irene, but this was in the sixties when I worked at the Co-op further down Standishgate, a few of us went there on special occasions or just for a change from the Co-op cafe, for some reason - I can't remember why - I always ended up with a Ploughmans lunch, I think it may have been that a Ploughmans was a bit of a novelty back then as the pubs who did bar meals tended to do their own version of them.
You're right about Sam, Dave, he later came back to the town centre and became landlord of the Swan & Railway.
many happy memories of that place ,those were the days the 60s
the 3 storey section of hartleys, with the England banner,wan not always the pub. Upto the early 60s it was my dads gents hairdressers,ted spencer. the pub extended into his shop, 1st floor was the living room,top floor my parents bedroom.He moved his bussiness to Bishopgate when we left standishgate. Cheers!!!!
The photograph in the 'album' section of this site, clearly shows the pub to be single-fronted and two storeys high.
My dad Harold Parkinson was the landlord of the White Horse.I got married from there in 1965.
I remember the pub being full when there was a rugby match on at Central Park