Photo-a-Day (Friday, 20th May, 2011)
Decline of the British Pub
Photo: Brian (Fuji Finepix S7000)
I'll bet the beer has gone sour.
I remember that from the 70's,what is happening to the British pubs?
One of many, more to come.Sign of the times
Been an inhospitable dump for many a year, even when it was open!
remember Ossie Butler being landlord there at one time
Only one boozer left on top lock now out of the original three
I remember years ago the 3 pubs locally called...top, middle and bottom, (sounds rude I know). Top lock inn, Kirkless inn (middle) and (bottom) Commercial inn. The Top lock inn was demolished in the early 70s...had some great nights in New Springs.
The Pub With No Beer.....
If you don't use em, you lose em .
I believe it was on fire a few months ago then it got boarded up.
the trouble with these pubs set on the canal is they only get used in summer.
open allday who pays fuel/wages when more often than not the landlord/lady/managers spend more time this side of the bar and employ people to serve ale thats if anybody goes in seems a bit daft to me.bring back the old opening times i say to cut cost
When I was working at NCB Kirkless central works in the 60's I aways went in top lock, never the commercial.
It wont be long before all are pubs are turned into flats. In a few years time there will be plenty of empty flats , unfortunately there will be no industry left so no one will be able to buy them. Its getting that way people in the UK cant afford fuel for their car to get to work. Such a shame pubs was a large industry. Sadly they are melting into history
Ron D has got it spot on, if you don't use um you lose um....only pubs in towns will survive.
Nice looking building....what a shame it has to go .
The towels are on ,
The Landlords gone,
So there no need to stay ,
The empty vault and lobby,
Say that it's had it's sway.