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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 21st July, 2019)

Its music night

Its music night
Stone ale house, New Springs.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon power-shot)
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Comment by: Ken R on 21st July 2019 at 03:58

Great photo Ron, long time since I had a pint in there. I can just imagine you on the scrubbing board.

Comment by: Veronica on 21st July 2019 at 08:57

So good to see the pub has been rescued from demolition at such a grand age. Great for the people who live nearby I imagine...

Comment by: Julie on 21st July 2019 at 09:09

I am very surprised that this pub has not closed like a lot of local pubs have. It must get quite a lot of custom to keep it afloat.

Comment by: Anne on 21st July 2019 at 09:35

Those tiny windows. It must be very dark inside, the very reason I wouldn't like to live in a cottage regardless of how picturesque it is. Small windows owing to the high cost of glass in those days.

Comment by: irene roberts on 21st July 2019 at 09:45

My friend Tom's local.

Comment by: carl on 21st July 2019 at 12:37

been three times bad ale

Comment by: Mick on 21st July 2019 at 14:08

Anne you can what it looks like on the inside on this video


Comment by: Jimmy H on 21st July 2019 at 16:46

All ale's bad. (alcohol full stop!)

Comment by: Poet on 21st July 2019 at 21:22

I'm pleased the distinction is made between music and karaoke.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 21st July 2019 at 22:51

Ah! but then you haven't experienced my haunting rendition of ' Last Train to San Fernando ' have you Poet ?, or better still, my explosive interpretation of ' Mule Train ' , with percussive accompaniment courtesy of a handy McEwans beer tray coming into contact with mI yed ?.............or then again, maybe you have.

Comment by: DTease on 22nd July 2019 at 07:43

Ozy, when is the video coming out? I wouldn’t want miss the Bee-di-bee-di-bom-bom to San Fernando and the sight of you Clippity- clopping along with head banging accompaniment will be well worth sacrificing a few Beer Tokens for!

Comment by: Poet on 22nd July 2019 at 07:54

Astonishing Ozy, though after the fifth encore I thought you got a bit flat.

Comment by: Veronica on 22nd July 2019 at 12:53

If you were wearing buckskins and a Davy Crockett hat and doing a shoeshuffle dance it would have been believable Ozy.

Comment by: irene roberts on 22nd July 2019 at 15:36

Ozy, in the film "Wish You Were Here", one of the actors, (Victoria Wood's ex-husband Geoffrey Durham), actually sings "Mule Train" whilst hitting himself over the head with a tin tray!

Comment by: Poet on 23rd July 2019 at 00:06

Shane Macgowan was a good 'n too. Hardly ever touched a drop either Jimmy. All down to percussion.

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