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Britain's rich heritage of pubs under thread

 
 
McTag
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2007 06:29 pm
spendius wrote:
Mac wrote-

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I think both of these pubs pre-date the Great Fire of London, 1666, which makes them pretty old. Fascinating places.


So you can imagine the state of the jakes.


Spendi, you don't convince anyone with this pretend-Philistine stuff.
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spendius
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2007 06:48 pm
I wasn't trying to convince anybody of anything.

It just seemed logical to me that the pre-1666 pub in its authentic pristine state unsullied by commercial bullshit would have within its environs ladies jakes which marty wouldn't sit on.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2007 06:51 pm
Yawn...


Marty, I'm looking forward to your good time trip.
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spendius
 
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Reply Sun 18 Mar, 2007 07:04 pm
Nobody ever yawns in the "enchanted land".
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McTag
 
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Reply Tue 20 Mar, 2007 03:05 pm
I remember walking past one in The Strand, just about opposite the Royal Courts of Justice, called the "Wig and Pen" I think.

Very Dickensian, very fascinating. I like dodging into old pubs, and so does a certain German fellow of my acquaintance.

Can't remember why I didn't go in that one. Possibly the sun was not yet over the yardarm, and I had my wife in tow at the time. Smile
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Tue 20 Mar, 2007 03:09 pm
Kinda like our rich heritage of hunting. Soon they will all be coffee houses where metrosexuals can sit around and talk about the 20" wheels on their SUV's.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 20 Mar, 2007 03:15 pm
I wonder if there's one thread you didn't hijack, cjhsa.

But if such is part of your therapy, well, carry on.
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Tue 20 Mar, 2007 03:22 pm
Just warning ya, not hijacking.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Tue 20 Mar, 2007 03:46 pm
I've created this thread, cjhsa.

How shall I understand your warning?
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hamburger
 
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Reply Tue 20 Mar, 2007 05:09 pm
march 4 , 1979 , it's mrs h's birthday ,we had arrived in london the day before for a short stay before taking the ferry from harwich to hamburg .
"the lord raglan" was a pub somewhere in inner london .
when we arrived to have lunch about 11:30 the proprietor told us that the "birds" would soon be arriving and that we might be more comfortable sittting at the back .
we had no idea what he meant and picked up our lunch at the counter .
about a quarter to 12 a band arrived and set up on the stage ,
even more puzzlement !
pretty well at 12 on the dot the "birds" arrived - wearing miniskirts - , the "boys" arrived , the pints were served , the dancefloor was getting crowded ... and here were two colonials colonials in the midst of it :wink:
shortly before one pretty well everyone left , the band packed up and we had been introduced to a part of london life to enjoy for three days !
hbg



http://img453.imageshack.us/img453/5103/raglanmm9.jpg
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 23 Mar, 2007 01:56 am
In today's Guardian is a report about how big business wrecks traditional pubs:

Last orders
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McTag
 
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Reply Fri 23 Mar, 2007 02:52 am
Walter Hinteler wrote:
In today's Guardian is a report about how big business wrecks traditional pubs:

Last orders


A lot of information there, all bad. Crying or Very sad The news I mean, not the information.

It has been quite difficult for me and my chums to find a convivial "conversation pub" around here. Common problem.

Lord Raglan, wasn't he at the Charge of the Light Brigade? Or maybe I'm thinking of a Lord Lucan.
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Bohne
 
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Reply Fri 23 Mar, 2007 02:56 am
I would be sorry, to see the good old pubs go!
The people that need to react are the local ones though...
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McTag
 
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Reply Fri 23 Mar, 2007 02:58 am
McTag wrote:
Walter Hinteler wrote:
In today's Guardian is a report about how big business wrecks traditional pubs:

Last orders


A lot of information there, all bad. Crying or Very sad The news I mean, not the information.

It has been quite difficult for me and my chums to find a convivial "conversation pub" around here. Common problem.

Lord Raglan, wasn't he at the Charge of the Light Brigade? Or maybe I'm thinking of a Lord Lucan.


Well funnily enough, they were both there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FitzRoy_Somerset%2C_1st_Baron_Raglan
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Letty
 
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Reply Fri 23 Mar, 2007 03:35 am
Yep, Lord Raglan was one of my ancestors, I'm afraid, but as I have often observed, we must view history in the light of the setting event. There's always at least one snake in the family tree.

Interesting "threat", Walter. Razz
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hamburger
 
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Reply Sat 24 Mar, 2007 02:05 pm
letty wrote :

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Lord Raglan was one of my ancestors


if i would have told lord raglan that i was an aquaintence of yours , do you think he would have stood me a pint ?
perhaps there be a "next time" :wink: Question
hbg
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Letty
 
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Reply Sat 24 Mar, 2007 02:24 pm
Funny, hamburger. Unfortunately, I was that baby in a bubble from 2001, A Space Odyssey. Razz

http://www.houseofthemes.com/2010.jpg

It says 2010, but they hadn't reckoned on daylight savings time.
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hamburger
 
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Reply Sat 24 Mar, 2007 02:27 pm
letty :
2001 or 2010 , a mere difference of nine years at my age won't make "any difference" :wink: .
hbg
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spendius
 
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Reply Sat 24 Mar, 2007 06:30 pm
That is definitely a true fact.
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McTag
 
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Reply Sun 25 Mar, 2007 03:30 pm
spendius wrote:
That is definitely a true fact.


Facts are facts, and cannot be true or false. Am I right?
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