Old photos of London pubs


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Been in 3 of the Pubs,and stayed at the Norman Cross Motel.............

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Before the days of Tom Tom and technology when sent out to do a job, many a time we'd have to ask someone the way, and we was nearly always directed to turn left or right at a pub and what names some of these pubs had. one comes to mind 'The Spanker' as I remember it was a place called heage near Ripley. Then there was 'The Squinting Cat.' can't quite remember where it was I think it was in a pit village Derbys. Not sure if there was one called 'The Flying Bedstead, plese correct me if i'm wrong.

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Squinting Cat,...........Clipstone,.............went there alot in the 60s

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In the 70's on Forest away match and England games we used to frequent Snows , The Cockney Pride and Wards Irish House all around Leicester Square and Piccadilly, now turned into stores or Aberdeen Angus Steak houses I think. We were only four England fans in Cockney Pride when it filled up with Scots after our 5-1 thrashing of them... we marched out unscathed to the song of "Alan Ball is illegitimate Alan Balls a B*****d" They could have slaughtered us but they just did it for a laugh thank God.

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Benjamin (#4), I can remember going to see a group at the Squinting Cat in Clipstone in the 60's. I was driving my first car, a Vauxhall Wyvern, and the car was full of mates and girlfriends. When we got there we were told that the group hadn't turned up so we had a couple of pints and decided to go back to Nottingham. On the way back I drove round a bend a little too fast and, because of all the people in the car, I just managed to keep it under control. Nobody noticed and I never said anything but it taught me a lesson I'd never forget.

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