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Paul Pry Pub.

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Going through this mountain of old paperwork and pictures, I have found a bill/receipt for Corbett..( Mr.Mrs.?) Circa 1942..anyone?

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A short article in the Nottm Evening Post of 11/3/1940 mentions that Emily Mary Corbett was granted a licence for rediffusion music at the Paul Pry.  (Radio music?!)

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Hadn't realised the pub was so close to Upper Eldon Street, which is where my Mum lived until she was 11 or 12.  Knew the street was still there, but her house is long gone

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Thanks folks, apparently ...unless I have read wrong..Paul Pry was a character in a play?..not sure.

Maybe Jill Sparrow's expertise?

 

 

I know the song from Poole's ( Paul pry ) 'cherry ripe.' featured in the excellent wartime film - Went The Day Well.

 

John West was the Landlord in 1898.

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Could be Colin!..though this pub doesn't like folk to Pry!..quite literally.

I found a pencil written receipt from the 40's amongst some old papers.

It says?

Keg,tap,mallet.

Can't see full price £,... 10/1

According to relatives my Dad 'hired' kegs with a tap and carried to a houseparty on a pram.

Of all the pubs I look at- this boozer ain't giving much away.

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Ian I seem to remember that years ago was also something that happened in Arnold, I have it my mind that Wagga Hopewell of Needham Road had a tapped barrel from the Maid Marian on Coppice Road for a birthday party.

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Hi Ian

Just recently found your post. While looking for photographs of the paul pry. Emily may Corbett was my grandmother and ran the pub for 13 years. From late 30’s to early 50’s. I was almost born there and the family say that is why my name is Paul 

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Brilliant Paul!

As i said a while back , i found amongst my late Dads stuff.

Bills for kegged beer, a tap and mallet.

Such was the practice then!

Anymore info on this play inspired pub would be great.

Regards..ian.

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