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Barton's Arms High Street Aston

Astoness

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i went in the bartons a couple of times last summer....still kept up to the good standards its had over the past few years..to be honest the pubs around that area are now very sparse...dont think i could name them on one hand...the clements further up closed some months back...so sad to see the pub trade dwindling before our eyes but on the bright side what a jewel we have in the bartons...oh and not forgetting the bull price st...

lyn
 

Williamstreeter

master brummie
i went in the bartons a couple of times last summer....still kept up to the good standards its had over the past few years..to be honest the pubs around that area are now very sparse...dont think i could name them on one hand...the clements further up closed some months back...so sad to see the pub trade dwindling before our eyes but on the bright side what a jewel we have in the bartons...oh and not forgetting the bull price st...

lyn
I spent many a good time in there under various gaffers most memorable Terry Long then Steve Lefervre . The name of the gaffer that introduced the Sunday dinnertime Jazz escapes me at the moment . BBC made an early evening music show there one Friday night , the hosts were David Soul and Sally James , I shook Mr Soul's hand in the least likliest place . I'l just say it was a convenience for both of us . Good old days
 

Astoness

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I spent many a good time in there under various gaffers most memorable Terry Long then Steve Lefervre . The name of the gaffer that introduced the Sunday dinnertime Jazz escapes me at the moment . BBC made an early evening music show there one Friday night , the hosts were David Soul and Sally James , I shook Mr Soul's hand in the least likliest place . I'l just say it was a convenience for both of us . Good old days
ooh err john david soul...trust me to miss out :(

lyn
 

Williamstreeter

master brummie
ooh err john david soul...trust me to miss out :(

lyn
Lyn I remember one of the locals had told DS of a local female's (age about 70) nickname , it sounded ever so funny when he introduced the piece going to be played was dedicated to "lipstick Lil" . After the show had finished and all the TV gear wrapped up . Mr Soul was seen heading for the horizon(the car park by the underpass to Newtown Shopping Ctr with his arm around Ms James shoulder .
 

Astoness

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Lyn I remember one of the locals had told DS of a local female's nickname , it sounded ever so funny when he introduced the pice going to be played was dedicated to "lipstick Lil" . After the show had finished and all the TV gear wrapped up . Mr Soul was seen heading for the horizon(the car park by the underpass to Newtown Shopping Ctr with his arm around Ms James shoulder .
ohhhh its just not fair:sob:
 
Still very much a work-in-progress, I am providing a link to my web page for this public-house now as some folks have asked about the old Barton's Arms and I have done a bit of blurb on that :
 

A Sparks

master brummie
Love the film!
The presenter's comment about the expense of his pint when the film was made in 1974 - 80p :laughing:
 

Astoness

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love that footage...seen it a few times...great to see shots of the old houses before demo and who can forget the aston hipp...it has to one of if not the best victorian pubs in the country the minton tiles are something else.. some of you may know this but there are also magnificent tiles on the floor in a certain part of the pub which were covered up years ago to protect them...i did manage to get a copy of a photo of them before they were covered up...must see if i still have it in my files...thanks kieron

lyn
 
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adap2it

master brummie
love that footage...seen it a few times...great to see shots of the old houses before demo and who can forget the aston hipp...it has to one of if not the best victorian pubs in the country the minton tiles are something else.. some of you may know this but there are also magnificent tiles on the floor in a certain part of the pub which were covered up years ago to protect them...i did manage to get a copy of a photo of them before they were covered up...must see if i still have it in my files...thanks kieron

lyn
Unfortunately Lyn, I cannot watch the film as it's not playable outside of the UK.
Dave A
 

Radiorails

master brummie
Unfortunately Lyn, I cannot watch the film as it's not playable outside of the UK.
Dave A
If you use the Opera Browser, which has a free VPN choice, you could move yourself - internet wise - to Europe or somewhere else maybe. That might allow you to view.
 

adap2it

master brummie
If you use the Opera Browser, which has a free VPN choice, you could move yourself - internet wise - to Europe or somewhere else maybe. That might allow you to view.
Appreciate the info, however, I've just had my laptop completely rebuilt and limiting my downloads to a minimum. Had previous VPN problems so I'll just have to put up with it. Again, I appreciate your help...someone could post the video to FB I guess..
Dave A
 
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