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Birmingham Lost Pubs Resource

Big Gee

master brummie
I just had a look at the Closed Pubs website....depressing, to say the least. Especially boozers I knew and loved around Aston, Newtown and Birchfield. Killed off no doubt by the unwillingness of people to drink and drive (and quite right, too) and the cheap drink available in supermarkets and off-licences for home consumption. I still do like a drinkie or three, but I haven't had a proper pub 'session' for years, as the remaining pubs within walking-distance of my house don't appeal to me. Terrible maybe to admit, but a favourite pastime (if you can call it that) in my late teens was to attempt to have a half-pint in every pub along Summer Lane and Alma Street, starting at The Salutation and trying, at least, to get as far as Six Ways. Never made it. Happy days....

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Phil

Retired Layabout
I have made quite a few contributions to the Lost Pubs site, the Birmingham section that is. The site keeps Glen very busy I would imagine, and is a very ambitious project and I am just waiting for him to catch up before sending him the next districts set of images.
 

Big Gee

master brummie
There were works by poets other than Byron entitled Mazeppa, and there were similarly-named musical pieces by several composers, including one by Liszt. My dad used to mention the Mazeppa pub in Aston, so I assume he used it, possibly before the war. As has been said, a strange name for a pub!

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mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
There was an opera also called Mazeppa, which was performed in Birmingham at least once at the Prince of Wales. Also a fast coach from Hereford to London and a racehorse. There was another pub in Navigation st also named Mazeppa.

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adap2it

master brummie
I just had a look at the Closed Pubs website....depressing, to say the least. Especially boozers I knew and loved around Aston, Newtown and Birchfield. Killed off no doubt by the unwillingness of people to drink and drive (and quite right, too) and the cheap drink available in supermarkets and off-licences for home consumption. I still do like a drinkie or three, but I haven't had a proper pub 'session' for years, as the remaining pubs within walking-distance of my house don't appeal to me. Terrible maybe to admit, but a favourite pastime (if you can call it that) in my late teens was to attempt to have a half-pint in every pub along Summer Lane and Alma Street, starting at The Salutation and trying, at least, to get as far as Six Ways. Never made it. Happy days....

G
Did you check out the Geach and the Woodman?
Dave A
 
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Stitcher

Guest
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I feel sure this image has been posted before but I could not find it so here it is again.
 

Pedrocut

Master Barmmie
Don’t know if this is the right thread, but an illustration from 1865 of the Old Ship Inn, with details...

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