gone but not forgotten
Thanks Mike I had no idea of the names.|Dek
You're quite right Wam, Bogarts was right up the other end of New Street & on the opposite side of the road.Given the date (1975) the sign is probably a reference to the pub bombings of late 74. The most obvious places for it to be would be outside the Tavern in the Town or the Mulberry Bush (the two pubs bombed). The Tavern was on New St between Corporation St and High St but I don't know when it reopened or what as (it's now the Yard of Ale, if they haven't changed the name again). It would have been one of 3 closest to the New St./Corporation St. Junction along with The Cabin at the top of the ramp/under the stairs by the station and whatever the pub on Stephenson st was ((The Gilded Cage?).
I don't think the Tavern re-opened as Bogarts but I could be wrong. I thought that was up the top by the ABC cinema.
Haven't seen this photograph before of The Ship Ashore. It became The Outrigger, anyone know when and the reason for the name change? Those stairs kept going up and up...
Hi, Barr_Beacon, Not sure when the name was changed but it was the outrigger in 1973 we had our wedding reception there. Wendy
hi BB just caught up with this photo...new to me as well...i wonder if the change of name to the outrigger was because just like the rigging of a ship those stairs kept going up and up...Haven't seen this photograph before of The Ship Ashore. It became The Outrigger, anyone know when and the reason for the name change? Those stairs kept going up and up...
yes lozellian i also used the fili a few times...we dont seem to get the atmosphere now as we did then...shame really..or maybe its just me getting oldHi Astoness,
What about the Filibuster, great pub of the 70's with an excellent atmosphere, which played "decent music" unlike the mainstream music that was essentially for teenies.