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Outrigger

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glaciermint

Guest
I was told recently that nobody seems to have been able to track down a pic of the Outrigger/Ship Ashore which was by Moor St station, so I hope the attached is of interest.

I can't remember much about it though I do seem to recall that you had to walk up a lot of stairs? Anybody else recall it?

Bob
 

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Mossy

Guest
Yeah remember it well a barmaid there used to give us free beer...happy days :D Mau-reece
 

dek carr

gone but not forgotten
Built 1967 i must have been one of the first there did all the electrical installation. Dek
 

motorman-mike

Brum visitor who stayed.
I never thought the Ship Ashore looked very inviting from outside but then again.you should never judge a book by it's cover eh?
 

mikejee

Super Moderator
Staff member
There is another picture around, but it is a very bad one. yours is much better. Used to visit it a lot when i first came to Brum. Phil and I both knew a (different) barmaid who worked there.it was quite nice inside, though scarcely a beutiful building from the outside
Mike
 

john knight

signman
Bernard, our paths may have crossed, I did the banner you see in the photo, and knew Lisa quite well, I have a photo somewhere of her and my grandson on the boat.
 

Phil

Retired Layabout
Yes it seems they had quite a few barmaids at the Outrigger, it must have been 64-65 when I used it. My memory fails me a bit, but did it have an upstairs (up more stairs) room because I'm sure that is where the barmaid I knew worked.

Phil
 

Bernard67Arnold

master brummie
Talking of rooms upstarirs, my brother in law Hoss left me a tape of a Sid Lawence broadcast on Radio 2 some years ago, the compere went to this pub with one of Sids
band, he said to the barmaid, what in the ploughmans lunch? she said"Theres bread, cheese, pickle, pork pie, and then half an hour upstairs with the barmaid,
the guy out of the band said, Whos pies are they? Bernard
 

printmeister

master brummie
Bernard, that little story has cracked me up :)
When I was working in Gopsal St. I used to frequent Moby Dicks... billed as 'Birmingham's only seafaring pub' I'd totally forgot about the Outrigger, or I'd have taken them to task!
 

suemalings

master brummie
I remember going to the Outrigger around 1969. Wasn't the floor in the upper room wavy to give the impression you were at sea?
 
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Elizabeth Redmond

Guest
I had totally forgot about The Outrigger until i seen this and it was a very popular pub
 

Patty

master brummie
When used to go to the hairdessing academy in Digbeth,(opposite the bus station) on a Tuesday night, when I came out I used to walk towards town and go in a pub on the corner, I am sure it had a ship on the sign could it have been the outrigger or The gallon springs to mind?????? The church was on the other side of the road, we would have a quick drink before going to the West End
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
hi patty....i am pretty sure you are right about the ship sign...i seem to recall that too...think i only went in once or twice...

lyn
 
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glaciermint

Guest
Yes the one on the corner had a massive ship sign on the wall. Was it called the Royal George?

Bob
 

Astoness

TRUE BRUMMIE MODERATOR
Staff member
hi bob...i think im getting confused :cry: i thought it was the pub in your pic that had the ship sign on it....i also seem to remember a royal george...

lyn
 
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