A school friend of mine, George Brierley, used to walk the owners dog. It was a huge great dane, nearly as tall as us 14 year olds. Would've been around 1967.
hi I was a regular at the Golden arrow back then the gaffers was called Ray, Ian Wallace was one of my friends back then his family moved from Olton late 80’s.I spent many a night in the Golden Arrow in the 80's. Loved the place. Our 'friends circle' kept on growing and growing and we took up most of the top half of the pub, then we spilled out into the middle. Had a few arguments with my fella at the time in there too usually over his flirting behaviour lol. I can't think of the gaffer's name at the moment but he was small but very feisty, could handle himself ok. The name Mick keeps popping into my head now. We used to always play pool on table 1, there was 2 there. We would ask the bar staff to put our initials on the board lol, 50p a game. Once one of our friends got his hand stuck in one of the pockets and the fire brigade had to be called out to release him. Also remember playing 'brag' with matches that were bought with money cus we wasn't allowed to gamble inside. Those were the days.
Sometimes we used to go to the Boundary afterwards for more drinking, i was young back then.
Also, the Dolphin was a regular haunt.
All the good pubs are being knocked down....it's a shame.
On my hen night we started at Beagles, then the trader, then the dolphin, then the golden arrow then on to Solihull.
Some years later i worked at the trader for a short while, before that i worked at the great western, which i loved. Fred & June ran it back then. They used to always sit in the snug with the coppers from the station opposite.
I am trying to see if i recognise any names on this thread... hmmm.
One name stands out from the golden arrow days, Ian Wallace, is he on here? lol well, you never know.
Nice sharing memories with you all.