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The Two Hands, The Packhorse, The Cheshire Cat and The Harlequin - Shard End!

tayrich

proper brummie kid
I used to use the Cheshire Cat a lot. Its now sheltered accommodation for the elderly, but as a nice touch they have kept the old pub sign, and its called 'Cheshire Court'
My late mother in law worked for many years as a cleaner at The Harlequin. When it was demolished to build the new doctors surgery, they found a huge unexploded WW2 bomb on the site.
 

dazygee

New Member
I have a few memories back in the day when it was the two hands!! I was about 5 yrs old when I moved in with my Parents back in 73/74. Sid and Daphne were the landlords back in the day with Jimmy as the head barman. Does anyone recall them..
 

bluebrummie

Proud Brummie!
F.A.O. Bluebrummie.
Your father would'nt be Frank Parker would it? who use to play darts in the Two Hands, if it is I knew him quite well.

Terry
Forgive me Terry for the late reply! :) I did not know this was here and I haven't been on for a long while now! Yes and I do believe you are the same Terry I spoke to on the Shard End group on Facebook! ;-)
 

bluebrummie

Proud Brummie!
hmm so did i go there for the cb club, what was ur handle mine was the model lol, wonders if we remember each other
Forgive me for the late reply! :) I did not know this was here and I haven't been on for a long while now! Oh my gosh! I remember you! I was blue 6. :-D
 

sandracoley

master brummie
I lived in shard end early 60,s.Married Tony Coley ( deceased)....I had my wedding reception at the Cat pub .1965....I remember Valerie and Harry Dougard and their daughter ...also Rene Hall and family.Anyone remember Albert and Liz Coley from Pencroft Road.....??
 

Shard end sean

proper brummie kid
Hi I remember all these pubs, I had my stag night in the Harlequin , we used to almost live in there' ,the lads still meet up in the white horse Curdworth 6 times a year .
 

Shard end sean

proper brummie kid
I lived in shard end early 60,s.Married Tony Coley ( deceased)....I had my wedding reception at the Cat pub .1965....I remember Valerie and Harry Dougard and their daughter ...also Rene Hall and family.Anyone remember Albert and Liz Coley from Pencroft Road.....??
Hi I remember the Susan sutcliffe and the Worths , the griffins all from pen croft
 

Di Mills

proper brummie kid
Only just spotted this as haven't been on for a while. I used to live next door to Mrs Hall and family.
My sister also had a part time job at the Harlequin around 1965/66 to save for her Italian holidays. I went in the Harlequin a couple of times but wasn't really interested in drinking pubs as loved dancing particularly at the Hunters Moon disco in 1967 when I was still at school before we graduated to Carlton club then town. Happy days.
 

terryb18

Gone but not forgotten R.I.P.
I will take this opportunity to post pics of the 3 remaining pubs left in Shard End. The Brookmeadow, The Trident and the Heathway, though now under a different name. There is one missing of which I have been unable to find a picture of, and that is the Woodside, which was actually on the Yorkswood estate although I think most people would regard it as Shard End. I would love to find a pic of it so if anyone has one could you please post it, I would be most grateful.
 

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Lora fitz

New Member
Does anyone have any memories of these pubs from Shard End. Like many other pubs these days they have now disappeared! :(

The Two Hands.
The Packhorse.
The Cheshire Cat.
The Harlequin.

My apologies if they already have been talked about. :)
Aware I am ridiculously late to this party but... I used to live in The Cheshire.. My mum & dad ran it for about 2 years round about 1987.
I have vcr somewhere of Christmas night staff party/lock in.
 

Jodoc12

New Member
Hi does anyone know Geoff sorry dont know surname , he used to drink in Cheshire Cat and was a amature photographer about 87/88/89 .
 

stef

proper brummie kid
Used to go with my mom to the outdoor at the Harlequin, we lived in the maisonettes in packington Avenue. I left to join the Navy in 74but used to go to the Packhorse and Harlequin during leave.
 

jmadone

master brummie
I have a vague recollection of drinking in the Cheshire Cat with a girl from Shard End. We met in a club that was opposite the Timberley P.H. on the Chester Rd. but I can't remember the name of the club. I used to frequent the Hunters Moon especially Sunday lunchtimes but after I was married it was the cabaret nights only!
 

stef

proper brummie kid
Wierdly from my bedroom window I used to be able to see the Blue lights of the Hunters Moon.
 

Dave89

master brummie
Hi,

Used to go to the Packhorse for the CB Club in the early 80's.
I think the gaffer's name there was Pete, and he left there to go to the
Eagle in Nechells
My handle was Skyking.

Kind regards
Dave
 
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