RichardB

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About RichardB

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  • Birthday 11/03/62

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    Upperthorpe, Walkley, Hillsborough, Walkley, the North East since 1981.
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    Making this place the best of its kind. Free, polite, helpful.

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  2. Shaw's Close or Oxley Croft - where might that have been (first quarter 1700's) ? May, or may not have been asked before; I've been 10 years on this site).
  3. Still looking for any details of a pub called the "Coach and Six" located in the High Street region, late 1700's. I know at one time its Rateable value was higher than that of The Angel and The Kings Head, if anyone can find a year and a keeper I can add it to "the list" and I can enjoy a pint and a meat pie and pretend I was there back in the day. Until then I'll be in the Warmhearthstone or Ancient Pine Apple in my imagination.
  4. The problem here is the site registration process was broken by "an upgrade" on 17th March 2015. I have just over 25,000 posts on this site but the breakage caused by the upgrade made me, and other "big hitters" lose the will to live. On 4th May 2016 I passed comment that there were 15,007 members. One year on its 15,418 - barely 8 per week; this has everything to do with a lack of content/input - I used to be here everyday, providing content and joining in discussions; now its a rare visit. I think SteveHB, Stuart0742, MadAnnie, UkeleleLady, Vox etc etc would be back and contributing on a regular basis if the user registration process was working; until then ... its a sorry state.
  5. Harry Quixall had the place in 1942; it had however been around since 1855 ...
  6. Top notch find, as ever Edmund. Makes a mockery of my earlier find where Mrs Collier stated a claim of the license for 40 years (previous to 1900). Still no idea who idea who had the place and when !
  7. Confirm 1852 entry Steve; just to add to the general confusion 1857, Henry Swinscoe, 53 Westbar, beerhouse 1860, H.S., 53 Westbar, beerhouse 1879, H.S. 77 Westbar, beerhouse 1881 George Lawless, 77 Westbar, beer retailer all of which is probably more a history of 77 Westbar - makes Collier 1871-1900 er, interesting, to say the least.
  8. Peds May, or may not be some interesting stuff in here ...
  9. Right, well, here's a marvellous find. We already knew that one Jarvis Collier had the Turf Tavern in 1871 (see A-Z) and this article from 1900 suggests Mrs Collier had held a license for 40 years. I don't have access to Ancestry but a couple of good questions for anyone that does = when did Jarvis pass away ? What was his wife first name and was it her all the way through to 1900, or did it pass to any other Colliers during that time ? etc etc
  10. Is this where the Don Picture Palace/Bri-nylon shop thing was ? Turf
  11. His father, Arthur Middleton, known at the George IV from 1919 to 1924.
  12. Closed Shop lost its license for a period of time; someone forgot to renew it.
  13. Vern (Vernon) and Wyn (Wynnie) Hookway - keepers in late 70's - early 80's would be mortified, as am I. Loved the Queens.
  14. Signed from West Ham; used to show up wearing a long, dark leather trenchcoat; can't remember 'im playing in the trenchcoat mind you ...
  15. Could I request a map of Hillsborough from the 1950's showing The Rose and The Cambridge public houses please ? Bit sad since I'm the guy that owns and scanned all those maps.