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mw0njm

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Re: the old pubs of brum
« Reply #2475 on: September 08, 2019, 12:20:35 PM »
When I worked in the City I used to drink at a pub on the corner of Steelhouse Lane and Newton street.   Forget its name but I knew it as 'Gilhooleys' (Sp?)  Anyone recall it?

Many a Friday evening I have flown home in  a partial haze from the bar there.     :o

I've not used a pub for some twenty odd years now and clubs, I guess some thirty.  The prices they began charging together with my growing older decided me a glass at home was just as refereshing.  Sad ain't I.
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Re: the old pubs of brum
« Reply #2476 on: September 08, 2019, 12:33:55 PM »
Phil,


Pubs and hospitals serve much the same purpose. What do you say? :)
na hospitals patch you up after you been in the pub. like the meadway.and some bods throw you through  the window
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« Reply #2477 on: September 08, 2019, 04:15:38 PM »
na hospitals patch you up after you been in the pub. like the meadway.and some bods throw you through  the window

Saves using the door. The Meadway used to be a good pub my grandad used it now and again, I followed him when old enough or big enough to see over the bar.
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« Reply #2478 on: September 09, 2019, 05:40:25 PM »
Roy,

If there was one thing I was able to do well, it was drink not a thing to brag I know but who amongst us does not have issues in their past they are not proud of. I have frequented pubs in the city centre, I have frequented pubs in the suburbs, I have drank in night clubs, working mens clubs, drinkers and shebeens. In fact I have drank everywhere and anywhere you could buy a drink.

That being said my first pint cost me 1/1d and it was in the Sportsman, Saltley Rd, Neachells and it was bloody awful, but I soon acquired a taste for it. I remember going to the Bowling Alley & Ice rink not long after it opened and my mates played bowling while I stood at one of the little side bars and drank a measure of everything on the price list from top to bottom and because I still felt sober I restarted at the bottom working my way up.

Everything was great until I got outside into Edgbaston Street. I must have fell in love with the pavement, because the next thing I knew I was flat on my face kissing it. Such happy memories.

Phil
phil . i was like that many times. one night i stagger`d out the cat shard end. and fell asleep on a front garden, to be woke by a woman hitting me and shouting. i later moved to the two hands. safer there. no nora batty.down there
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« Reply #2479 on: September 09, 2019, 05:42:33 PM »
Saves using the door. The Meadway used to be a good pub my grandad used it now and again, I followed him when old enough or big enough to see over the bar.
yes it was good. just like the manor house that was good.  happy times.
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Re: the old pubs of brum
« Reply #2480 on: September 09, 2019, 06:23:45 PM »
Pete


I used the Meadway for a time around 82-83 and I drank in the bar and I never saw the slightest sign of trouble in there. Yes it was a bit of a rough pub,but so were many of the pubs I used so perhaps I was used to it.
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« Reply #2481 on: September 09, 2019, 06:35:03 PM »
Pete.
I think a lot of pubs closed not for the lack of customers but for the ever growing number of smackheads.
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« Reply #2482 on: September 10, 2019, 10:16:20 AM »
Pete


I used the Meadway for a time around 82-83 and I drank in the bar and I never saw the slightest sign of trouble in there. Yes it was a bit of a rough pub,but so were many of the pubs I used so perhaps I was used to it.
phil. before i moved here to wales.i lived across from that pub. it got so bad they shut it up. shame as you say it was a good pub.
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« Reply #2483 on: September 10, 2019, 10:22:47 AM »
Pete.
I think a lot of pubs closed not for the lack of customers but for the ever growing number of smackheads.
   yes townie,true.
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« Reply #2484 on: September 10, 2019, 10:37:24 AM »
phil. before i moved here to wales.i lived across from that pub. it got so bad they shut it up. shame as you say it was a good pub.


Pete


If I remember correctly the Meadway opened in 1962 after replacing a temporary pub that had opened in the 1950's on the same site. When somebody I knew moved into the area from Belgrave Road Balsall Heath  we would occasionally take a trip up to the Meadway weekends when they used to have bands in the back room to have a drink with him. Years later when he started working for us in the 70's I started having the occasional drink with him there again. As I mentioned in the early 80's I in fact became quite a regular there for a while.
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Re: the old pubs of brum
« Reply #2485 on: September 10, 2019, 04:33:41 PM »
Pete
In the 50s we were offered a house in Kelynmead Road just across the road from you. The Meadway would have been my local but fortunately we moved to Shard End. Did you go to Whittington Oval?
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