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kmt123

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freeholders arms hawkes street
« on: June 02, 2019, 09:19:10 PM »
my husbands mother worked at this pub in the 60's does anyone remember her or knows anyone who drank there at this time?

Malcolm241

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Re: freeholders arms hawkes street
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 05:21:39 PM »
In 1958 when I was a youngster, I was friendly with the landlord William (known as bill)ryder,  I was at that time doing a course with the national coal board in Cannock,  bill was a family friend. I used to go there at weekends to help out in the bar. I know bill's tenancy went into the 60's maybe as far as 67, but I am not sure. There was a bar man and a part time barmaid , there were jolly times had by most of the patrons, remember there was a strong domino's following. I am from and still am a portsmouth resident. Bill died in the 80's, his son and two daughters are still around ( I think ). And, still.  To my knowledge living in coventry. Bill was a popular landlord and there were many a back room 'lock in' illegal card games I recall.
Not that this will help you much, just general interest.

Phil

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Re: freeholders arms hawkes street
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2019, 05:40:41 PM »
my husbands mother worked at this pub in the 60's does anyone remember her or knows anyone who drank there at this time?


Sorry kmt123,


This pub was a rarity to me inasmuch as it was one of the few that I never used in my life.
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