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Bushbaby

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Re: sparkhill sparkbrook highgat
« Reply #1023 on: April 13, 2019, 05:05:19 AM »
Yap yap.. glad I found you..are you the same yap yap who used to run the woodman pub on Edward rd..1970s. If you are could you please tell me the name of the other st/rd it was on.
Yes the talk of the town was Stratford rd opposite what is now Aldi supermarket..
And I cannot remember the name of the one over from the Antelope.but I will try and find out for you..
Hope to hear from you regards the pub..
Best wishes from Bushbaby.

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Re: sparkhill sparkbrook highgat
« Reply #1024 on: April 13, 2019, 09:44:48 AM »
Yap yap.. glad I found you..are you the same yap yap who used to run the woodman pub on Edward rd..1970s. If you are could you please tell me the name of the other st/rd it was on.
Yes the talk of the town was Stratford rd opposite what is now Aldi supermarket..
And I cannot remember the name of the one over from the Antelope.but I will try and find out for you..
Hope to hear from you regards the pub..
Best wishes from Bushbaby.


I don't recall a pub opposite the Antelope (Which is an Indian restaurant now) but IIRC there was a drinking club where Showell Green lane met the Stratford road which is almost opposite the Antelope.  The building was in the very sharp angled corner that those roads made.  I think the building collapsed sometime in the early 70s.

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Re: sparkhill sparkbrook highgat
« Reply #1025 on: April 13, 2019, 09:56:47 AM »
Hi de Hi


The club on the corner of Showell Green Lane was the Cascades, quite apt as you say because it cascaded into the street one day. Luckily it wasn't open at the time, the only thing I remember about the club was they had the biggest West Indian bouncer that I had ever seen who went by the name of "King".
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Re: sparkhill sparkbrook highgat
« Reply #1026 on: April 14, 2019, 03:52:17 PM »
Hi de Hi


The club on the corner of Showell Green Lane was the Cascades, quite apt as you say because it cascaded into the street one day. Luckily it wasn't open at the time, the only thing I remember about the club was they had the biggest West Indian bouncer that I had ever seen who went by the name of "King".


Back to the 'pub opposite the Antelope'.  Coming out of town once you passed the Angel in Sparkbrook there isn't/wasn't another pub on that side of the road until you get to the Saracen's Head in Shirley.