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The joker pub, seven kings ITS GONE!
« on: Apr 9th, 2015, 11:18pm »
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it was there before all these takeaways appeared and even before the zebra crossing appeared outside the school.....
 
...another sign of the times. Sad
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Re: The joker pub, seven kings ITS GONE!
« Reply #1 on: Apr 10th, 2015, 11:51am »
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Perhaps it's being refurbished yanny  Cheesy
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Re: The joker pub, seven kings ITS GONE!
« Reply #2 on: Apr 10th, 2015, 7:48pm »
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Your joking Cool
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Re: The joker pub, seven kings ITS GONE!
« Reply #3 on: Apr 10th, 2015, 9:13pm »
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You never know,dust off the bricks,stick 'em all back together and bob's yer uncle.
It's only a giant Lego set after all.
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Re: The joker pub, seven kings ITS GONE!
« Reply #4 on: Apr 11th, 2015, 8:42am »
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on Apr 10th, 2015, 9:13pm, Toby wrote:
You never know,dust off the bricks,stick 'em all back together and bob's yer uncle.
It's only a giant Lego set after all.

 
Rebuild them all down the same road. WOW Beer buddies
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Re: The joker pub, seven kings ITS GONE!
« Reply #5 on: Apr 11th, 2015, 2:46pm »
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on Apr 10th, 2015, 9:13pm, Toby wrote:
.........bob's yer uncle.
It's only a giant Lego set after all.

 
You're referring to Bob Salisbury, landlord in the 1970s?  No, he's not my uncle.  Not even related although our children were friends at primary school.
 
It is very strange, seeing a wide open space where the Joker used to be.  Mr Scribbles tells me he's read that the space will soon be occupied by yet another apartment block  Shocked - oh, well - it's handy for the station, I suppose but I can't think of any other good reason for living there!
 
My one abiding memory of the Joker is of being locked in the Ladies' loo at closing time one winter night.  I was about 8 months pregnant and needed to 'go' quite frequently.  Mr Scribbles and I were ready to leave when I decided to pay a quick visit on my way out.  The Ladies' was very close to the street door, so Mr Scribbles said he'd wait outside.  Bert O'Connor, the barman, had been in charge that night and must have got rid of all the other punters very quickly because, while I was still in the cubicle, I heard the sound of a key being turned in the door back to the bar!!  By the time I got out into the basin area, the lights were out and everything was silent.  Help!!!!  I banged on the door and hollered but there was no response.  I feared that, if Bert had left via the rear door and Mr Scribbles had got cold waiting and walked off, I might be there all night.  This was  the seventies, long before we all had mobile phones so, apart from making a noise, there wasn't much I could do.  After all this time, I can't recall whether Bert heard me and let me out or whether Mr Scribbles intercepted Bert and demanded my release.  I know I was utterly panic-stricken and practically incoherent when a very red-faced and apologetic Bert unlocked the door. Sorry  In all honesty, I don't think I was locked in for very long but I'm claustrophobic so it felt like an anxious eternity ....  
 
Happy days!  To this day, I don't go in pub loos or any others at closing time without someone knowing I'm there and able to raise the alarm if necessary. Worried
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Re: The joker pub, seven kings ITS GONE!
« Reply #6 on: Apr 11th, 2015, 8:50pm »
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Scribbles,your convenience was very inconvenient!
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« Reply #7 on: Apr 11th, 2015, 9:28pm »
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Was The Joker known by any other name?
It was certainly not on our pub crawl list in the 60's althogh the near neighbour The Cauliflower was.
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« Reply #8 on: Apr 12th, 2015, 3:27pm »
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If your gonna get locked in Scribbs, what better place than a pub. Drink
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Re: The joker pub, seven kings ITS GONE!
« Reply #9 on: Apr 13th, 2015, 3:24pm »
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Yebbut, Pompey, the door between me and the happy juice was locked!!! Sad
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« Reply #10 on: Apr 13th, 2015, 5:17pm »
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You had a wee problem,was it a big job to get out? Undecided
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Re: The joker pub, seven kings ITS GONE!
« Reply #11 on: Apr 14th, 2015, 8:35am »
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on Apr 13th, 2015, 5:17pm, Toby wrote:
You had a wee problem,was it a big job to get out? Undecided

Blimey Tobes, you could raise a bit of a stink with this one. Roll Eyes
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Re: The joker pub, seven kings ITS GONE!
« Reply #12 on: Apr 14th, 2015, 10:51am »
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I wish I had better things to do than think up this carp Smiley
 
 
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Re: The joker pub, seven kings ITS GONE!
« Reply #13 on: Apr 14th, 2015, 12:45pm »
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on Apr 11th, 2015, 9:28pm, Toby wrote:
Was The Joker known by any other name?
It was certainly not on our pub crawl list in the 60's althogh the near neighbour The Cauliflower was.

No but it depends when in the 60s, possibly.
 
I've only known it since 1973/4 but from conversations with established regulars I was led to believe that it wasn't very old.
 
I knew it was coming down but not as quickly as did!
 
It was a bit of a shock seeing just a JCB perched on a pile of rubble peeking over the top of the hoarding!
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Re: The joker pub, seven kings ITS GONE!
« Reply #14 on: Apr 14th, 2015, 9:02pm »
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Flipping 'eck, Yanny (or words to that effect)!
 
I can't believe it is gone after all these years. My grandad used to drink in there and then sit on the bench on the little island opposite - facing Sainsbury's that was.
 
I also used to go in there for my lunch when I was working in the area - they did a good ham, egg and chips!  
 
More flaming flats! There's no end to flats in this life....I am depressed!
 
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