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Old 12th May 2007, 19:45
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Liverpool Watering Holes

thought I might just list a few favourites before they all disappear - most probably gone already
Aigberth Arms obviously, Crocodile (Who was the barmaid in the mid sixties who ready looked after Blue Flue middy's when they were poorly? I remember in 64 being somewhat under the weather from the night before and being given a glass of Ferny Branko (Spelling?) but not to smell it - did the trick for about 3 hours then relapsed again), The Flying Angel (3/6d for 3 course lunch 3d extra for a cup of tea), 41 club upper parliament street (run by Hughie Fish), Blue Angel (some great music), 7 Steps at Toxteth (run by Angela and Mum, who made sure you got back to your ship safely with wallet intact)
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Old 12th May 2007, 21:59
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Well Alistair,
And all those years ago on the 'Maron' I thought of you as a tee totaller!
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Old 12th May 2007, 23:10
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Slaughter House and Baltic Fleet. Atlantic Tower Hotel (always wanted to steal a table!). Grapes etc around Central Station. The Swan. HMS Eaglet (Princes Half Tide Dock). Philarmonic (Architectural Tour - especially the "Urinals"!).

We Eng Cadets got banned from Rockfords (Hatton Garden) Where we would have a monthly feast! River Cruises on the Royal Iris!!! Then the police asking where we were going (Some members of this close knit fraternity walking half naked, some in ASDA shopping trolleys, down the street from the tunnel bus at 0300) "To Iliad House!" - "Oh! You're F***** Eng Cadets - Get along now!!
I still bear the scars!!!

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Old 13th May 2007, 03:12
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Well Alistair,
And all those years ago on the 'Maron' I thought of you as a tee totaller!
regrettably not in those days - I thought I was enjoying myself - great memories though
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Old 13th May 2007, 13:36
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Still have Liverpool "Wine Lodge" nightmares, morning after St. Patricks day '64, going down into the hold to dodge and feel sorry for myself to be handed a cup of coffee by a kind B&I docker of Irish extraction. I could feel it going down, hitting the fetid Aussie wine churning around and coming straight back up at full pressure to hit the bulkhead and change its colour to bright purple, and me a pale grey, dt days !!!!
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Slaughter House and Baltic Fleet. Atlantic Tower Hotel (always wanted to steal a table!). Grapes etc around Central Station. The Swan. HMS Eaglet (Princes Half Tide Dock). Philarmonic (Architectural Tour - especially the "Urinals"!).

We Eng Cadets got banned from Rockfords (Hatton Garden) Where we would have a monthly feast! River Cruises on the Royal Iris!!! Then the police asking where we were going (Some members of this close knit fraternity walking half naked, some in ASDA shopping trolleys, down the street from the tunnel bus at 0300) "To Iliad House!" - "Oh! You're F***** Eng Cadets - Get along now!!
I still bear the scars!!!

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The Slaughter House in the 60's was sawdust on the floor and No women allowed - opposite was the Corn Exchange popular with Moss Hutchison's at lunch time
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Old 13th May 2007, 19:25
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The Baltic Fleet is still open dont think its been done up since the sixties.
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Old 13th May 2007, 22:49
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It was the 43 Club ( 43 Catherine Street) Run by Hugh & Billy (f) Fish. Great M.N. Watering Hole. LOts of good times in there before sailing.Was Peggy Carol the bar maid in the Crocodile as all the Harrison Pursers used to drink in the Croc at Lunchtime in the 60's
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It was the 43 Club ( 43 Catherine Street) Run by Hugh & Billy (f) Fish. Great M.N. Watering Hole. LOts of good times in there before sailing.Was Peggy Carol the bar maid in the Crocodile as all the Harrison Pursers used to drink in the Croc at Lunchtime in the 60's
after all these years calling it the 41 club - you're right - and Peggy was the barmaid's name , a real dear
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Old 14th May 2007, 07:35
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The 'Pig & Whistle' and 'Ma Boyles' (when it was in it's original form)
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Old 14th May 2007, 20:49
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Gerry,
we all remeber Peggy Carol in the Crocodile, and all the other places.
The Pig and Whistle, the Bodega, Corn Market etc.
What happy days.
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Old 14th May 2007, 22:44
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Tom Hall's ( Mann Island)
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Old 16th May 2007, 13:08
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'Seven Steps' down the southend of the docks.There was also a good one along by Millers Bridge called 'The A1 at Lloyds'
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What was the name of the tank landing craft that was disguised as a night club?
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Old 16th May 2007, 19:24
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The LCT was the "Landfall".

She was acquired by Historic Warships at Birkenhead around 2000 - some preliminary hull work was done on the slipway at Cammell Laird just before the company crashed over the Costa Classica fiasco.

She was moved to East Float near the former Warships berth where she still resides unrestored.

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liverpools oldest pub..............?

my old radio superintendant, when i was with cunardbrock as an r/o,always maintained the slaughterhouse was liverpools oldest pub?

can anyone confirm or dispute?
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Old 16th May 2007, 23:22
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understand Slaughter House and Pig & Whistle were both in existence in 1880 or before
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Old 16th May 2007, 23:24
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I believe the oldest pub in Liverpool is ' The Hole in the Wall' . Tucked away behind 'Rigby's' Dale Street.
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Old 17th May 2007, 01:37
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my old radio superintendant, when i was with cunardbrock as an r/o,always maintained the slaughterhouse was liverpools oldest pub?

can anyone confirm or dispute?
I seem to recall that the Slaughterhouse was used as a slave market, I Googled the place but couldn't confirm it. Mostly, all you get is stuff about Comedy Nights - not the same thing really!

According to posts on "yoliverpool.com" it iis on the site of an old slaughterhouse and has been there since 1723. Not a bad innings.

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Old 17th May 2007, 08:36
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I don't think the 'Poste House' is anywhere near as old as 'Slaughterhouse ' or 'Hole in the Wall' but it was located Cumberland Street between Dale Street and Victoria Street ( Byrom Street end). As such, was handy for the Poly and a favourite of those up for Master's (too quiet for 2nd Mates & Mates).
Occasioned by Gordon Salisbury, Graham Colclough, Terry Beggs & Percy Owen.
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Also allegedly occasioned by the Nathaniel Hawthorne when American consul in Liverpool and also by Hitler, who must have been doing a spot of reconnaisance for the blitz.
Now frequented quarterly by the Elder Dempster ex Pursers Circle which is a much more fearsome group than Hitler ever had.

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I'd forgotten the "Seven Steps".
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Old 18th May 2007, 13:23
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Also allegedly occasioned by the Nathaniel Hawthorne when American consul in Liverpool and also by Hitler, who must have been doing a spot of reconnaisance for the blitz.
Now frequented quarterly by the Elder Dempster ex Pursers Circle which is a much more fearsome group than Hitler ever had.

Derek
Don't laugh. Hitler is supposed to have visited his half-brother Alois, who married and Irish girl and lived in Liverpool at Upper Stanhope Street, Toxteth. How do I know this? It all came out while I was on study leave at Riversdale in the '70s. A few of us used to drive past the rebuilt remains of Upper Stanhope Steet each morning and stick our arms out - respect!

A lot of folk don't realise that "Heil Hitler" is just a corruption of "Hey dair La".

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John T,

Best post all week!
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The Bulls Head behind the Cornmarket,a favourite Elder Dempster hideaway,known as the Bulls Tit.Never found out why.
The Hole in The Wall,men only in those days.
The Seven Steps,handy for the dock gates.
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