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The Pool Inn

All that remains of the Pool Inn, adjacent to Bidston Dock, Birkenhead. This pub, well known to generations of crew from the iron ore ships which discharged at Bidston for many years, closed its doors last year, and was demolished last Friday.

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A sad sight, Pat. My parents got married in the church in front - St. Luke's? All immediate family lived in Poulton, although my Nan was born in the Stone Cottages in the Village. She remembered the Black Horse being built. The car park next to it (BT?) was the site of the Lime Pit. An interesting corner of Wallasey - The penfold, Breck, penny bridge, Wallasey Pool, Bidston Moss. They should have knocked the bluddy Ship down with all the miscreants still inside! Thats progress though!
Rgds.
Dave
 

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At least Pat here in Auckland there spending NZ$ 2.8 mill on preserving the old Rob.Still almost all other old city pubs have gone.Cheers Bryan.
 

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Makko,
I agree with your thoughts about the Ship Inn, terrible pub.The last time I was in there it was run by an ex footballer called Jago. an abrasive character.
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Pat
 

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Pat, that was'nt a man named Gordon Jago was it ?
 

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Stumps,
I never learned his first name. All I know about him is that someone said he used to be a footballer for a London club, forget which one, and he had a bit of a reputation for barring people he didnt like. That was, I think, in the 70s.
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First trip as Junior R/O, dashing ashore to post a letter just before we sailed. Old Man roars down at me from the bridge "to go into that pub and tell those bastards I want them back on board this instant!" Soon as I entered, the crowd wedged me into a corner with a pint glass in front of me, and refused to let me go. They spent the next couple of hours trying to talk the landlord into selling them a barrel of beer to take to sea with them for Christmas, to no avail, before going on board. The OM was not impressed!
Brian
 

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