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Peter Allen (Photo Digital Art)
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#018 Subside (aka The Dubliner), Digbeth : 1998 to 2018 (Revisited)
I'll begin with what I wrote back in 2011 and then add the latest image. When I first came to Brum as a student in the late 70's this was the Barrel Organ, but I never visited it. There are some reminiscences of the old Barrel Organ from the 1980's here whe...
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#243 Toby Carvery Festival Park (aka China Garden), Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire : 1991 to 2017
Wherever possible, we try to avoid chain establishments on our canal trips, but sometimes they are the only option when we need food. Wetherspoons, Vintage Inn, Hungry Horse, Crown Carvery and Toby Carvery have all come to our rescue on our travels. When pa...
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#048 Adam& Eve, Deritend : 1998 to 2018 (Revisited + RIP)
This is another of the Digbeth pubs that I've never been in! In 1998 when I first took this photo of the Adam & Eve I was aware of its existence, but as it was known as more of an entertainment venue I'd not had the urge to visit.  Moving forward to 2011 th...
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#242 The Bridge Inn, Storuport-on-Severn, Worcestershire : 1997 to 2017
Stourport-on-Severn isn't a place we visit frequently on our canal trips, but it is always a joy for those of us who like a good variety of pubs. Usually, when we've moored on the canal, The Bridge Inn is the furthest pub from us and so, we often don't make...
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#068 The Ruin, Floodgate Street, Digbeth : 1998 to 2018 (Revisited)
When I first went around Digbeth and its environs in 1998 I came across many back-street boozers that I'd been completely unaware of previously. Horan's Tavern was one such boozer. This is how it looked in 1998. When I returned in 2011 it was obvious that i...
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#241 Hopwood House, Alvechurch, Worcestershire : 1999 to 2017
The first time we stopped at Hopwood House was way back on Monday 27th August 1984 for a lunchtime visit, but back in those days I hadn't started to take a picture of every pub we visited. Despite the fact that Hopwood House is a perfectly located pub on th...
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#040 Eagle & Ball, Eastside, Birmingham : 1998 to 2018 (Revisited)
Back in 2011 when I started this blog I had two sets of pictures that I wanted to show to a wider world. Firstly was my collection of canal-related pubs that we'd visited on our various waterways holidays throughout the years from 1986 onwards. Secondly, in...
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#240 The Anchor Inn, Cross Green, Staffordshire : 1991 to 2017
For our first visit this pub was known as The Anchor, Inn then it became the Fox & Anchor (when it became a Vintage Inn) but, as I recently discovered, it has now reverted back to being The Anchor Inn. There also seems to be some controversy over its locati...
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#239 The Station Hotel, Burton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire : 1997 to 2017 RIP
This is a sad tale that begins in the days following the death of Princess Diana. We were in Nottingham on that fateful night and our journey back to Lapworth took us through Burton-upon-Trent where one of our crew was departing us on the train. So, natural...
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#238 Salopian Star, Market Drayton, Shropshire : 1987 to 2016
Market Drayton is a place I always look forward to visiting on our canal holidays because it has a wide selection of pubs to choose from. Over the years, we've been in most of them, but we tend to go back to them infrequently and, as we've got older, we ten...
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