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  1. Thread: First Gig

    by AlanH
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    My elder sister saw The Beatles live in...

    My elder sister saw The Beatles live in Manchester in 1962. Gerry and the Pacemakers were the "support" act!
    I was only 12 but she "forced" me to be the first person in my class to have a Beatle...
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    One of my drinking companions in my local Camra...

    One of my drinking companions in my local Camra branch was last year named as the oldest ever volunteer worker at the Camra GBBF. He has just had his 87th birthday. I am only about 6th in our local...
  3. Thread: Corona Quiz 02:

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    As I expected, a big fat Zero for London pub...

    As I expected, a big fat Zero for London pub knowledge, with wild guesses on just two.
  4. Thread: Corona Quiz 01

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    About 6 or 7 without looking on beer & railways. ...

    About 6 or 7 without looking on beer & railways. Ashamed I struggled with the Welsh ones though i have lived there 10 years!
    I will Google the rest to improve my general knowledge.
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    My last session in a pub was my 70th birthday on...

    My last session in a pub was my 70th birthday on March 14th. After that the government sent me into 12 weeks isolation for being in the old gits club!
  6. Thread: Maps not showing

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    I used to cough to try and hide that I had...

    I used to cough to try and hide that I had farted.

    Now I fart to try and hide that I had coughed!


    But great to see the maps back.:) Great directions to 50,000 closed pubs :mad:
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    What shall I do today? After a few beers at...

    What shall I do today?

    After a few beers at home I will go on a virtual pub crawl of somewhere. I will read all the reviews and look at all the photos of each pub.
    Without having to drink or pay...
  8. Very sad to hear this. I hope all goes well for...

    Very sad to hear this. I hope all goes well for you.
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    Two of my GBG locals in Llangollen have decided...

    Two of my GBG locals in Llangollen have decided to close on "government advice" with the owners saying there was no other choice!
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    The pubs are an easy target. There will be as...

    The pubs are an easy target. There will be as much chance getting the virus on crowded trains and buses where you can be very confined, as well as in shops and supermarkets (if they have any stock...
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    I can get to Helston on two trains (plus a bus...

    I can get to Helston on two trains (plus a bus from Redruth!) 295miles

    Lincoln takes five trains! 121miles. Only an hour quicker but less than half the distance!
  12. Thread: Yet another list

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    A record London score of 2 for me. The usual...

    A record London score of 2 for me.

    The usual suspect (Harp)
    Lyceum Tavern.

    Both on the same crawl 52 years ago.
  13. Thread: Yet another list

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    After my 34 in Manc, it's back to normal with...

    After my 34 in Manc, it's back to normal with "yet another zero" in Brum. Hope to correct this in the Autumn if not before!
  14. Thread: Yet another list

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    After scoring 0, 1, 0 on the last three...

    After scoring 0, 1, 0 on the last three southern lists, good to get a 34 on a Manc list. Could be higher with 2 or 3 not sure's. Some of the "Gastro" pubs were basic boozers to me. Went in...
  15. Thread: Yet another list

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    Yet another zero!

    Yet another zero!
  16. Near to Blackheath station (the Real One), there...

    Near to Blackheath station (the Real One), there is a Blackheath Grove.

    At the side of the Blazing Rag Pub In Buxton, there is a Heath Grove and Coteheath Park

    Someone updating OSM has got it...
  17. I have left a note about it on the OSM "problems"...

    I have left a note about it on the OSM "problems" page.
  18. Blackheath in Buxton? (Open Street Geography)

    I was looking at pubs in Buxton centre and many of them had Blackheath as the nearest station before Buxton on Open Street Maps.
    So I looked at pubs in Blackheath. Even the Railway pub listed...
  19. Thread: Yet another list

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    I have carefully avoided eating in 48 of them. ...

    I have carefully avoided eating in 48 of them.

    Meal in Parkers Arms, Clitheroe

    Breakfast only in the Charlton Arms, Ludlow after staying for two nights.
  20. Thread: Yet another list

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    Usual Suspect! Harp, Covent Garden. 51...

    Usual Suspect!

    Harp, Covent Garden. 51 Years ago!

    Must find a map of this Lundun to see if it's still there.
  21. Thread: Yet another list

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    Ramsbottom (I used to live directly opposite!) ...

    Ramsbottom (I used to live directly opposite!)

    Lymm

    Burton Bridge
  22. Thread: Yet another list

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    Just The Fleece Inn

    Just The Fleece Inn
  23. Starting at the Old Vic has a few advantages. ...

    Starting at the Old Vic has a few advantages. Easy to see and get to from the station, it opens at 10 for early arrivals, it serves breakfast for the early eaters to save the walk to one of the...
  24. The Continental is a bit of a problem. GBG...

    The Continental is a bit of a problem. GBG listed with 6 or 7 beers on but out on a 15 minute ramble. Two PuG reviews describe it as boring and disappointing,being more like a restaurant. Not ideal...
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    Oh dear! Only 2 and a half! (without the web...

    Oh dear! Only 2 and a half! (without the web help) It's no wonder why I always have so many 'spoons vouchers left at the expiry of each sheet!

    Sorry - 3 1/2. I can't count either!
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