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Old 03-08-2010, 15:15   #106
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Yes Cashy..i'm 95% certain, because i used to work round the corner on St Peters Street, and i also remember the Italian barbers Pasarini that you can also see in the photo. The more modern Red Brick building to the right, used to be a Youth Club/Community centre (West End) i think it was called. The Door on the Corner of the Pub has obviously been blocked up, and there's just the side entrace now down the side street. The Dirty Duck used to be a little further down that side side on the opposite side! I'm probably going to Blackburn tomorrow so will have a gander if i do!

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cheers Taggy what also threw me, was i'm sure the Dun Horse was a dutton house.
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Old 03-08-2010, 16:49   #107
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Was there one called the Viking? Peel was round the corner from the Vulcan more of a druggy hippy place, remember a guy called Tarzan about 4' 6 long black hair and a beard was well known in the 60's
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Old 03-08-2010, 17:42   #108
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Think it was called OLD BANK
i always found it to be the roughest pub on the coast when i used to go round there in the late 70's
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Old 03-08-2010, 18:13   #109
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Here's the barbers if that's any help
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Old 03-08-2010, 18:14   #110
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Does this photo help?

Blackburn now and then, Blackburns History throughout the years
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Old 03-08-2010, 18:14   #111
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Think it was called OLD BANK
i always found it to be the roughest pub on the coast when i used to go round there in the late 70's
I always thought Legs 'O Man was the roughest one...even the best room was bare floor boards. I remember watching two ladies of the night have a cat fight in there one saturday...it drew a hell of a crowd of lads as they manouvered on the deck. It got so hot that we were getting pints of mild from the bar to sling over them just to cool 'em down, although they seemed to take no notice as each was intent on performing some pretty basic eye surgery on t'other.
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Old 03-08-2010, 18:18   #112
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Think it was called OLD BANK
i always found it to be the roughest pub on the coast when i used to go round there in the late 70's
Don't think the Old Bank was on a corner spigs
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Old 03-08-2010, 18:20   #113
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Was there one called the Viking? Peel was round the corner from the Vulcan more of a druggy hippy place, remember a guy called Tarzan about 4' 6 long black hair and a beard was well known in the 60's
Don't recall a Viking on the coast, mind i'm talking early/late 60s.
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Old 03-08-2010, 18:25   #114
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I always thought Legs 'O Man was the roughest one...even the best room was bare floor boards. I remember watching two ladies of the night have a cat fight in there onesaturday.com drew a hell of a crowd of lads as they maneuvered on the deck. It got so hot that we were getting pints of mild from the bar to sling over them just to cool 'em down, although they seemed to take no notice as each was intent on performing some pretty basic eye surgery on t'other.
There were one or two choice establishments in the old days Tealeaf in the Tap Room of Little Grosvenor the ceiling and walls were splattered with blood, sawdust on the floor and a spittoon in the corner
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Any of you lot remember that little hippie shop further up from the Castle/Dirty Duck? You could buy all sorts of stuff there..Oz magazine, grow your own waccy baccy kits, The Little Red Book (Thoughts of Chairman Mao), The Anarchist Cook Book, bomb making manuals..the lot. Fasinating place. They don't make 'em like that any more.
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There were one or two choice establishments in the old days Tealeaf in the Tap Room of Little Grosvenor the ceiling and walls were splattered with blood, sawdust on the floor and a spittoon in the corner
Aye, blood in the spitoon and sawdust on the wall (to cover the rest of the blood).
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Old 03-08-2010, 18:31   #117
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There was one up next door to the cinema slightly off the track what was that one?
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Old 03-08-2010, 18:32   #118
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as jaysay says there were one or two rough joints, the "Sames Vault", Old Bank,Sun could get a bit iffy, but top of the pops without question in 60s to me was the "Legs" wi the legendary "Bob Cotton" in full flow, the County next door virtually was also a bit tasty.
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Yeah...I forgot about the County.

One thing is for sure...in those days men were men and women were tarts. Despite all the fun and games that went on inside, there was never any need to have bouncers on the door. Some of those old pub bruisers would be turning in their grave now seeing what goes on in friday and saturday nights in the town centre.
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as jaysay says there were one or two rough joints, the "Sames Vault", Old Bank,Sun could get a bit iffy, but top of the pops without question in 60s to me was the "Legs" in the legendary "Bob Cotton" in full flow, the County next door virtually was also a bit tasty.
I'm surprised nobody as mentioned Yates Wine Lodge, the old one, what a den of iniquity that place was, two docs of Australian white please love, who are you calling love WHACK
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