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Londesborough Hotel
« on: Mar 24 - 2014 »
Nice picture of the brewery offices when it was the Londesborough hotel.

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Re: Londesborough Hotel
« Reply #1 on: Mar 26 - 2014 »
What date is this photo please to any member. I know the brewery moved their HQ from where the shop is now to the Londsborough Hotel at one time. Looks like the brewery also knocked off all the mortar on the Londsborough Hotel and also the Angel & Whitehorse.

The high street and Bridge Street certainly looks different.
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Re: Londesborough Hotel
« Reply #2 on: Mar 26 - 2014 »
No date unfortunately,looks like a Mk1 Capri? This image is much earlier will try and find out the date.also the second photo is bridge street and shows a chimney that partially blocks the existing one,would be interested to know when it was demolished.

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Re: Londesborough Hotel
« Reply #3 on: Mar 26 - 2014 »
Yes the car may give us a clue. The other image I think on here already somewhere, shall try and find it.

The Bridge Street photo is interesting that there are two towers within SSOB. May be the volume beer has reduced since or it was falling down.
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Re: Londesborough Hotel
« Reply #4 on: Mar 26 - 2014 »
The big black chimney was John Smith's. You can still see the round base of it in their yard just to the rear of The Queen. It was demolished in the very late sixties / early seventies. The bloke demolishing it was known to come out of the Queen after his dinner, climb up the chimney, and walk around the top of it on his hands.

Their remaining chimney (the big white one) is grade 2 listed.

Reminds me of a line by Bradley Hardacre when talking about his chimney in the TV series Brass: "Aye, Big Tom, named after your Uncle Thomas; we were going to name it after your Uncle Richard."

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Re: Londesborough Hotel
« Reply #5 on: Mar 27 - 2014 »
Thanks Malchetone,will have a look at the weekend.

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Re: Londesborough Hotel
« Reply #6 on: Mar 27 - 2014 »
Black and white photo of londesborough is from 1955,it was posted by me ages ago! doh!

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Re: Londesborough Hotel
« Reply #7 on: Apr 29 - 2014 »
The base of the old chimney.

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Re: Londesborough Hotel
« Reply #8 on: Jun 5 - 2014 »
Advert for manager from 1943.