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A last one before I shoot orft on me travels, Fond memories of this Strand St favorite, The Globe, now the Post office I think. The New Strand alongside, often confused with the Old Strand, known also as "The Bullring" and "The Jamaica Inn" a black eye pub in my remembrance.

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This is the best thread in months.

+ drink drive laws  + smoking ban

Whenever we came to Douglas as a kid to go shopping (which I don't think was that regular an occasion) the Dog's Home was the extent of my old man's "shopping"

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46 minutes ago, Shake me up Judy said:

Yup, that's a beautiful frontage to The Globe. It looks more like a Harrogate tea shop ! Keep 'em coming Mollag and enjoy yer 'olidays :)

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Just popped this up in another place, has anyone had the pleasure of a beer in this Bar? Seems it was noted for it's tall barmen, in truth the bar side walkway was raised by a good foot.

A little remembered hostelry, the Station Bar, better known as the "Buffet Bar, never was in for a drink but was to visit the dreaded VAT wallahs who inhabit the place now. With the decline of railway use, business reduced too far to keep operating.

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18 hours ago, mollag said:

..... to visit the dreaded VAT wallahs who inhabit the place now.....

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Are they still there? I remember being given the runaround between there and the then DOT desks in the Govt building on Prospect Hill. About 5 trips back and forward through Athol St in the pissing rain because neither desk knew how to deal with Import Duty that needed to be paid on a motorbike...simply in the name of trying to register it. F-cking clowns.

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7 minutes ago, Donald Trumps said:

It is fun trying to track down a government department nowadays. Here's no reception & whenever you do enter a building to ask someone, none of them have a blinking clue

Corrected for accuracy :)

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48 minutes ago, foxdaleliberationfront said:

The Dogs Home, what a place! 

It was great a pub of course but so were many pubs back in the day.

We hark back to The Dogs Home as the most memorable perhaps, but it's the pub culture generally that has died.

Killed off by the six pack,  a spliff or two and a Netflix account.

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25 minutes ago, gettafa said:

It was great a pub of course but so were many pubs back in the day.

We hark back to The Dogs Home as the most memorable perhaps, but it's the pub culture generally that has died.

Killed off by the six pack,  a spliff or two and a Netflix account.

+ drink drive laws 

+ smoking ban

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10 minutes ago, NoTail said:

+ drink drive laws 

+ smoking ban

I enjoyed my youth in proper pubs but can totally understand why people would want to stay at home and have a spliff or two along with a bottle or two of Becks....in the autumn and winter...but in the sprint and summer the same said people are missing out, they should have a spliff then head out into town and socialise.

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8 minutes ago, yootalkin2me said:

I enjoyed my youth in proper pubs but can totally understand why people would want to stay at home and have a spliff or two along with a bottle or two of Becks....in the autumn and winter...but in the sprint and summer the same said people are missing out, they should have a spliff then head out into town and socialise.

Socialise. Mmmm, ok. A generalisation of course but:

There's nothing worse than having a night out when the pub suddenly becomes full with the drink at home mob, pre-loaded pissed up, who go out to the pub near the end of the night 'for the atmosphere' which they have not been a part of forming and who in effect have been slowly killing it off anyway.

(Multiply that effect for the coke heads, they are a real pain in a pub atmosphere).

The spliff heads are somewhere in between, but in any case usually on a different planet, but still in a world of their own.

 

 

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57 minutes ago, NoTail said:

+ drink drive laws 

+ smoking ban

Dogs Home disappeared long before the smoking ban. Killed off by having Marksies and Shoe Zone dropped on top of it.

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