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Jul 14, 2021 03:13 |  #166

There'd be no speeding cars, as the pub in right next to a single carriageway humpback bridge with traffic lights. The real worry would be drunks falling into the canal it's next to ;-)a


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Jul 14, 2021 13:04 as a reply to  @ whiteflyer's post |  #168

Reminds me of the movie UP.


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Jul 15, 2021 04:21 |  #169

The Pier Hotel Greenhithe. Kent. UK.

A small village on the South bank of the River Thames near Gravesend. (Rapidly losing it's identity).
In the 1889-1960s Greenhithe was home was home to Everards shipping offices and ship yards.

http://www.dover-kent.com …day%2026%20Octo​ber%201889 (external link).

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Jul 15, 2021 04:23 |  #170

The Pier Hotel Greenhithe. Kent. UK.
On the South Bank of the River Thames in a quiet corner of the village.


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Jul 15, 2021 04:56 |  #171

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A bit overshadowed by its modern surroundings.:-(


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Jul 15, 2021 23:37 |  #172

Sir John Franklin. Greenhithe. Kent. UK.
(formerly King's Head 1661-1742; White Hart 1742-c2000)

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http://pubs.aina.ucalg​ary.ca/arctic/Arctic56​-2-175.pdf (external link)

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Jul 16, 2021 03:32 |  #173

Interesting indeed Ray, and sad. Didn't know that he'd succumbed like that.
Thanks for sharing

He was our boss here once
January 1837, accompanied by Lady Franklin and Captain Alexander Maconochie, R.N. as his private secretary, he arrived in Hobart Town as successor to Colonel (Sir) George Arthur.
https://www.utas.edu.a​u …and%20Jane%20Fr​anklin.htm (external link)
https://adb.anu.edu.au …hy/franklin-sir-john-2066 (external link)

Lady Franklin was a tough nut. She walked from Hobart to the west coast. That's rugged hazardous country. Wilds of Tasmania at its very worst. Amazing stamina. https://www.themercury​.com.au …06114c3e8f1de95​9a519a1380 (external link)

Now Ray. Not sure she'd appreciate the name of the pub :-( for she disapproved of alcohol

And you'll love this - She tried to eradicate snakes, paying a shilling each (about $20 today), but the police found this such a nuisance to administer that it too failed.



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Interesting indeed Ray, and sad. Didn't know that he'd succumbed like that.
Thanks for sharing

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January 1837, accompanied by Lady Franklin and Captain Alexander Maconochie, R.N. as his private secretary, he arrived in Hobart Town as successor to Colonel (Sir) George Arthur.
https://www.utas.edu.a​u …and%20Jane%20Fr​anklin.htm (external link)
https://adb.anu.edu.au …hy/franklin-sir-john-2066 (external link)

Lady Franklin was a tough nut. She walked from Hobart to the west coast. That's rugged hazardous country. Wilds of Tasmania at its very worst. Amazing stamina. https://www.themercury​.com.au …06114c3e8f1de95​9a519a1380 (external link)

Now Ray. Not sure she'd appreciate the name of the pub :-( for she disapproved of alcohol

And you'll love this - She tried to eradicate snakes, paying a shilling each (about $20 today), but the police found this such a nuisance to administer that it too failed.

That is really interesting, Richard. I never read the bit about his time in Tas. I will go through your links later - SWMBO wants me to do a bit of tidying up in the garden right now and deal with my 10ft ornamental thistle I've been nurturing it for a few years to get it this size and it is now growing more heads than a mythical Hydra. I will post a picture of it soon when it flowers. I couldn't find much history on the pub though but the history of the village and its shipping company (FT Everard) is interesting.
I am sure Lady Franklin would've done her nut if she was around now - a quick search produces dozens of Sir John Franklins.:-)

Question? Just how feasible would her idea of ridding the country of snakes have been. Do you think it possible today?

As was said previously, We learn something new everyday on this site.:-)


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Jul 16, 2021 16:49 |  #175

Try asking St Patrick Ray. He seemed to have some kind of method with those sneaky snakes :eek:

We stopped at a pub in the Lake District, the exit end of Wastwater. Whilst we were there I found out that it used to be a temperance hotel! I was totally shocked, so much so that I can't remember the name. One thing though was that the landlord said that if you could drink your way along the top shelf then it was free evening and the top shelf was the malt whisky shelf. I considered it, but as there was said to be 100 different malts I decided the discretion outwayed valor :rolleyes: Well, it was a long shelf!


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Jul 16, 2021 17:39 as a reply to  @ Jonzjob's post |  #176

Ray, there's no way you'd eradicate all snakes. Sorry to disappointment :rolleyes:

That top shelf slurp would have cost a fortune I imagine. No wonder it was free beers after that, yet alone if still capable



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Jul 16, 2021 23:15 |  #177

Top Shelf. So that really is a pub term. Thought was just fiction. I've recently watched the TV series 'Defiance' futuristic story and the town has a bar/pub called the 'need want' drinking hole plus entertainment for men. And in there the best drinks of the house are on the top shelf. Customers ask for 'from the top shelf'.


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Jul 16, 2021 23:29 |  #178

Jonzjob wrote in post #19260632 (external link)
Try asking St Patrick Ray. He seemed to have some kind of method with those sneaky snakes :eek:

We stopped at a pub in the Lake District, the exit end of Wastwater. Whilst we were there I found out that it used to be a temperance hotel! I was totally shocked, so much so that I can't remember the name. One thing though was that the landlord said that if you could drink your way along the top shelf then it was free evening and the top shelf was the malt whisky shelf. I considered it, but as there was said to be 100 different malts I decided the discretion outwayed valor :rolleyes: Well, it was a long shelf!


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Ray, there's no way you'd eradicate all snakes. Sorry to disappointment :rolleyes:

That top shelf slurp would have cost a fortune I imagine. No wonder it was free beers after that, yet alone if still capable

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Top Shelf. So that really is a pub term. Thought was just fiction. I've recently watched the TV series 'Defiance' futuristic story and the town has a bar/pub called the 'need want' drinking hole plus entertainment for men. And in there the best drinks of the house are on the top shelf. Customers ask for 'from the top shelf'.

Yep! Those ancient saints seemed to have a way with snakes - take John’s old haunt in the Mediterranean for instance - St Paul stepped in there, although there was one or two still slithering around when I was there. And look at St Patrick’s achievements in Ireland.:-)

https://www.thecliffs.​com.mt …ies-is-venomous-02052020/ (external link)

https://www.irishcentr​al.com …ick-banish-snakes-irleand (external link)

Those top shelves are always tempting - we used to often end up in a little bar in Rabat, the Harvest Moon, if I remember, that had not one, but two magnificent top shelves. (Ok, we were probably seeing double):lol: :p


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Jul 17, 2021 02:27 as a reply to  @ Ray.Petri's post |  #179

My early life in pub stays whilst surveying was interesting.
We had two top shelf drinkers.
One bloke Estonian, other an Aussie.
The Estonian used to drink some coloured brew, blue? I think. Benedictine comes to mind
Sort of stuff you'd put in your hurricane lamp or John's model plane engines.
And yet he'd sit there all evening and I don't ever remember him being or acting drunk and was always on duty next morning which was more than some others that hit the slops hard. They'd emerge looking like they'd come out of a tumble dryer :-P



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avondale87 wrote in post #19260653 (external link)
Ray, there's no way you'd eradicate all snakes. Sorry to disappointment :rolleyes:

That top shelf slurp would have cost a fortune I imagine. No wonder it was free beers after that, yet alone if still capable

Not quite there Richard. It was the 100 tots of the malt that was free if you managed them all. You had to pay for any beer after that mate :eek: No such thing on this Earth as a free lunch!


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