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#278555 - 29th Dec 2008 2:43pm 342 Old Colonial 167 Bridge Street *****
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342 Old Colonial Taylor St & 167 Bridge Street
once known as Grapes Hotel

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#278583 - 29th Dec 2008 3:24pm Re: 342 Old Colonial [Re: Mark]
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raftl raftl raftl at the banner on the Pub and then look at the steel shutters on the windows raftl raftl raftl

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#278647 - 29th Dec 2008 7:46pm Re: 342 Old Colonial [Re: Mondeo_Scott]
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That's opposite the Transport Museum isn't it? The tram line runs behind it.
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#278665 - 29th Dec 2008 8:31pm Re: 342 Old Colonial [Re: chriskay]
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#376003 - 23rd Dec 2009 11:29pm Re: 342 Old Colonial [Re: Mark]
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That was a great Pub that. Used to drink in there and the Commedore, god must be getting on for 20 years ago now.

When did it shut?

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#376005 - 23rd Dec 2009 11:44pm Re: 342 Old Colonial [Re: Rhoobarb]
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I went there in 2001 for my mates 30th. Wasnt it a bikers Pub?
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#379527 - 11th Jan 2010 8:54am Re: 342 Old Colonial [Re: RUDEBOX]
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Last time I went there was in the early 2000's, mainly because on a nice summer's day you could sit in the back, bask in the sun and watch the trams.

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#383842 - 26th Jan 2010 12:36am Re: 342 Old Colonial [Re: RUDEBOX]
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The Commedore was yeah. I used to work with a girl who was a barmaid there part time.

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#386221 - 5th Feb 2010 2:06pm Re: 342 Old Colonial [Re: Rhoobarb]
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The Old Colonial is being converted into offices, although they're supposed to be keeping the sign on the corner as a reminder of the buildings past.


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#386337 - 6th Feb 2010 9:07am Re: 342 Old Colonial [Re: uptoncx]
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Another great shame. Used to have some good jazz nights there.

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#386470 - 6th Feb 2010 7:41pm Re: 342 Old Colonial [Re: Tatey]
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Used to have grat stay-behinds there in the early 90s, watchin the boxing from America.

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#390740 - 23rd Feb 2010 6:41pm Re: 342 Old Colonial [Re: uptoncx]
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Originally Posted By: uptoncx

The Old Colonial is being converted into offices, although they're supposed to be keeping the sign on the corner as a reminder of the buildings past.



My father has bought the Pub. I have posted a History request on the History forums in search of any old pictures and info etc. It is being turned into offices. I have lots of pictures of when we bought it, inside and out, and I will post them, along with what it looks like now 6 months on and then eventually, when the place is finished.

The location of it is not great for a Pub and from what ive been told it was in good hands towards the end. We are trying to keep some of the History of the building by including some of the signs, and all other things we have, such as the bigger signs and old doors etc, have gone to the museum across the road, where they are going to make a bar scene from the things we have given them.

If anyone has any interesting facts or pictures of the building then I would be really grateful

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#390777 - 23rd Feb 2010 8:24pm Re: 342 Old Colonial [Re: BennyBoy]
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Grapes Hotel on 1950s map


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#390817 - 23rd Feb 2010 9:39pm Re: 342 Old Colonial [Re: derekdwc]
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Great map, really interesting. Ill dig around tonight, I have an 1860 ish map somehwere where I think its on there...its just speculation until I have properly researched it at the archives centre in the cheshire Lines Building

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#390830 - 23rd Feb 2010 10:03pm Re: 342 Old Colonial [Re: BennyBoy]
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The 1911 Census shows it as a Public House owned by Yates Castle Brewery, but doesn't name it. The landlord was John Allison, aged 64, from Carlisle.

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