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#279705 - 3rd Jan 2009 12:16am 65 Vittoria Vaults *****
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65 Vittoria Vaults known as The Piggy Brook Street 56 Vittoria Street

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#341293 - 8th Aug 2009 4:10pm Re: 65 Vittoria Vaults [Re: derekdwc]
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Did you know that it was called the Piggy as a shortening of the name The Pigmeal. Don' t know where the name came from but that's what it was when I was a nipper in 40's.
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#341294 - 8th Aug 2009 4:10pm Re: 65 Vittoria Vaults [Re: derekdwc]
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Did you know that it was called the Piggy as a shortening of the name The Pigmeal. Don' t know where the name came from but that's what it was when I was a nipper in 40's.
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#701105 - 12th Jun 2012 9:54pm Re: 65 Vittoria Vaults [Re: derekdwc]
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i didnt no but thanks anymore info i wud love itall xxxxx

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#701111 - 12th Jun 2012 9:59pm Re: 65 Vittoria Vaults [Re: derekdwc]
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i didnt no but thanks anymore info i wud love itall xxxxx

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#701129 - 12th Jun 2012 11:10pm Re: 65 Vittoria Vaults [Re: derekdwc]
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The story I was told (in the late 70's) was that many years before, during wintertime , the landlord served up bowls of broth & stew, but when the spoons kept 'disappearing' they began to serve it without cutlery so the stew had to be eaten straight from the bowl 'like pigs from a trough' .

Most likely just a good story , but one I've never forgotten .

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#701286 - 13th Jun 2012 5:44pm Re: 65 Vittoria Vaults [Re: zigzagwanderer]
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Originally Posted By: zigzagwanderer
The story I was told (in the late 70's) was that many years before, during wintertime , the landlord served up bowls of broth & stew, but when the spoons kept 'disappearing' they began to serve it without cutlery so the stew had to be eaten straight from the bowl 'like pigs from a trough' .

Most likely just a good story , but one I've never forgotten .


Surprised that you can remember anything from the late 70's, P.
Who told you that one, "The Acid Man".

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#701365 - 13th Jun 2012 10:10pm Re: 65 Vittoria Vaults [Re: Raven61]
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Before I ever knew the Acid Man K , first started drinking in there summer '77 & I think it may have been Phil Turner who told the story , or was it Kenny Foster .....

Anyway , never let a good story stand in the way of the truth !

Any chance of a copy of that SMM DVD (must get a new keyboard , bloody question mark has died).


Edited by zigzagwanderer (13th Jun 2012 10:14pm)

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#701640 - 14th Jun 2012 8:14pm Re: 65 Vittoria Vaults [Re: zigzagwanderer]
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Hi P.
I think I lent it to my Dad, so I'll get it back & copy it for you & sort something out. K.

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#703804 - 21st Jun 2012 10:55pm Re: 65 Vittoria Vaults [Re: Raven61]
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Cheers K , see ya soon.

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#704162 - 23rd Jun 2012 11:28am Re: 65 Vittoria Vaults [Re: derekdwc]
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Couldn't drink in there as a youth because I couldn't stand Higsons Ale. A lot of folk who did go in there used to swear by it. Remember the old grannies etc. getting jugs of ale from there to take home, women, or should I say ladies, didn't used to drink in bars then. There used to be a side door in Brook Street which is where they went for it.
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#704332 - 23rd Jun 2012 10:53pm Re: 65 Vittoria Vaults [Re: BandyCoot]
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I served my time in McIvors (just over the road)-I never went there myself , but I'm sure a lot of my colleagues did !

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#854838 - 31st Jan 2014 10:20am Re: 65 Vittoria Vaults [Re: derekdwc]
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Discovered this Pub on the way home from Peerless Thirsty Thursday.

They have a parrot that swears, well worth a visit for that alone!

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