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#295964 - 28th Feb 2009 6:34pm 566 Railway 119 Victoria Road, Wallasey,New Brigh
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566 Railway 119 Victoria Road, Wallasey,New Brighton


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#641261 - 21st Dec 2011 1:09pm Railway Public House
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This is down as the Railay Pub being built in New Brighton in the 1940s


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#641320 - 21st Dec 2011 2:28pm Re: Railway Public House [Re: pablo42]
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Wrong date written on there .
This work took place in 1956,
I worked on it

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#641422 - 21st Dec 2011 7:50pm Re: Railway Public House [Re: NBSM51]
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That's true, I remember the old one and I was born in 50.

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#641494 - 21st Dec 2011 10:59pm Re: Railway Public House [Re: pablo42]
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The Railway on a wintry day in December 1962, with the Commercial Hotel beyond.


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#641503 - 21st Dec 2011 11:10pm Re: Railway Public House [Re: pablo42]
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a little bit of useless trivia related to working on this job,
The Stone mason not bricklayer on this job, had a few of us help him on place he was fixing up as a jazz club in Liverpool, turned out to become a place well known, that old banana warehouse cellar became The Cavern

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#641527 - 21st Dec 2011 11:33pm Re: Railway Public House [Re: NBSM51]
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You can just see a bit of Eddies News stand. "last city Echo".

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#767911 - 13th Feb 2013 3:48pm Re: Railway Public House [Re: NBSM51]
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You're absolutely right. I worked there as a barman in 1971. Bitter and mild handpumps always had the date stamped on them and I always looked for this as some could be quite old. The Railway ones were stamped 1956 and were the same diameter from top to bottom a bit boring. The cellar walls ware the original ones and there was a little room about the size of an outside toilet. This had a door on it and had two old tea chests in it. Tom McCabe the licensee asked me to clean it out. One of the tea chests was packed with compacted straw and the other was half full. When I dug down I found a large quantity of handle glasses mostly pints but some half pints. They were like the 'dimple' shape but had a hexagon design. they were stamped GR V. The straw was stuck like concrete and we had to soak them to remove it before washing them and putting them into use. Needless to say they vanished very quickly. There was quite a few and I imagine some survive in local homes. They had obviously been overlooked stock from the old Pub. I remember the cocktail bar upstairs and the two electric pumps in the cellar which pumped bitter and mild up to it. They were often breaking down.

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#768528 - 15th Feb 2013 9:05am Re: Railway Public House [Re: derekdwc]
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I was in here just last weekend but used to ge here regularly in the 90's and every Tuesday as they had a band on, generally Gary Murphy the guitarist and his brother.
Thanks for putting these pictures up, it is fantastic to see them.

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