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#445516 - 20th Nov 2010 4:49pm 35 Bedford Hotel
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#532089 - 12th Jun 2011 4:10pm Re: 35 Bedford Hotel [Re: PaulTaters]
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my uncle and auntie had this Pub in the sixties....Tim and May Donnelly...the living quarters were huge and the cellar was vast leading into a big back garden...they had a boilerman/gardener and summers spent there were brill.... known locally as "Luke Lee's"

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#532122 - 12th Jun 2011 5:00pm Re: 35 Bedford Hotel [Re: torryman]
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Thanks for sharing.

Does anyone remember on a TV series, Joe McGann saying something like ...

"there's a Pub back home called Luke Lees, but no-one knows why"

I always think the show was "The Upper Hand" but it might have been the detective series he appeared in after that (RockCliffe's Babies?).

These days a lot of people refer to it as "The Luke's", the reason for the name BTW is that the original landlord was called Luke Lee.


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#532137 - 12th Jun 2011 5:29pm Re: 35 Bedford Hotel [Re: PaulTaters]
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Another claim to fame (or infamy) was the mention in a book written by a Merseyside copper about the long term surveillance operations and subsequent drug bust.
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#532331 - 12th Jun 2011 11:30pm Re: 35 Bedford Hotel [Re: PaulTaters]
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Luke Lees was the owner more than 100 years ago would you believe! The name
has stuck all that time . He was Mayor of Birkenhead around about 1900 and
Lees Avenue just around the corner from the Pub is named after him.

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#532340 - 12th Jun 2011 11:47pm Re: 35 Bedford Hotel [Re: littlestan]
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my mother-in-law worked there in 1968.

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#532348 - 13th Jun 2011 12:45am Re: 35 Bedford Hotel [Re: PaulTaters]
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Someone once told me the Central Hotel was built by Luke Lee for his wife

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#584379 - 18th Sep 2011 10:15am Re: 35 Bedford Hotel [Re: PaulTaters]
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There is a famous story about Luke Lees' pool table being stolen-during opening hours!!! Not sure whether this is true-but if it is, fair play to the robbers for showing such initiative! They should apply for special ops!!
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#584626 - 18th Sep 2011 6:45pm Re: 35 Bedford Hotel [Re: PaulTaters]
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my dad lives in lees av and when he visited today i mentioned about this thread and he has the deeds to the house luke lee used to live in which was 6 egerton park
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#621169 - 14th Nov 2011 4:57pm Re: 35 Bedford Hotel [Re: rocks]
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i remember as a child we were told to walk on the other side of the road when passing lukes as its still known,because you neve knew what would come through the window next,my friend anne is the boss now and i hope it stays open ,such History

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#866172 - 22nd Mar 2014 11:23am Re: 35 Bedford Hotel [Re: littlestan]
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Originally Posted By: littlestan
Luke Lees was the owner more than 100 years ago would you believe! The name
has stuck all that time . He was Mayor of Birkenhead around about 1900 and
Lees Avenue just around the corner from the Pub is named after him.

A bit of info on Luke Lees
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