The Argyle Pub
was like stepping back in time with a fire burning in the grate and unchanged since the photo on this site was taken (shown right). Each time my Uncle Al was on shore leave from the merchant navy he drank in there with his cronies and I knew that he'd always sling you a couple of bob if I went in to say 'hello' on my way home from school. I don't recall ever seeing any women in there, just men drinking pints of mild and smoking Woodbines as they studied the racing pages.
Picture - A Postcard of the Argyle Pub
circa 1939. The Pub
was part of the Argyle Theatre building and remained standing and open for business after the Theatre's Auditorium took a direct hit in 1940. In the 1980's The Argyle Pub
was condemned as 'unsafe' and in danger of collapse and was subsequently demolished - Courtesy Geoff Unwin.