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#279705 3rd Jan 2009 1:16am
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65 Vittoria Vaults known as The Piggy Brook Street 56 Vittoria Street

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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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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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i didnt no but thanks anymore info i wud love itall xxxxx

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i didnt no but thanks anymore info i wud love itall xxxxx

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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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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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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).

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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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Cheers K , see ya soon.

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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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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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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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