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#628978 - 26th Nov 2011 9:56pm what was the pub called?
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I'm sure that someone can put me out of my misery and tell me the name of the now boarded up Pub on the Dock Road Wallasey, it's located on the opposite side of the road to the old spillers buildings, towards the junction of Kelvin Road.

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#628982 - 26th Nov 2011 9:59pm Re: what was the pub called? [Re: katiechops]
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Think it was the stork then bonkers.

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#628983 - 26th Nov 2011 9:59pm Re: what was the pub called? [Re: katiechops]
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It was the 'Swan Hotel' in it's day. Then became 'The Stump' and finally 'Bonkers' before it closed.

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#628989 - 26th Nov 2011 10:05pm Re: what was the pub called? [Re: Bezzymate]
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thanks for that both of you.

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#629012 - 26th Nov 2011 10:25pm Re: what was the pub called? [Re: katiechops]
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some pics in Pub index clicky

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#629082 - 27th Nov 2011 12:35am Re: what was the pub called? [Re: Bezzymate]
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Originally Posted By: Bezzymate
It was the 'Swan Hotel' in it's day. Then became 'The Stump' and finally 'Bonkers' before it closed.


It was the Stump , then the Swan , then Bonkers ......

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#629122 - 27th Nov 2011 7:56am Re: what was the pub called? [Re: katiechops]
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the blazing stump to be precise

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#629128 - 27th Nov 2011 8:45am Re: what was the pub called? [Re: katiechops]
clagsey Offline
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Registered: 12th May 2008
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Loc: Moreton
I worked in the Pub when it was the Swan, loved it!
It was packed every friday and saturday night, always had live bands on too.
I hate driving past it now seeing it in the mess that its in.

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#629215 - 27th Nov 2011 1:13pm Re: what was the pub called? [Re: katiechops]
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didnt it get its name from story about a man with a wooden leg getting burnt,hence his blazing stump.sure i heard that somewhere

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#629885 - 28th Nov 2011 1:00pm Re: what was the pub called? [Re: phalinmegob]
Mike2 Offline
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Oddly, it was originally called "The Swan", but everyone called "the stump" or "the blazing stump" as it was alleged that an elderly man used to poke the fire with his wooden leg, which caught fire on one occassion.

The Pub was later renamed "the stump" to reflect the local's name for it, whereupon some people started calling it "The Swan" out of sheer cussedness....

It later it bacme "Bonkers" - the beginning of the end.

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#629960 - 28th Nov 2011 3:42pm Re: what was the pub called? [Re: katiechops]
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i played in a band there when steve prescot was the boss i have seen the old sign that was hung up outside of an old sailor poking the fire with a wooden leg that was on fire whatever name they called the Pub over the years it was allways known as the stump

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