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Jan 25, 2021 - 4:53:05 PM
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Owen

Canada

7783 posts since 6/5/2011

.... I've never been, but sumpthin' that's been around for 450 years can't be all bad.   https://torontosun.com/news/world/beloved-450-year-old-british-pub-closes-due-to-covid-19

From the article: “It has no TV, it has no jukebox, it has no music. It’s a place where people come to talk to each other, to enjoy the traditional, historic surroundings. Generations of people have done that, students, townspeople, people from afar,” he said."   

What's the chances of a reincarnation???   [.... just in case I do make it over there.]

Jan 25, 2021 - 4:59:42 PM
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Brian T

Canada

17750 posts since 6/5/2008

I stayed in the Blacksmith's Inn in NYorks. I was told that the core building and the cellar were built in the mid 1500's. The add-ons were obvious but essential. What impressed me the most was the low height of all the ceilings and door frames, never changed from a shorter population of centuries ago. The barkeeps were founts of historical knowledge that I really enjoyed listening to.

Jan 25, 2021 - 5:15:12 PM

Owen

Canada

7783 posts since 6/5/2011

... well, probably a relatively small part of London.... I'm lead to believe it's a pretty big place.

Re. how relative "old" can be, on one of the remote reserves we worked on my wife's TA mentioned that her in-laws really needed a new house, as theirs was "too old."  Of course, my wife had to ask. The answer: "13 years."    

Edited by - Owen on 01/25/2021 17:21:36

Jan 25, 2021 - 5:23:26 PM
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QldPicker

Australia

228 posts since 4/17/2020

Nothing like the REAL old pubs in the UK and Ireland. A shame if they die because of this 'hoax' wink we are experiencing! They have survived wars, governments and religious crusades, hopefully this is not the end.  

Only acceptable entertainment other than conversation ( mostly talking crap), live acoustic music preferably local traditional.

Great places for GOOD political debate.

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