Mainly For Brummies But All Are Welcome To Join In The Birmingham Fun & Chat


RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#6886 by Sheldonboy , Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:14 pm

Help please
There was I understand, a bar at the top of Temple Street in Brum,
Called The Sputnik. Does anyone remember what it was called before that please. SB


When life puts you in tough situations, Don't say WHY ME, just say TRY ME.
http://brummiestalking.org.uk/

 
Sheldonboy

Founder Member
Forum Administrator
Posts: 43.994
Date registered 12.22.2009


RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#6887 by astoness , Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:41 pm

hi SB..i think you could be referring to what was once called the trocadero...probably the first gay pub in birmingham...before that it was called the bodega...in 1895 the manager of the bodega was shot and killed and it is reputed to be haunted....hope ive got the right pub SB otherwise ive just given you a load of usless info lol...

 
astoness

Granny
Founder Member
Posts: 15.014
Date registered 02.24.2010


RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#6888 by mikejee , Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:31 pm

Lyn
I don't know about the sputnik, but but I think the Trocadero has always been that for the time we have been around, and according to Street view ( http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=Temple+S...=12,315.25,,0,0 ) , still is.


mikejee  
mikejee

Founder Member
Posts: 3.265
Date registered 12.26.2009


RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#6889 by astoness , Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:36 pm

ahh well in that case i could be wrong then mike...the troc is the only pub i know to in temple st....maybe someone can solve this one for us..

thanks mike...

 
astoness

Granny
Founder Member
Posts: 15.014
Date registered 02.24.2010


RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#6890 by astoness , Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:46 pm

hang on mike wasnt there one called the temple bar...could that be the one...

 
astoness

Granny
Founder Member
Posts: 15.014
Date registered 02.24.2010


RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#6891 by Sheldonboy , Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:53 pm

Thanks Mike, But it's not The Troc, Shakespear or Temple Bar.
The Sputnik was Apparently at the top of Temple Street.


When life puts you in tough situations, Don't say WHY ME, just say TRY ME.
http://brummiestalking.org.uk/

 
Sheldonboy

Founder Member
Forum Administrator
Posts: 43.994
Date registered 12.22.2009


RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#6892 by astoness , Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:55 pm

is the sputnik not there now then SB

No maam it's Gone. SB


 
astoness

Granny
Founder Member
Posts: 15.014
Date registered 02.24.2010

Last edited 10.24.2011 | Top

RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#6893 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:35 pm

Hi everybody

I'm back, I don't know I go away for a couple of days and I come back to a disorganised rabble, I'll just go and sort out the photo competition then I'll go and have a coffee and then come back.

Phil


Make Love, Not War

phil

RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#6894 by astoness , Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:45 pm

good to have you back phil....[Big Smile]

 
astoness

Granny
Founder Member
Posts: 15.014
Date registered 02.24.2010


RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#6895 by phil ( deleted ) , Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:24 pm

Right can I just remind everyone on this forum of a couple of points. The first one being can we all be respectful of each other, we are only small in numbers so it shouldn't be that hard to get along with each other. We have not got a bad crew here, so lets just try to enjoy each others company.

Another point this is a family forum, and we do have a junior member so can we keep the jokes to a standard that you wouldn't mind your 11 year old daughter or son reading. Also that could I remind you that swear words are against forum rules even with asterisk's substituted for letters.

I know I have been guilty of this myself on the rare occasion, but there are certain politicians that just make me loose it, but I promise I will watch what I write in future.

Phil


Make Love, Not War

phil

RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#6896 by Frothy , Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:26 pm

Dick Lawn the licensee of The Tavern In The Town moved to the Temple Bar after the bombing. We had some happy hours in there for a few years. Now the place is a shoe shop. Shame.


http://frothblowers.co.uk/

 
Frothy
Posts: 1.602
Date registered 07.15.2010


RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#6897 by astoness , Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:35 pm

froth what a shame that the temple bar is now a shoe shop...i believe the yard o ale (formally the tavern in the town) is some sort of eating place now....had some good times in there..

 
astoness

Granny
Founder Member
Posts: 15.014
Date registered 02.24.2010


RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#6898 by Frothy , Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:44 pm

Same here Lyn. Had some really happy times there. The place is a Halal Chinese restaurant now and that word Halal really makes me angry


http://frothblowers.co.uk/

 
Frothy
Posts: 1.602
Date registered 07.15.2010


RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#6899 by astoness , Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:50 pm

calm down froth[Hammer Head Yellow] i know what you mean though...i popped into the tavern (i shall always call it that) a few weeks before it closed..just walking down those stairs took me right back...sat there on me tod with a half never thinking it was soon to close...

 
astoness

Granny
Founder Member
Posts: 15.014
Date registered 02.24.2010


RE: OPEN ALL HOURS

#6900 by signman ( deleted ) , Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:07 pm

I take full resposibility for the chaos Phil, it's just that quotes, no not again don't even go there.

signman

   


Thank you for visiting our humble forum, make this your forum by joining us and posting your own thoughts and questions.
Xobor Create your own Forum with Xobor