Cannily built at the top of the hill


 
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NOW CLOSED. Very unlikely to re-open. We are expecting the brewery (Marstons) to apply for change of use to domestic.

Oddity - A long time ago, when coal was delivered to your door by a lad with a wooden wheelbarrow with a wooden wheel shod with a metal band, they held a race starting at the aqueduct in Palmerston Street, along Water Street and up High Street to finish at the Red Lion - pushing their barrows loaded with two hundredweight (c.100kg) of coal - and they ran all the way! I wonder how many modern lads could do that today?

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