Tuesday, 14 September 2010

The Strange Case Of The Re-opening Pub


The Old Lane Inn was situated on Old Lane, a mile or so north of Halifax town centre. I say "was" because most of the reference books claim that it closed down in 1962, a few years before I took the above photograph. But there are claims on the Internet that it might have recently re-opened. The Strange Case Of The Re-opening Pub is a story that just has to be investigated in this day and age. I will report back.

5 comments:

John said...

And maybe check out the ale?

jennyfreckles said...

I'm sure someone took me for a drink there - maybe 9 or 10 years ago, after a concert at the North Bridge leisure centre.

Sunny said...

I love a good mystery!
☼ Sunny

Volie2 said...

Not a pub that I remember. From the letter-style used for 'Webster's', it certainly pre-dates the mid '60's re-vamp of the Brewery Pub sign letter style. They used Freddie Truman, the cricketer, to promote Green Label in those days with the strap-line 'Keeps out the Northern Thirst'. I'm sure you will remember that, Alan.

Excellent pictures of the 'old' Halifax of the '60's and early''70's, which is when I first encountered the town. Keep on posting them, please.

Alan Burnett said...

Thank you Volie2. I'll keep them coming.