View Full Version : Where I Grew Up

05-07-2013, 10:10 AM
Hello everybody. This is my first photo set on here and the subject is an old pub/hotel on the A49 near Tarporley, Cheshire (I'll leave you guessing at the name). As the title says this is where i lived with my dad from around 1983 - 1997. He ran it very successfully through all that time and as a kid the local area provided unbelievable exploring opportunities. If anyone does know the location i strongly advise visiting the nearby WW2 oil storage site as it's due to be excavated for scrap metal and will be gone forever.

Apparently the pub had been run into the ground and also failed to meet requirements for graded listing. I have the report which states that original windows had been 'removed' prior to board up and the footprint of the building had been radically altered since 1750 something. By the time i got there the internals were all revealed and the site could be easily accessed by anyone wishing to go in. I must add that some of these photos were taken by locals and mailed to me but the bulk are my own ...i just can't remember which ones:thumb There are some internal shots but the quality is so bad they aren't worth posting.

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo128/smith1_08/488004_475049175887744_1133985505_n.jpg (http://s368.photobucket.com/user/smith1_08/media/488004_475049175887744_1133985505_n.jpg.html)

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo128/smith1_08/537120_475392262520102_33691307_n.jpg (http://s368.photobucket.com/user/smith1_08/media/537120_475392262520102_33691307_n.jpg.html)

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo128/smith1_08/559969_475392225853439_81625694_n.jpg (http://s368.photobucket.com/user/smith1_08/media/559969_475392225853439_81625694_n.jpg.html)

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo128/smith1_08/563228_475392499186745_1741643120_n.jpg (http://s368.photobucket.com/user/smith1_08/media/563228_475392499186745_1741643120_n.jpg.html)

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo128/smith1_08/Beeston-Demo-Feb2013-066ed.jpg (http://s368.photobucket.com/user/smith1_08/media/Beeston-Demo-Feb2013-066ed.jpg.html)

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo128/smith1_08/Beeston-Demo-Feb2013-009ed.jpg (http://s368.photobucket.com/user/smith1_08/media/Beeston-Demo-Feb2013-009ed.jpg.html)

My old bedroom!
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo128/smith1_08/Beeston-Demo-Feb2013-007ed.jpg (http://s368.photobucket.com/user/smith1_08/media/Beeston-Demo-Feb2013-007ed.jpg.html)

...and in happier times:D:
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo128/smith1_08/scan0001.jpg (http://s368.photobucket.com/user/smith1_08/media/scan0001.jpg.html)