The Currock, Boundary Road, Carlisle - March 2017 (1)

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    "Built in 1899 as the Currock Hotel, the building did not open until 1903 due to a dispute with the local temperance movement and the licencing authority. Taken under State Management in August 1916, the pub (then known as The Currock Inn) was part of a substantial lot sold to Greenall Whitley in April 1973. At one time noted as the only pub in the area with table bowls, the pub has been closed in recent years but is believed to be currently trading. The story is told of an Irish "navvy" who, during the State Management era, felt he had been cheated by some customers of the Currock. He showed his displeasure by lifting the customer's table and flinging it in the fire. This somewhat impressed the locals as the table was made of cast iron and bolted to the floor! See also: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/5305338 and http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/5305353 . Photograph is for record only - I have no connection with this business and cannot advise on its products or services." Photo by The Carlisle Kid, 2017.
  • Owner

    The Carlisle Kid
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/5305333
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 month ago
    Viewed: 30 times
    Picture Taken: 2017-03-08
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