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Prospect Hotel, Upper Accommodation Road


Prospect Hotel, Upper Accommodation Road
Description:
Undated, Image shows a front view of the Prospect Hotel. During the war static water tanks were located at the front of the pub. This Tetley house became 'The Richmond' before being burnt down in the early 1990s and then flattened.

User Comments:

Name:
Michael Temple

Comment:
I lived with my grandmother (Nellie Stamp-publican) in the Prospect pub 1946 and later moved into the corner house on the left 1947 (one up and one down plus a cellar, each room was triangular) very small and not very nice. Outside toilet.

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Name:
Pam Brown

Comment:
Michael, My family lived next door to yours. My Mum's name was Irene Midgely. Do you remember her?

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brownpam54@aol.com

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Name:
Pat Burns

Comment:
I used to go in the Richmond in the 80's then to the nightclub next to it but forget what it was called.

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npburns@btinternet.com

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John Drake

Comment:
In the early sixties, I was in a band. Then, The Prospect was the place to play. When we finally got there we really thought we'd hit the big time. Happy days.

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johndrake2007@yahoo.co.uk

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Name:
Tracy Smith

Comment:
I worked at the nightclub in the 80's it was called the Richmond Inn. My brother Joe was on the door. It was run by an Irish couple she was called Bridie can't remember his name. She used to say she could hear furniture been moved around in the pub at night and when she investigated nothing was out of place. Spooky.

Date:
16-Jan-2009

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Wendy Silverwood

Comment:
I can remember in the 70's the pub was turned into a theme pub, it was western, cowboys and there was small jails to sit in. I went there with my now husband yeee hah!!

Date:
22-Aug-2009

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pat sweeney

Comment:
In the sixties this was the in place to go ,trevor goodhall where are you now,happy days

Date:
22-Aug-2009

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Name:
Margaret Dwyer

Comment:
My Gt Grandfather ran the Prospect Hotel in 1901-1905. His name was Edward Dwyer. Has anyone any stories past down from generation that might now him and his family.

Date:
04-Sep-2009

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Name:
Doug Farnill

Comment:
In the late 1930's and early 40's the "big boys", not us mere infants, of Richmond Hill School used to meet behind the Prossie for a fight to see who was cock. The cry used to go up "Fight behind the Prossie" In the early 1950's, when as an apprentice I joined the Amaglamated Engineers' Union, the local branch used to meet somewhere in the upstairs of the Prospect.

Date:
29-May-2010

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John Freeman

Comment:
I remember the back of the pub was turned into something that resembled the OK corral. There was a sign outside of it called "Prospect City". I used to use the pub a lot in those days and every time I entered the pub, for some reason, the jukebox was always playing "Lay lady lay" by Bob Dylan. Me and my hoppos used to think this was the one and only song they had on the jukebox. The pub had live music on, from time to time and I remember taking my girlfriend to see a guy who was playing, who went under the name of "Just John". He was the first person I ever saw who played a guitar and had a backing on a tape, so he sounded like a rock band, but was on his own. John Verity was the guys name, nice bloke and very approachable.I fell in love with his guitar, as he was playing a 50's Les Paul prototype.I saw John perform several times, in different venues, as he had a very good local band of his own. He later joined the 70's band Argent, who had a hit in the charts called "Hold your head up" No doubt some of you would remember that one.

Date:
13-Apr-2011

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Name:
a woods

Comment:
we used to alternate between the prospect and the slippinn inthe mid 1960s great memories does anyone out there remember diane kirby gwyneth yvonne and an absolute stunner called esmay

Date:
22-Jul-2011

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Name:
Lisa McArdle

Comment:
I used to live in the Prospect as a child, when it was country and western bar - my dad used to put me in jail when I was naughty LOL the pub was always very busy and the staff used to dress up and so would a lot of people I have some great pics of my mum and dad dressed in country and western outfits - they were called Yvonne and Brian Atkinson

Date:
16-Aug-2011

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Name:
Dave Wharton

Comment:
Me and my mates went to The Prospect City in 1971. The layout of the large room with the western theme was a jail, store and other rooms in alcoves around the outside with a saloon to the inner area. You had to go into the saloon area through some small saloon style swing doors to buy beer. A mate of mine bought a full tray of drinks and when he approached the swing doors he turned around and pushed the doors open by walking backwards. Unfortunately as he passed the doors they swung shut and cleared all the drinks off the tray. We all fell about laughing but it was no joke - the drinks cost nearly £1.40.

Date:
16-Aug-2011

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Name:
a woods

Comment:
replying to pat sweeny your dead right pat this was the place to go in the sixties i have many fond memories from the hours i spent in the prosect do you remember the group that used to be on on a sunday night called mike cox and his band

Date:
02-Aug-2012

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Name:
Angie Prince nee Hill

Comment:
I worked in the Richmond in the 80's Tony George was the DJ. The landlady was Bridie and the landlord was called Joe. Many happy times

Date:
23-Jun-2013

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angieprince@live.co.uk

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Name:
tony

Comment:
I STARTED WORK AS A GLASS COLLECTOR IN 1991 WORKED IN NIGHTCLUB PART IT WAS DJ LEE ON FRI SAT SUN NIGHTS IT WAS RUN BY JOE BOLAN AND WAS TAKEN OVER BY HIS COUSAN TIMMY LYNCH THE STAFF WERE FRIENDLY AND SEEMED TO GET ON AS A GLASS COLLECTOR WE ALSO STOCKED FRIDGES SWEEPED AND MOPED FLOOR IT WAS VERY BUSY ON A WEEKEND THERE WAS TWO OTHER GLASS COLLECTOR WAYNE AND FRAN I WENT ON TO WORK BEHIND THE BAR BEFORE IN BURNED DOWN IN APRIL 1995 GOOD PLACE TO WORK IN THE NIGHTCLUB PART HAD TWO BARS BIG AND SMALL BAR BEHIND THE SMALL BAR YOU WOULD HAVE LISA,JANE,BRENDAN, BEHIND BIG BAR JOHN,COLIN,FRAN,ME,

Date:
07-Feb-2014

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Brenda Harvey

Comment:
My late husband, Ken Harvey, and I ran the Prospect in the early sixties, when it was owned by Hemingways Brewery. They were later taken over by Tetleys.The place was massive. There were loads of rooms upstairs which were blocked off and never used.The pub was always busy with 'turns' most nights, and the place was popular with Leeds United players. Jackie Charlton often came in.We moved from the Prospect, to another Hemingways pub - The White Horse, on York Road. Viv 'spend, spend, spend' Nicholson was a regular.

Date:
26-Aug-2014

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Name:
Michael Shearon

Comment:
I worked here in the late 80s glass collecting and working behind the bar (even though i was 15!) i was trying to find my old boss (think he was called Billy but not sure) he ran things, cleaning, changing barrels etc. Does anyone remember him?

Date:
09-Feb-2015

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graham sadler

Comment:
First went in here around 1977.This must be the view from a black mariah as they weren't often far away, for some unstrange reason

Date:
14-Feb-2015

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Name:
David Dwyer

Comment:
My Great, great, Grandfather was Edward Dwyer, my grandad was Allan Dwyer and my father was Peter Dwyer. Would love to get in touch with margaret Dwyer who has written on here as we are definitely related as we are researching our family tree and everything matches..would love to be contacted by Margaret!!

Date:
23-Feb-2015

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Name:
David Dwyer

Comment:
My Great, great, Grandfather was Edward Dwyer, my grandad was Allan Dwyer and my father was Peter Dwyer. Would love to get in touch with margaret Dwyer who has written on here as we are definitely related as we are researching our family tree and everything matches..would love to be contacted by Margaret!!

Date:
23-Feb-2015

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Name:
David Dwyer

Comment:
My Great, great, Grandfather was Edward Dwyer, my grandad was Allan Dwyer and my father was Peter Dwyer. Would love to get in touch with margaret Dwyer who has written on here as we are definitely related as we are researching our family tree and everything matches..would love to be contacted by Margaret!!

Date:
24-Feb-2015

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Name:
Luke

Comment:
Wendy did you have a relation called Jane?she went to All Saints middle school 1978 to 1982.If so i would love to know what happened to her.

Date:
02-Jun-2015

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lukealanoliver@outlook.com

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Phil Burnett

Comment:
Used to visit the Prospect in the mid-late 1960's One band I remember used to has a member dress up in a gorilla suit and ran riot, scaring the femails in the crowd. Can anyone remember the name of this band.

Date:
02-Aug-2015

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philfburnett@gmail.com

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Name:
Michael Temple

Comment:
To Pam Brown Comment: Michael Temple. I remember your mum's name was Irene Midgely. I do remember her? and her son who drew very good aeroplanes all over the out side toilet wall.

Date:
16-Aug-2016

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Name:
Michelle Stockton

Comment:
I worked at Prospect City for a few months in 1969/70 before my daughter was born. I served the food and well remember the Ranch House Stew. I am the person who put "Lay Lady Lay" on the juke box every time I went in to work, still love that song. The landlord and landlady were Brian and Yvonne Atkinson. My Auntie Barbara worked behind the bar.

Date:
02-Jul-2017

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