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John Smeaton Public House, Swarcliffe Drive

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John Smeaton Public House, Swarcliffe Drive
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2000. View of the John Smeaton public house situated in Swarcliffe Drive opposite Swarcliffe Parade. Once known as 'The Squinting Cat' the pub is now called after the famous civil engineer John Smeaton who was born at Austhorpe Lodge in 1724. He founded the Society of Civil Engineers in 1771 and one of his most well known works is the successful redesign of the Eddystone Lighthouse.

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David Edge

Comment:
This was known as "The Squinting Cat", has now been changed back to its original name. Locals never referred to it as the John Smeaton; always referring to it as "The Cat".

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andrew@andrewedge.com

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Peter

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I don't know when the pub changed its name, AGAIN, but it is known now as The Squinting Cat once more.

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Mark Scales

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How I remember the sSquinting Cat. Sitting outside with a shandy and a bag of crisps, feeling grown up!! Glad to see it lost that silly name change. Thanks for the site...aaah memories!!

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Tony Thompson

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From 1970 to 1976 I was a regular along with a number of friends aged between 16 an 25. Here a few of the names:- John Pickles, Ken Endeacott, John Roberts, Rod Scott, Paul Edge (Wally), John Tyreman, Paul Ougham, Sue, Anne Riley, Linda Thomas, Steve Scott, Jimmy Boyne, Peter Boyne, Eddie Boyne (honoury youngster), Arthur Lee, Billy Lee, Pat Luby, Mick Carney, Bernard Hyde, Margaret Liddle, Paul McGregor, Steve Franklin, Sue Gibb, Sue Hawes, Steve Stuart, Hughie Petuvic, Edith, Steve Frankin, There were lots more and I a sure that someone else will comment.

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Brenda Williamson nee Liddle

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haha thats my sister Margaret Liddle. Our mam Marie spent alot of time in the cat. lol

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Lord Milton aka Kevin Edge

Comment:
The Cat , my first pint served by the squint eyed Landlord whom the pub was named after. The tap-room was packed every Friday dinnertime till Sunday , great atmosphere . Sadly it's now full of chavs and low life's .

Date:
21-Sep-2009

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edge1@tinyworld.co.uk

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stacey greenall

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sadly this pub went into ruin resently and has now closed down , hopefully the next landlord/lady . will be able to bring the place back to former glory .

Date:
26-Oct-2009

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PC

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Fond memories of seeing my old mate Frank Mason working behind the bar here, circa 1978. Sadly no longer with us but great memories of playing football on St Kevins fields every Sunday morning with his brother Graham and the rest of the lads.

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08-Sep-2011

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Peter

Comment:
Another one bites the dust! Following a fire in the derelict and much vandalised property, it was demolished in about September 2013

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17-Nov-2013

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