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The Brown Cow Public House, Selby Road

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The Brown Cow Public House, Selby Road
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2000. The building seen here replaces the original Brown Cow public house which was the location for manorial court sessions at one time for Whitkirk and Temple Newsam. These dealt with aspects of land administration and issues concerning tenants. The present building, pictured, was designed by Sydney Kitson, Architects, and opened on October 10th 1941. It is sited on land once occupied by outbuildings of the original pub. The Brown Cow has recentley been closed for major refurbishment and re-opened on 27th May 2002. It has a restaurant and services the new Travel Inn built in 2002, since this photograph was taken, on the old ASDA site at the rear.

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George Lacey

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These comments continue from picture No32 on page No6.After leaving UK for Oz in 1966, I came back for one of my visits in the 1990s.One night my Brother Invited me to a darts match his team was taking part in.We met at the teams home pub,which was the Globe on Meanwood rd.After a few practice matches it was time to go to the venue.Would you believe I was the only one who knew where the Brown Cow pub was.Great I said,having to bring an expatriate pom of 30years absence to take them to their ruddy darts match!! On a later visit to UK,We were staying at Garforth and were taken to the famous Harry Ramsdens Fish restaurant at Guiseley.On the way back one our party was caught short so we stopped at the nexet pub we came to and guess what,it was the good old Brown Cow.WE went inside for the last couple of drinks and boy had it changed .Full of happy young folks and pounding rock music. Great memories

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Peter Gilboy

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I frequented the Brown Cow from late 1953 until January 1960, when I came abroad. There was a time when, on Friday and Saturday nights, if you lost a game of fives-and-threes in the Gents' Room you lost your seat and probably never got it back all night. When we came back on a holiday trip, my wife became one of the only two women who were ever allowed to sit and stay a while in the Gent's Room. I also remember that there was one customer who came in about ten minutes to ten (ten o'clock was closing time then), ordered five pints together and drank them off by about twenty five past when we all had finally to leave. Bertie Greaves was the landlord at that time.

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Mike Horne

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Hi Does anyone remember when the Brown Cow pub had an off licence ? I remember my father buying bottles of "Lemon Hart" rum, and I am sure that he bought it from the Brown Cow off licence. I might be wrong, but I do not think that the Co-op had the off licence in the 1950's ! Come to think of it, I do not think that you can buy that brand of rum anymore. Does anyone else remember it ?

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04-Nov-2008

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Clifford Large

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I started work as an apprentice joiner in September 1940 with J. H. Wood & Co Ltd, St Columba St., Leeds. At that time the firm were doing the joinery work for the Brown Cow. One of the jobs I got to do was priming the doors for the pub. The panel doors were quite big for a 14 year old to handle and I seemed to get as much of the pink priming paint over myself as went on the doors.

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10-Jan-2010

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Dennis Wells

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With reference to the Brown Cow off-licence, when I was a teenager around 1965 and lived on Selby Road th eBrown cow had a side entrance wich led to a small counter where you could buy bottled beer etc.

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02-Jan-2011

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Janet

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The Brown Cow was owned by my Granddad, Edgar Mawson Movley, in the early 1920's, my mother and her brother were both born there. I have several photo's of the various stages of it's life. The pub was used on market days for transactions. Both my granddad and grandmother (Isobella Nelson Movely) are buried across the road in St Mary's church.

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