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Pontefract Road, Baron Inn


Pontefract Road, Baron Inn
Description:
c1998. View of the Baron Inn on Pontefract Road. This was previously known as the Stourton Hotel.

User Comments:

Name:
Steve Draper

Comment:
This pub has subsequently been demolished

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Name:
rayd

Comment:
In earlier times wasn't this called the Stourton Hotel. Atkinson Street ran to the right hand side of the pub towards a small recreation ground. The co-op was also at the top of Atkinson street. The newer building in the background was I beleive part of Waddingtons.

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Name:
John Harvey

Comment:
Have to correct you Ray. Atkinson Street was on the left as you look at it, I lived at number 13 until it's demolition, when we moved over the road in to Ida Mount.(inside toilet, luxury!) Coggill Street was on the right, you could also get to it through a little ginnel at the back of the Stourton. My dad Bob worked behind the bar in The Stourton for many years.

Date:
16-Nov-2008

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Jsrv511@aol.com

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Name:
David Maher

Comment:
I used to live in Coggill street (to the right of this pub when it was the Stourton Hotel). The camera is positioned where the paper shop was situated from where I delivered the Yorkshire Evening News and Evening Post. At the top of Coggill Street was Bateson Street Working mens club. Bateson street was to the right of Coggill street

Date:
03-Jan-2009

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davidmaher28@gmail.com

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Name:
Irene Riley

Comment:
Yes this is the Stourton Hotel. I lived in Coggill Street after moving from Hun slet Road. There use to be a yearly walking race start from outside the Hotel, turning left into Wakefield road and down Queen street and back round to the Stourton Hotel. The same gentleman won it every year I think his name was Mr Whiteley and boy could he really move.

Date:
23-Aug-2009

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Name:
Sylvia Richardson nee Thompson

Comment:
Is this the same Irene Riley who used to be a pupil at Low Road CP School?

Date:
02-Apr-2010

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ericandsylvia@xnet.co.nz

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Name:
Irene Riley (Lovelee

Comment:
Yes it is I and I'm now living in the wonderful land of Oz.

Date:
29-May-2010

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Name:
JOHN FOX

Comment:
I grew up in Stourton many of my family lived in Coggil st, ( went to school with my friend Alan Maher ) The Maher's are related to me also Lunn's of Rothwell, like many I also went to school in Rothwell, my grandmother cleaned at the Queens Hotel in Queen St Stourton.. I now live in Australia, I would like any of my cousins and old school to contact me.. am in Leeds at present Sept 2010. I Remember all of you..

Date:
28-Aug-2010

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john@MotionPictureArmourer.com

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Name:
rayd

Comment:
My auntie lived in Atkinson Street for many years moving to Robin Hood when the houses were due to be demolished. I have visited many times so I know exactly were it was. Putting it to the right - yet another senior moment.

Date:
15-Jan-2011

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Name:
Ron Davies

Comment:
I think this pub for a short time became Gabby's Bar, he had been one of the D.Js at the Bar-C-Lona night spot in Kirkstall. The new guildin in the background was a Waddington company called Plastona, where plastic containers for the food industry were made. A company I once worked for called Thwaites and Mathews, ran the works canteen and supplied and serviced the vending machines for Waddintons.

Date:
06-Jun-2011

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rondavies66@gmail.com

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Name:
Pam Samme (nee gaunt)

Comment:
I grew up in stourton until I left to go and live in greece in 1978. The pub in the photo was the stourton hotel which then became gabbys bar in later years. My grandma and grandad were the landlord an landlady for a short time in the 70s. A short walk from the stourton hotel was stourton working men's club where we spent most Saturday nights whilst growing up. It was a great place to live and I have really fond memories of it

Date:
13-Nov-2011

Email:
Samme1@ntlworld.co.uk

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Name:
Pam Samme (nee gaunt)

Comment:
I grew up in stourton until I left to go and live in greece in 1978. The pub in the photo was the stourton hotel which then became gabbys bar in later years. My grandma and grandad were the landlord an landlady for a short time in the 70s. A short walk from the stourton hotel was stourton working men's club where we spent most Saturday nights whilst growing up. It was a great place to live and I have really fond memories of it

Date:
13-Nov-2011

Email:
Samme1@ntlworld.co.uk

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Name:
Garry Draper

Comment:
In the early 80s I had many a brilliant night out at Gabby's Bar, it had a great atmosphere and I saw some crazy things there, like a fire eater blowing flames out over everybodys heads plus a hypnotist getting people to do crazy things, but best of all the DJs played fantastic music. My mate Brian Richardson was a DJ and he got us into going here. My local was the Plantation Pub on the Westwood Estate but for a change a group of us used to walk down to Gabby's and then stagger back after a great night. We also used to go to the Bar-Celona in Kirkstall, one drunken night we all bought tee shirts with Bar-Celona in glitter on the front. Happy days and great times.

Date:
09-Mar-2012

Email:
garry52@talktalk.net

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Name:
Michael White

Comment:
My father lived next door to right of the pub at 9 Pontefract Road in the 1911 census. The pub became Gabbys then Exit 43 and finally the Barron

Date:
13-Mar-2012

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mick.white49@btinternet.com

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Name:
Tony Reeve

Comment:
I believe this pub is not far from Tabor House on the Pontefract Road. Does anyone remember Tabor House and have a photograph of that part of Pontefract Road.

Date:
19-Mar-2013

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naereeve@aol.com

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Name:
john dennison

Comment:
did your dad work for marly tiles if its the same man he was a good dart player and a good friend.We played in the Whitbread league for the Stourton hotel on and off for many years.

Date:
31-Jan-2014

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dennisonshelly@aol.com

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