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Whitelock's First City Luncheon Bar, postcard


Whitelock
Description:
Undated. Postcard showing the interior of Whitelock's Inn on Briggate. This popular public house was first licensed in 1716 under the name The Turk's Head. In 1880 it was bought by the Whitelock family, rebuilt and renamed, though the yard outside is still known as the Turk's Head Yard. At the time of the postcard it was being promoted as the 'First City Luncheon Bar'. It is still a popular spot for lunch today and is now a listed building.

User Comments:

Name:
Graham A. Schofield

Comment:
Can anyone explain as to why there is a 'wicker-work basket chair' in reversed position at the end of each table? Do they have some function other than denying access to and from the leather couches?

Date:
03-Oct-2011

Email:
GrahamScho@AOL.com

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Name:
John Bean

Comment:
Maybe the wicker chairs were used outside in the yard and when the pub was closed they put them inside, in the most appropriate place to avoid moving other furniture.In this photo the pub is obviously shut.

Date:
26-Jul-2015

Email:
beanj@btinternet.com

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Name:
John Richard Craven

Comment:
Met my wife here, outside in the alley,28 Aug. 1967.used to go here every Thursday after top of the pops with school friends Robin Duke, and Peter Robinson, he of Inspector Banks fame. Did rather well for himself!

Date:
29-Jan-2018

Email:
craven391@btinternet.com

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