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Rock Inn, Jenner Street

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Rock Inn, Jenner Street
Description:
Undated. Image shows the Rock Inn at number 15 Jenner Street, Burmantofts. The woman standing in the doorway is likely to be the licensee, Mary Whittam, and the boy her son Jack. Mary was licensee at the Rock, which was licensed for beer only, from 1927 to 1936. Prior to that the licensee was Thomas Whittam, and it is likely that Mary took over after the death of her husband in 1926. The whole area was demolished in the 1960s as part of a major slum clearance programme, and the Shakespeare Primary School now occupies the site.

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Name:
Brian McGrath

Comment:
I remember this pub so well. I lived on Burns Street which would be the street behind where the photographer would be stood. The ally to the left of the picture was a local meeting place for all the young ones . This was because the wall on the right of the ally was where the pub had a coal fire and that wall was always lovely and warm. So on cold days and evening we used to gather in there with our backs to that wall to warm ourselves. Plus you were out of the rain and wind. Spent hours in there. We moved away when they demolished that area. We had outside toilets that were shared with next door and a tin bath hung at the back of the cellar door. No hot water , we used a maxol water heater to fill the bath with a connected rubber hose.

Date:
22-Jan-2018

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brianmcgrath1@gmail.com

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