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Star and Garter pub


Star and Garter pub
Description:
16th November 1954. View shows the Star and Garter pub on Bridge Road. The car park is on the right and a sign directs towards the ballroom entrance. A telephone pole is by the corner and a truck is parked on the pavement outside.

User Comments:

Name:
Ron Davies

Comment:
This building brings back memories. When as a small child we moved on to the Becketts Park Estate, because there was nowhere on the estate to socialise, this was one of the venues used for childrens christmas parties etc. The function room on the first floor was huge and ideal for these events. Years later I occasionally drank in the pub. For a short time it became a nightclub/caberet bar, (the name of which escapes me)in time I think it reverted back to being called The Star and Garter before becoming the Bar-Celona, a regular haunt of mine in the late 70s and early 80s. The pub was built in the eighteenth century and took its name from the Order of the Garter, the star being part of the insignia. When it was a pub it sold Duttons beer, and was the estate office for their chain of licenced premises in this area. To the right of the picture there was open land where Kirkstall Feast took place each year.

Date:
04-Mar-2010

Email:
rondavies66@googlemail.com

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Name:
Pat Burns

Comment:
before it became the barceolna it was called Raffels not sure if ive spelt it right, I used to go there regularly in the 1980's and went on the opening night of the barcelona when Annie and Joe from Emmerdale were there

Date:
05-Mar-2010

Email:
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Name:
David Brooks

Comment:
The Star & Garter also hosted a Jazz Club every Friday night in the 60's in the upstairs room where the pub sign is. The entrance door was by the telegraph pole. The regular band were "The White Eagles Jazz Band". I remember being in the queue on the night of 22nd November 1963 when somebody said that Kennedy had been shot. They say you don't forget where you were at moments like that and I certainly haven't some 50 years later.

Date:
07-Aug-2013

Email:
bruxxie1@gmail.com

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Name:
Luke

Comment:
The feast was presented by Atha's of Leeds.Kirkstall feast was held at the side of the club until the late 1980s.Kirkstall feast now takes place at Cardigan fields complex.

Date:
18-Mar-2016

Email:
lukeyboyireland@outlook.com

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