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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 06 Jun 20 3.25pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Sportyteacher

Another platform needed at least - it's just a stage that they have to go through.

Back in bygone days I heard the 'Sorter and Porter' public house adjacent to East Croydon station being referred to as "Platform Nine".

 

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View YT's Profile YT Flag Oxford 06 Jun 20 4.31pm Send a Private Message to YT Add YT as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

Back in bygone days I heard the 'Sorter and Porter' public house adjacent to East Croydon station being referred to as "Platform Nine".

Is that when 'Underneath the Arches' was a hit?

 


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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 06 Jun 20 4.36pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by YT

Is that when 'Underneath the Arches' was a hit?

Well, 'Flanagan and Allen' did plough their furrow for us.

I was born in 1952 - I believe that epic song was first heard in the 20s or 30s!

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View mr. apollo's Profile mr. apollo Flag Somewhere in Switzerland 08 Jun 20 10.10am Send a Private Message to mr. apollo Add mr. apollo as a friend

Bring back the Railway Tavern (Inde Coope) on top of the bridge!!

 


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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 08 Jun 20 10.20am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by mr. apollo

Bring back the Railway Tavern (Inde Coope) on top of the bridge!!

I recall imbibing in that Public House.

I was informed about a significant disturbance which occurred in this establishment a few days prior to a Christmas between supporters of Chelsea and our beloved team resulting in glass being strewn all over the floor.I was not present at the time!

 

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View Jamesey's Profile Jamesey Online Flag Wandsworth 08 Jun 20 11.16am Send a Private Message to Jamesey Add Jamesey as a friend

Going back even further, there was a pub bang opposite the entrance - the Railway Arms (I think). Had snooker tables and barrels of ale racked behind counter. One of the first nice places to go when the planners started wrecking Old Croydon. Could be the one referred to above by Willo and Nic?


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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 08 Jun 20 11.22am Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by Jamesey

Going back even further, there was a pub bang opposite the entrance - the Railway Arms (I think). Had snooker tables and barrels of ale racked behind counter. One of the first nice places to go when the planners started wrecking Old Croydon. Could be the one referred to above by Willo and Nic?


Edited by Jamesey (08 Jun 2020 11.18am)

The Public House to which I referred was opposite East Croydon station in bygone days.

 

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View mr. apollo's Profile mr. apollo Flag Somewhere in Switzerland 08 Jun 20 11.33am Send a Private Message to mr. apollo Add mr. apollo as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

The Public House to which I referred was opposite East Croydon station in bygone days.

That's the one, pretty sure was railway arms or tavern (maybe) Inde Coope Yellow Front, Did Skol special on draught, Was as near to my house as the Cricketers, so sometimes went for a beer there with staffie before he gave it up.

Was looking for a photo on Google, but guess it was just too ugly to be remembered on film.

 


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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 08 Jun 20 12.03pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by mr. apollo

That's the one, pretty sure was railway arms or tavern (maybe) Inde Coope Yellow Front, Did Skol special on draught, Was as near to my house as the Cricketers, so sometimes went for a beer there with staffie before he gave it up.

Was looking for a photo on Google, but guess it was just too ugly to be remembered on film.

May I enquire as to whether the 'Cricketers' to which you refer is the small public house in Lower Addiscombe Road ?
I have also imbibed in this establishment in bygone days!

 

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View mr. apollo's Profile mr. apollo Flag Somewhere in Switzerland 08 Jun 20 12.40pm Send a Private Message to mr. apollo Add mr. apollo as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

May I enquire as to whether the 'Cricketers' to which you refer is the small public house in Lower Addiscombe Road ?
I have also imbibed in this establishment in bygone days!

That's the one lived on the Wates estate in Turnpike Link.

 


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View Willo's Profile Willo Flag South coast - west of Brighton. 08 Jun 20 12.49pm Send a Private Message to Willo Add Willo as a friend

Originally posted by mr. apollo


That's the one lived on the Wates estate in Turnpike Link.

A cosy Public House.
'Mine Host' at the time I imbibed in there sadly passed away with cancer some while ago.

With regard to East Croydon station, I recall in bygone days there used to be a Railway Club adjacent to it and a chap I know used to purchase snuff in a tobacconist a few shops away from the entrance of the station.No trams in those days!

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View croydon proud's Profile croydon proud Flag croydon 08 Jun 20 12.55pm Send a Private Message to croydon proud Add croydon proud as a friend

Originally posted by Willo

I recall imbibing in that Public House.

I was informed about a significant disturbance which occurred in this establishment a few days prior to a Christmas between supporters of Chelsea and our beloved team resulting in glass being strewn all over the floor.I was not present at the time!


The whole pub would tilt depending where the majority were standing, if i remember correctly chelsea took a severe punishment for drinking in the centre of town, never to return! The porter and sorter was the only pub i have entered for a beer, and turned back around as it was such a dive, literally a spit and sawdust effort, all wooden but not in a nice way, more mdf everywhere!

 

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