butcher hill/West park

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butcher hill/West park

Postby iggypopfan » Thu 04 Feb, 2016 8:53 am

Hi all.....I am new to the area and live in West park ....been reading the ghost and spook stories and thoroughly enjoying them. I wonder if anyone knows any connected with my area? Nothing spooky has happened yet ......I did have a few in my old houses both in Edinburgh ((bathroom door bolting from inside...no one in bathroom! ..footsteps in hall...shadow through glass door etc....found out later about a spirit of a wrongly hanged man who haunted the small cil de sac where I lived))and my last home in Fife. ...heavy oppressive atmosphere..lights on and off..cold spots---skeleton of Cromwell ian era soldier found when building the houses c 1970....so far this house has no feeling of gloom and negative atmosphere.
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Re: butcher hill/West park

Postby volvojack » Thu 04 Feb, 2016 9:30 am

Good Morning, I think you will get quite a few diverse reply's . all I can offer is concerning your last line , so far.........
is to try the Hark To Rover Pub midweek.
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Re: butcher hill/West park

Postby sparky415 » Thu 04 Feb, 2016 12:27 pm

Hark to Rover's been closed a good while...
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Re: butcher hill/West park

Postby volvojack » Thu 04 Feb, 2016 1:06 pm

sparky415 wroteColonHark to Rover's been closed a good while...


Not surprised, went to a reunion some years ago on a evening and we were the only people in there apart from the barman and one other person
Originally I went in the week it opened and it had most unlike atmosphere for a Pub even then.

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Re: butcher hill/West park

Postby iggypopfan » Thu 04 Feb, 2016 5:13 pm

Sounds like my old local.....If you add scenes from the film "deliverance"!
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Re: butcher hill/West park

Postby BLAKEY » Fri 04 Mar, 2016 10:12 am

Ashamed to say that although I live less than a mile away, and I know where Hark to Rover cottages are, I can't remember the pub at all - could someone say where it was please ?? Oh, just a thought, was it in the modern parade of shops at the bottom of Spen Lane ??
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Re: butcher hill/West park

Postby jdbythesea » Fri 04 Mar, 2016 12:03 pm

That's it Blakey, on Spen Lane between Spen Approach and Ghyll Road. It used to be a parade of four shops back in the 60s.
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Re: butcher hill/West park

Postby BLAKEY » Fri 04 Mar, 2016 2:28 pm

jdbythesea wroteColonThat's it Blakey, on Spen Lane between Spen Approach and Ghyll Road. It used to be a parade of four shops back in the 60s.


Many thanks jdbythesea - a bit strange that it didn't thrive with a heavily populated catchment area like that :? :? , but then I suppose it wasn't too far to stroll to the Duttons Arms or the Dalesman and others. I was going to say that perhaps the Prohibition Movement was strong around there but I don't think so !! :oops: :oops:
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Re: butcher hill/West park

Postby tyke bhoy » Fri 04 Mar, 2016 3:29 pm

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Re: butcher hill/West park

Postby sparky415 » Fri 04 Mar, 2016 4:58 pm

I had some great nights in the hark., Lock Ins were the order of the day and after a session in Horsforth, and if we hadn't pulled, we'd get a 'joe baxi' to the hark and let the party begin. Very good days and, in the grand scheme of things, not too long ago either.
Lots of Hawki girls in there, some rough, some not so rough. Always plenty of 'different ' people in there, which made it a gold mine for an avid people watcher like myself...
Actually, I had my first pint in there, got taken out by the older local lads, and i think i had three pints. They didn't stay in my stomach for long. One of the lads dropped me off home in his Capri, after sinking a number of pints......Aahh the good old, old days.....
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