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Report - The Black Horse, Wolverhampton

Discussion in 'Leisure Sites' started by dweeb, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. dweeb

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    Epic sized pub built in the style of a Tudor manor, and let me tell you Henry VIII could not have done a better job!

    To understand why the pub was built to such an amazing style, a quick social history lesson is needed...
    In the 30's it became very fashionable to live in the suburbs. Most towns and cities will have those 30's houses with their gables and bay windows. This was the start of middle classes escaping the grime of town life, and enjoying what was almost a 'mock countryside', with tree lined streets, rose bushes in the gardens and so on. The pubs were built to match this style, and many were built to imitate country manors to blend in with this facade of country life...

    The Black horse had been a rough pub for years. It was blessed with stone windows, fitted with beautiful tudor style glass, ornate plasterwork, and a huge mock tudor function room. Sadly the pikeys have made a right mess of the place, and many of these features lie smashed on the floor...

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    Tudor rose in the iron spindles, blending in with the tudor theme
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  2. Gordon WR

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    I used to work there behind the bar in the '70s part time, and when I saw it from the outside last month I almost didn't recognise it as it was 5yrs since I last drove past it. Can't remember the name of the license at the time but he was into using the services of "call girls " on a regular basis I seem to remember!
    I was living down the Birmingham New Rd in Lanesfield at the time I worked there and also ran a chain of ICI filling stations in and around Wolverhampton. One in Cannock Rd and another on B'ham Rd just out of the center of town. Also in Penkridge, Cannock, Dudley and Stoubridge amongst others.
     
  3. islandexplorer

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    Yeah, well during the early 80's, when CB was all the rage, we formed a club where we we would meet about once a month at the Black Horse 'drinking 20'. But after a 'bit of a skirmish' one night we got barred so moved to the Staffordshire Knott (about a mile up the road). I remember a bloke who worked behind the bar for years although I cant remember his name but I think he became the manager. then in about 1995, I worked at a near-by Fiat garage at the Fighting Cocks and me and a so-called 'mate' use to go in after work. Last time I was in there must be at least 6 years ago now. Use to be a very popular pub as there arn't amy others around that area which can be a little on the 'rough side'.
     
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