On the 27th july i went on a memory lane trail which brought me to the Lion Inn to show a friend your pub and also a picture of my grandad. The picture is situated in the centre of a complilation photo frame on the left as you walk through the main door to the bar. The photo shows Fred Middleton sitting round the fire having a drink with my grandad (William Atkinson Hoggarth, known as Ack round these parts. My grandad was a regular visitor to the pub and would take us as children to show us the photo. Since my grandad past away i have in my posession his old clogs and felt whilst sitting in the lion that these clogs would be more at home (as he was) placed near his photo. Please could you let me know your thoughts on this
Thanks for the message Bridget, the photo you mention is one of my favourite in the pub, I've looked at it most days over the past 23 years, wondering who Fred Middleton's drinking partner was, and what they were talking about back in 1939!
I assume your grandfather lived & worked locally, what did he do?
It would be a great honour to have his old clogs hanging near the picture. Please contact me by email or phone on 01751-417320 and we can arrange this.