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Newspaper appeal: ‘Please confirm I’m not going mad’

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Sometimes, even the imagination of a booze-soaked fantasist can become the news.

The Shields Gazette, 17 January 2011 (story):

Can you help solve pub mystery?

A GAZETTE reader has asked South Tynesiders to help solve a pub ‘mystery’.

The woman hopes someone will remember a watering hole that she believes was built on South Shields seafront in the late 1980s.

But she hasn’t been able to find anyone else who remembers the short-lived bar and is praying someone can shed some light on the pub to “confirm I’m not going mad”.

She said: “After the burning down of Frankie’s Cafe, situated on the seafront in 1988, a new pub was built shortly afterwards, not directly on the same site but close by.

“This, I seem to remember, did not last very long. It may also have burned to the ground, but I do recall being there on one Saturday evening.

“I would love to know what the name of this pub was and maybe see a photograph of it just to confirm that I’m not going mad.”

If you can help solve the mystery of the pub’s identity, call 427 4852.


Thanks to Dan Coggins.


Written by Paddy

January 19, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Posted in Utter bullshit

4 Responses

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  1. I would love to see any follow-up to this. Especially if the pub was also burnt to the ground.


    January 19, 2011 at 5:28 pm

  2. I think she was in on the insurance jobs (x2) at the time, and is now trying to come clean.


    January 19, 2011 at 10:16 pm

  3. Sheilds Gazette Journo: Two pints of Stella and two Bell’s please.Quiet in here today like Mick.
    Landlord: Aye just old Elsie.Mind she’s been in every day since she got out of nick in ’92 after that arson business.
    Elsie: Buy uz a drink mate.Eee ah remember when the was some class boozers round here…etc
    SGJ: Well there’s tomorrow’s story in the bag.Two more Stella please Mick..


    January 20, 2011 at 1:54 pm

  4. it was called horizons


    January 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm

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