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The Green Man
« on: October 21, 2006, 05:21:36 PM »
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Re: The Green Man
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2006, 07:43:22 PM »
What a shame that lovely old buildings like this are being demolished. What is going to replace The Green Man? I suppose developers can make more money building new apartments or something similar, than renovating old properties. It's happening all over the UK. By the way, in the small town where I now live in Northern Ireland we boast 'The oldest pub in Ireland' it's been there since the 17th Century. Old buildings give so much character to a place. Was the Green Man well used by locals? I know my dad liked a drink, he may well have drunk there back in the 50's. Amanda
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Re: The Green Man
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2006, 12:21:21 AM »
That it a truly sad photograph!

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Re: The Green Man
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2006, 12:04:09 AM »
What a shame that lovely old buildings like this are being demolished. What is going to replace The Green Man? I suppose developers can make more money building new apartments or something similar, than renovating old properties. It's happening all over the UK. By the way, in the small town where I now live in Northern Ireland we boast 'The oldest pub in Ireland' it's been there since the 17th Century. Old buildings give so much character to a place. Was the Green Man well used by locals? I know my dad liked a drink, he may well have drunk there back in the 50's. Amanda
                                                               And with the pub we loose the Langley Rooms with its own individual memories just as a liitle way toward catford at the old tram stop opposite Peter Pan's pool stood a little school in which H G Wells had his  early educatiom. Er! is demolition a stranger to Ulster.  ?  dickie ..................................                       
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Re: The Green Man
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2006, 07:41:06 AM »
Good to see your name pop up again Dickie.  How are you and the family going?

Has that little school gone then?  Oh dear.  What a piece of history to have lost for the district.  Who are the bounders (isn't that a lovely, old fashioned word?) to decree these wonderful old places should be demolished?

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Re: The Green Man
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2006, 10:32:43 AM »
No Dickie demolition is not a stranger to ulster, new apartment blocks are popping up everywhere. we are just fortunate in our small town to have a few buildings preserved and I live in a street of old terraced cottages that are in a preservation area. Lots of ugly new buildings here too! amanda
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Re: The Green Man
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2006, 09:44:22 PM »
What good news.  Fingers crossed people power prevails.

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