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The Baring
« on: November 18, 2009, 11:06:46 AM »
Hi all. Been away on holiday. Went to the estate yesterday 17th and going through Grove Park by the station i noticed that the Baring Pub is all boarded up, i dont know if its being pulled down. That means that the only pubs open within walking distance of the estate are the new Tavern and The Crown in Burnt Ash Lane.
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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2009, 10:50:02 PM »
Hi all. Been away on holiday. Went to the estate yesterday 17th and going through Grove Park by the station i noticed that the Baring Pub is all boarded up, i dont know if its being pulled down. That means that the only pubs open within walking distance of the estate are the new Tavern and The Crown in Burnt Ash Lane.

This is absolutely unbearable, knocking down the old pubs I used to hang around. I don't think I can take any more, it is to upsetting.  Sorry I can't write any more.   Smiffy
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Re: The Baring
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2009, 01:10:00 AM »
Oh my goodness!  Is there going to be nothing left of the old places?

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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2009, 01:29:30 AM »
Oh my goodness!  Is there going to be nothing left of the old places?

Bren

I do not know what the old country is coming too, the things I hear about England these days make me want to cry  :'( :o :).   Smiffy
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Re: The Baring
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2009, 09:39:13 AM »
It was firebombed a few months ago and notorious for drug dealing, which moved from the Green Man to the Tiger's Head and finally to the Baring Hall.

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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2009, 11:32:56 PM »
It was firebombed a few months ago and notorious for drug dealing, which moved from the Green Man to the Tiger's Head and finally to the Baring Hall.

Seriously, It breaks your heart to hear of these things happening these days.   Smiffy
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2009, 06:13:05 AM »
Drugs?  Firebombed? At the Baring Hotel?  Oh my goodness me, what is the world coming to. I remember sitting in that pub, drinking my Babycham (and feeling very grown up!).
Our young days were so innocent weren't they?  Or was it just me?

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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2009, 07:54:43 PM »
Drugs?  Firebombed? At the Baring Hotel?  Oh my goodness me, what is the world coming to. I remember sitting in that pub, drinking my Babycham (and feeling very grown up!).
Our young days were so innocent weren't they?  Or was it just me?

Bren

I think it was the way we where brought up, Brenda, we where taught, respect towards authority and other people, we where taught politeness to others, and a lot of the things happening these days, our conscience would not let us do them. All these things I have mentioned seem to have gone out of the window, society is letting itself down, especially with this politically correct thing that is going on, too many people are being allowed to do what they like. Not like the England or even Canada we once new. Smiffy
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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2009, 05:11:59 AM »
Drugs?  Firebombed? At the Baring Hotel?  Oh my goodness me, what is the world coming to. I remember sitting in that pub, drinking my Babycham (and feeling very grown up!).
Our young days were so innocent weren't they?  Or was it just me?

Bren

What?  What?  OMG I cannot believe this!  It's too much - I have to go and have a cuppa tea and a lie down, a couple of Nurofen + might help!

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Re: The Baring
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2009, 08:05:03 PM »
Years ago this Country sent all the bad people to another Country i suppose we cant do that now.
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« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2009, 01:11:00 AM »
Um ... no, you can't, Splinter.  Smiffy, you are right: there seems to be a lack of conscience these days, doesn't there. And yet we hear only of the bad stuff and the bad people; we hear so little of the good and there is a lot of good people out there, nice young people that don't make the headlines.

As for bad people: well, guess who recently discovered her great-grandfather was sent to prison for receiving stolen goods?  Yep. Mine own great-grand-daddy was sentenced to 6 months hard labour. He didn't get out though, he died in the clink.  Perhaps that was a salutory lesson for my father and his siblings because they were all so, so honest.

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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2009, 02:54:22 AM »
We in WA have just had a 15 year old charged with receiving stolen goods, and pressure from the do gooder's, the police have dropped the charges and he now been given a A$1000.00 for his troubles. What next! stealing/receiving is against the law, no matter what the amount. Dark skin should tell you why! its getting worse does not matter what country you live in.
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« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2009, 04:29:06 AM »
Years ago this Country sent all the bad people to another Country i suppose we cant do that now.
No you can't - we have enough of our own, and by the look of them they did not originate from the first fleet.
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« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2009, 05:09:24 PM »
If they were all shoved in the outback, most wouldn`t make it (no loss their) and the ones that do would not want to go back. Problem solved. OR we could always put them in prison for the right amount of time, with NO luxuries and no parole, then when they are near release they can go out (Supervised) and clean all the Grafitti and litter up. SORRY WE CAN`T DO THAT IT`S AGAINST THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS. Makes you want to cry. What i would like to know is that crime is getting worse no matter what we do. Therefore if the authorities can`t deal with it then US the PUBLIC will end up dealing with it like we did 2000 years ago. OK I`ve had my rant.
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« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2009, 06:50:24 AM »
If they were all shoved in the outback, most wouldn`t make it (no loss their) and the ones that do would not want to go back. Problem solved. OR we could always put them in prison for the right amount of time, with NO luxuries and no parole, then when they are near release they can go out (Supervised) and clean all the Grafitti and litter up. SORRY WE CAN`T DO THAT IT`S AGAINST THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS. Makes you want to cry. What i would like to know is that crime is getting worse no matter what we do. Therefore if the authorities can`t deal with it then US the PUBLIC will end up dealing with it like we did 2000 years ago. OK I`ve had my rant.

I think you might need a cuppa tea and a lie down.  But you are quite correct, not politically correct, but correct nonetheless.
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