Shut the box in the Haydn

After work in the Haydn Arms

By Phil

After work on a Friday, when the pubs didn’t open until 5pm, we used to meet up at the Haydn Arms for a few pints and a game of Shut the Box.  We used to play for 5p a game, which wasn’t a lot even in the 80s.  The loser had to buy the drinks.

Traditional pub games

That was the only pub I knew with proper pub games like dominoes, shove hapenny, skittles and of course darts. 

The landlady was Jan and the landlord was Keith.  I was quite sad to drive past and see it is now houses.

This page was added on 03/10/2010.

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  • WOW  THE HAYDEN ARMS   WAS MY LOCAL IN 1964  REMEMBER JAN WELL   WE ( RICH HALL , VINCE , MAURICE , JENNIE ) USED TO PLAY UP TILL CLOSING TIME THEN WHEN JAN CALLED TIME WE USED TO CLIMB OUT THE WINDOW AND LEAVE THAT WAY SO THEY THOUGHT WE WERE STILL THERE !!

    RICH HALL OFTEN WENT THERE WITH HIS DAD.  BILL – FATHER AND SON QUIET DRINK TOGETHER 

    PETE

     

     

    By PETER LOMBARDI (20/05/2016)

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